- Hours: Open daily, but closed January 1, Memorial Day1, July 4, Labor Day2, Thanksgiving3, Friday after Thanksgiving and December 25
- Reservations: Not required, except for summer concert series
- Cost: Admission charged; free admission on selected Mondays as posted on their website
- Location: 10 minutes east of Downtown Denver and one mile north of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center
- How Long: Allow a few hours
- Best Time to Visit:Best in summer, but open year round
Denver Botanic GardenCovering 23 acres and housing more than 15,000 plant species, Denver Botanic Garden is one of the United States' top urban gardens. Western Panoramas, Sacred Earth and the Heirloom Garden areas focus on regional themes at the Denver Botanic Garden. The Roads Water-Smart Garden, Dryland Mesa and the Laura Smith Porter Plains Garden provide drought-tolerant gardening models and showcase native and adapted plants that thrive in Western gardens.
Weekend drop-in tours, included in the admission price, are given June through August at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. Outdoor concerts are held in summer, and usually sell out. Every summer Tuesday morning, June through August, the Denver Botanic Garden hosts a free early morning fitness walk and T'ai Chi class.
Getting to the Denver Botanic GardensDenver Botanic Garden
1005 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Denver Botanic Garden Website
Exit I-25 at 6th Avenue East exit (Exit 209A). After 2.75 miles, turn left (north) onto Josephine Street. Turn left after about 3 blocks into the Denver Botanic Garden parking lot between 9th and 10th Streets.
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1 Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May.
2 Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.
3 Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.