Denver Botanic Gardens

Type: Gardens

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Just 10 minutes from downtown, Denver Botanic Gardens is a 24-acre oasis in the middle of the city with consistently spectacular exhibits. It's the place to learn about native plants and flowers as...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Mid-May - Sep: Thu-Tue 9am-8pm; Wed 9am-2pm
  • Oct - Mid-May: Daily 9am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $12.50; Senior (65+) $9.50; Student $9; Military $9.50; Child (4-15) $9; Child (3 and under) Free

  • Outdoor Activities: "Check the online schedule for unique programming and be aware that advanced online ticketing is required for entry and activities."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "There are free entry days throughout the year."
  • Best Attractions & Activities, Parks: "Free days are scheduled throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Check the Botanic Gardens website to find which days are free."
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The Denver Botanic Gardens cultivates community with events like outdoor yoga, but simply strolling among the plants and flowers is worth the visit.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: All gardens are romantic by nature, but Denver Botanic Gardens' Romantic Gardens are especially so.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Denver Botanic Gardens sites offer beauty and serenity in an urban metropolis but also music, education and the beloved holiday extravaganza Blossoms of Light.
  • Best for Parks Because: In addition to its acres of flowers and plants on display, Denver Botanic Gardens provides learning, concerts, guided hikes and a wealth of worthy events.

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