The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The 23-acre (93,000 m2) park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater, which hosts various concerts in the summer.
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Kelsey Moore | Feb 24, 2018
One of my favorite botanic gardens in the US that I have visited so far. Even in the Winter there's a lot to see with the indoor sections, but outside in the summers where things really shine. The variety of landscapes and flowers in the wonderful all food and beverage selection of the beehive always make this a great choice to visit. The children's garden is also a wonderful and unique place to bring younger kids
Shan McGuire | Jan 23, 2018
Blossom of light was wonderful. The entire park filled with innovative ways of showing off the gardens. The people were polite and courteous, a bit of a change from the usual Christmas melee. The park is not so packed that you can't take your time to enjoy the experience. At one point another patron offered us a view of his purchased 3d glasses and then insisted that our 12 yr old son keep them. Very kind. It was truly a great trip.
David Basler | Jan 4, 2018
An art and garden lover's dream! Love this place! Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour of the Alexander Calder exhibit! Calder was a traveling exhibit but there is always something going on that’s special and it’s also fun to just go and walk around or have a picnic. Concerts are great and so are the plant sales in the spring and fall. Great deals on great plants grown right there at the Gardens!
Jasmelle Jaramillo | Feb 25, 2018
This place is so beautiful! I would definitely come back here again. If I were you, I would definitely look into their FREE events calendar because on there... They show when are the FREE EVENTS from the whole city!!! This is a bonus, at least I would consider it because on the calendar will show whether or not there are discounts if the events aren't free.
Gwendolyn Boone | Jan 9, 2018
It was busy when I visited but this place is so big and beautiful I hardly noticed. It doesn't seem like you are in a city, it's definitely an escape. The gardens were extremely well maintained and full of a variety of healthy flora. The indoor areas were tidy and had a lot of interesting life in them. A lot of art throughout that blended nicely with the landscape. I could have watched the birds on the pond all day long. There was some live music playing when we visited, which ordinarily might bother me while I'm trying to absorb my surroundings but it really heightened the experience in the garden center. Many informative plaques around the gardens. Kudos to those who run these gardens because the love for their art is visible. I cannot wait to go back here.
Jason Lihani | Apr 4, 2018
I've been here more times than I can count. The gardens have actually influenced where I live for the past two years. My number one priority for my place was that it was within walking distance of the gardens. Not only are the staple features like the Science Pyramid and Tropical Plant Dome incredible, but the gardens are so large that I'm always finding new little areas I've never seen. The Botanic Gardens are hands down the best value experience in the area. Also, they have an incredible gift shop that you can visit without buying a ticket.
Jay | Apr 5, 2018
This place is so amazing that I got a membership just so I can come here anytime I want and see the different plants and flowers. The tropical garden is in bloom year round and they have other events going on during the winter months when most of the plants are hibernating. During the summer, there are concerts and a huge plant sake where you can buy ordinary and exotic flowers to plant in your own garden. They also have plenty of activities for kids, especially during holidays. A+
Krizia Ong | Mar 8, 2018
The indoor areas were really lovely and well kept and organized but this time of year the outside areas, many of them are just dead and dry so its not so nice to walk around. I can imagine this place would be absolutely beautiful in the warmer months when everything is in bloom. I look forward to coming back for that time! But overall for this visit it was so so. I could've easily spent a whole day here if there was more to see. The layout of the garden itself is beautiful and wonderfully organized though.
Samantha | Mar 22, 2018
We have gone to Denver botanical gardens for free days, regular days and Christmas light shows. We absolutely love it! Our favorite event was the chihuly exhibits, all the glass work simply takes your breath away! The light show is a winter wonderland and well worth a visit. The children's area is perfect for all ages. It is a must see when visiting Colorado!
Michael Rollins | May 7, 2018
We are members and only get there 2 or 3 times a year. The garden is large and diverse. One of our favorites is the Japanese garden. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained by 2000 friendly volunteers. You could spend a few days there and not see everything. Now the tulips are blooming and worth a visit, just to see them.
Rosemary Esquivel | May 4, 2018
Great customer service, knowledgeable employees. Good entrance fee although gift store a little higher priced which tends to be normal for these establishments. We visited in March when pretty well everything was brown, but it was still beautiful and serene. Definitely a must see when in bloom.
Harper Jocque | May 9, 2018
The botanic gardens are amazing. It's different every season, there's lots of birds and pollinators, the membership is completely worth it and the food at the hive garden bistro is actually tasty if a bit overpriced. There are cute ducks in the conservatory. The botany library is public and really unique. The winter lights are great too.
Jose Ortiz | Jun 16, 2018
I could probably write a ton of words to describe this place, but in all actuality, it's much simpler to just say that this place is beautiful. You can spend hours in here trying to capture every flower, every plant, every tree and piece of artwork and still not see it all in a day. Around every corner there's something new and you find yourself taking random turns left and right, back and forward, because something catches your eye that you have to see. The entry fee is reasonable and worth it. I recommend stopping here whether you are a visitor such as myself or even a resident. Hopefully my pictures have captured a small piece of what you can see inside.
Pamela Martin | Jun 9, 2018
Beautiful Gardens of every kind! It was a hot day, but there are many shaded areas to sit and enjoy the serenity of the gardens. I love the hummingbirds and butterflies. The rose garden is outstanding! A great way to spend a morning or an afternoon. The gift shop has some unique items.
Camron Branch | Jun 21, 2018
Beautiful place! I would highly recommend coming to the Botanic Gardens. Parking can be a little difficult at times but once you're all settled in its definitely an amazing experience. I personally loves the Bonsai tree section of the gardens. Expect to stay a while here as there is a lot to see and appreciate.
Cyrus Pace | Jun 21, 2018
This was a very cool experience, there are tons and tons different types of plants. You could spend hours at this place and not get bored there are also lots of bunnies, fish, and birds. There is also an indoor section so even if it is hot outside you can go there and there is something to enjoy. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun thing to do in Denver.
Keith Burgess | Jun 3, 2018
I really enjoyed my time here and there is almost too much to see. There are so many plant varieties and cool and unique buildings, many with interactive displays. The only downside was that on a 90 degree day there was almost no shade to be found which made the experience a little miserable periodically. The restaurant in the middle was the exception with a beautiful shaded patio serving some seriously yummy food and drinks.
Damon Doran | Jul 23, 2018
Growing up in San Francisco and working in Golden Gate Park I can tell you I have seen world-class gardens. Well, Colorado owns one as well in the Denver Botanic Gardens. Truly a beautiful learning experience for all. We went in July and plan on going this Fall, Winter, and Spring. They have what seems like a Global presentation of all plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs from all Four Corners. The presentation is breathtaking. They have places you can sit and capture your surroundings via canvas, or photography. Want to have a lunch well you can bring your own or dine at one of their food outlets.Plenty of trails to give yourself a tour. Each offering comes with plenty of info to tell you its name, origin and other information. Plenty to see do and learn. You can go for one hour or one day it's up to you. FREE parking to be had across the street.
Zach Hilbrich | Jul 28, 2018
Me and my wife had a great time at the botanical gardens! Had interesting horticulture and species from all over the world. It seemed like every blade of grass had a sign marking its scientific and common name as well as the country of origin. My personal favorite was the Japanese garden. So tranquil. This might be worth a membership if you are an artist. They have art classes to for painting and drawing the flora, but even better is that you can just come with a canvas or pad and sit wherever you like and let your creativity flow. Super cool place.
Carolynn Ingram | Jul 26, 2018
Loved the gardens. I want to come back when the temperatures are cooler. It is laid out so wonderfully by regions. I could spend all day here. Leave yourself plenty of time so you don't miss anything. The gift shop was amazing. Purchased a beautiful air plant. Wonderful place to take pictures.
Donovan Malley | Jul 27, 2018
These gardens are amazing for their variety, density, and design. Each garden has a theme, from Romantic to various native Colorado habitat to tropical to Japanese and more. Sculpture, ponds and fountains are also included in the design, which efficiently contain a rich amount in a small space, yet without feeling cramped. There's even a separate children's garden and a Science Pyramid. Two restaurants serve food, one indoor with sandwiches and the other further from the entrance is a grill with burgers and wood-fired pizza. On top of that, plenty of open spaces are used for outdoor concerts, weddings, and other events. Exercise, fresh air and beauty for hours, less expensive and more satisfying than a movie.
James Julien | Jul 18, 2018
Absolutely a wonderful place! Perfect for the family or a date. There was way more variety that I would have expected. It’s large enough that you can find some peace & quiet even on a busy weekend. Definitely worth a visit during the non Winter months if you have the time. The bonsai were especially cool!
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