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Denver Botanic Gardens

1005 York Street, Denver, CO 80206-3014
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  • Denver Botanic GardensPro 2014
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    The price of admission is steep ($12.50 per person) so bring your student ID if you have one. That said, the landscaping and horticulture is absolutely gorgeous. The gardens are divided based on regional ecosystems. Many, like the alpine and mesa desert exhibits are quite familiar while other areas, such as the African flowers and the Japanese section are outlandish and quite beautiful.

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  • Denver Botanic GardensPro 2014
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    Went for the special Christmas lights and it was absolutely amazing! The moment we walked in it started snowing adding to the magical feeling. We decided to buy the extra 3D glasses and it was so worth it! It sounds silly but seeing all those little sparkling candy canes was really fun and added that extra bit of whimsy.
    Highly recommend for the holiday season!

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    The Botanic Gardens isn't just about pretty flowers -- art is integrated throughout the landscape here, blending nature and human expression on a variety of levels. Whether it's vibrant blown-glass Chihuly installations peppered throughout the gardens or metal sculptures winding through the foliage, there is often an artistic flair incorporated into the landscape. Want to be inspired with mixed media? Check out the ever-changing indoor exhibits, which have included photography, Japanese gardens and bamboo creations.

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  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    Botanical gardens aren't typically my thing but this one really stands out. It's divided into different regions--from arid to rain forest--and has lots of water areas (ie a gorgeous lily pond as well as hidden and not-so-hidden fountains). Best of all, there is typically an extensive sculpture exhibit set up around the garden, which only adds to the beauty of the place. There's also a hands-on area for kids, complete with shovels, water-play and plant/bug exploration.

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    A lovely botanic garden with a wide range of habitats and exhibits. The alpine rock garden in particular is pretty awesome, as are the Asian-inspired gardens. Though really, everything is pretty great. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is a fantastic example of a tropical conservatory, with very cool midcentury-style diamondy shaped windows, instead of the traditional rectangular greenhouse ones.

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    Only ever been here for the Christmas lights which are always impressive. Deserves to be recognised for making a go of this in a very dry climate!

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  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    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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  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    Not only amazing plants, trees and foliage from around the world but catch a jazz concert in the summer or a light show in the winter.

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    Beautiful grounds and DBG has outdoor events as well, i.e. music during summer, Christmas Lights, etc.

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    We have a family membership to the gardens and it is worth every penny. Whether it is taking the kids in the summer to view the Koi pond, or strolling in winter to the see holiday lights, I love this place. It is always well maintained with something new to see!

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  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    If you are visiting during the summer the Botantic Gardens is a must see. Another treat is their summer concert series on the lawn. Bring a picnic and enjoy the flowers and the music. The shows often sell out but check their website for tix availability.

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    Nice Gardens, pretty good size some indoor exhibits and most of it is outside, which is even interesting to see in winter (of course spring / summer is nicer)

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  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    With the high elevation and short growing season, Denver is a tough place to grow plants. But that hasn't stopped the Denver Botanic Gardens from creating a lovely, educational garden. There's even a several-storey greenhouse that houses tropical plants.

    The gardens host a Summer Concert series that is always a hot ticket. Very pleasant place.

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    Beautiful in all seasons!

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    There is a bounty of themed gardens to spend the whole day exploring.

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    Outdoor Concerts are Fantastic!!

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Description

These gardens encompass an impressive 21 acres (8.5 hectares). Specialized gardens offer visitors a variety of botanical experiences. Seek solitude in the sanctuary of the Japanese Garden, overlooking a pond with goldfish and bonsai trees. Reminisce on your childhood with Dr. Seuss, Winnie the Pooh and other favorite characters in the Storybook Gardens. The Xeriscape Demo Garden and the Rock Alpine Garden are the places to gather ideas for your own backyard. In all there are more than 30 gardens to explore.

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4.5 out of 5
32 members' reviews
1,490 people visited Denver Botanic Gardens

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