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Denver Botanic Gardens

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Public Gardens, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Gardens, Trees & Scenery, Farms, Birthday Parties, School Trip, Healthy/Active, Educational, Green
1007 York St, Denver, CO
URL: Denver Botanic Gardens  Phone: 720-865-3501

Activity Overview

The Denver Botanic Garden is a popular nature attraction with three different locations in Denver, Colorado. Features of the various garden sites include diverse plant collections, a children's garden, a working farm, play areas, nature trails, and fields of colorful wildflowers. Each of its three attractions are great places to spend some time enjoying the fresh air and gorgeous scenery of Denver while learning about native plants.

Things to Do

  • Visit the main location on York Street so that your child can explore the Mordecai Children's Garden! This beautiful 3-acre garden encourages children and their families to interact with nature while learning about plants, hunting for bugs, and listening to stories.
  • Explore dozens of fascinating gardens at the York Street location, including the Victorian Secret Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the gorgeous Water Gardens filled with water lilies.
  • Go on a family hike at the Chatfield location, where you can explore nature trails, view wildflower gardens, visit a butterfly house, and learn about a historic farm.

Denver Botanic Gardens Insider Tips

  • If you're willing to drive a bit, consider heading out to Mount Goliath, a beautiful mountain peak where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains on the M. Walter Pesman Trail.
  • Learn about nature, ecology and horticulture while taking one of the many guided tours offered at the gardens.
  • Check out the garden's calendar to learn about events such as festivals, tours, summer camps, children's classes, and guided hikes.

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