What could be better than strolling through lush acres of the most beautiful greenery, sculptures and so much more? Visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens in scenic Central Denver is always a treat that never, ever disappoints. Even a walk through the gift shop is a bonus, we spent an hour perusing the gorgeous wares. We scored some beautiful glass bulbs for our gardens as well as some wonderful hand lotion made from local honey and lavender.
Did you know?
Located in the middle of the Mile High City, Denver Botanic Gardens was one of the first gardens in the country to emphasize native plants and to champion environmentally responsible practices, such as water conservation and biological control of pests.
In addition to the lush grounds that you can enjoy for hours, there is a rooftop garden and learning/play area for children. It is a hit with kids, so much to do to enrich their minds while getting physical activity in, it’s a win-win. There are experts placed around with carts of different plants for children to learn about. They deliver the goods with plants that pique a child’s mind. Smelly ones, sticky ones, fuzzy ones, prickly ones – you get the idea, it’s pretty fun!
Currently the Gardens are thrilled and honored to have their newest Exhibit:
Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s sculptures – ranging in size and form – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis.
Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens.
Oct 1 – Mother’s Day: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
$9.50 – Seniors
$9 – Students and youth 3-15
Free – Members and kids under 3