The 24 acres Denver Botanic Gardens boast a whopping 50 gardens for tourists to discover. From a traditional Japanese garden (complete with bonsai trees) to the South African Plaza blooming with exotic plants such as asparagus fern and torch lilies, this vast facility in downtown Denver’s chessman Park treats travelers to several different habitats.
Meanwhile, thanks to the various sculptures that grace the grounds, art lovers can also enjoy the gardens; the facility also plays host to traveling exhibitions that have included works by artists such as Stephen Talasnik and Dale Chihuly.
Consider tagging along on a guided tour if you feel a little overwhelmed by all the gardens you have to offer. Docent-led tours (which cost non-members $14) concentrate on both the flora and the art found in the building. Recent visitors said that no matter the season, the gardens are enjoyable, describing them as “stunning” and “mesmerizing.” They also highly recommend visiting the gift shop.
The Denver Botanic Gardens hosts several festivals throughout the year, including a summer concert series and a festival for Christmas. In the garden’s parking complex between York and Josephine streets, limited free parking is open. Street parking in Chessman Park or Congress Park is open.
You can use RTD routes No. 24 or No. 10 to reach the gardens if you don’t have your own set of wheels. The Denver Botanic Gardens is open from 9 a.m. every day. Depending on the season, general admission to the gardens costs $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, and $9 for students and children between 3 and 15 years of age (2 kids and younger can enter for free).
Chatfield Gardens is also open from 9 a.m. every day. Though access will set you back $5 at 5 p.m. (per vehicle). As for the location of Mount Goliath, you can visit it whenever the road to Mount Evans is accessible, although you will have to pay a $10 fee to access the path.
Love the Botanic Gardens of Denver. If you enjoy living in a natural setting instead of a concrete world, it is an oasis inside the city to escape to. The serenity and calmness are shared by many people. They change their exhibits so that people are continually learning new things about plants. This place is amazing!! Here, you can spend all day! Each section is structured perfectly and it’s like a dream!
Many of the creative gardens are drought-tolerance models and display native and adapted plants in Western gardens that thrive. The time-honored practices of European horticulture combine with a diverse variety of plants and architecture in Denver Botanic Gardens that represent the best in horticultural achievement.
The city’s first publicly accessible green roof, situated at the Gardens cafe above Offshoots, has been opened by Denver Botanic Gardens. On a city-owned building in Denver, the green roof is the first of its kind and is a highly visible example of the many advantages of green roofs for neighborhoods and building owners.