It's so great when you can explore the outdoors as a family, and what better place to explore nature than in one of the top five botanic gardens in the entire country!
Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street is acres of colorful and natural fun, with a wide range of collections and gardens that are great to explore. With plants from all across the world, it's also a place where kids can learn about geography, climate and biology.
There are a number of living collections at Denver Botanic Gardens, where you can experience plants and flowers as they should be enjoyed. From the fun alpine plants that grow in rock crevices, to aquatic plants that have actually adapted to thrive in water!
You're also in Colorado, so it's great for kids to learn all about the native plants to the state, which actually grew pre European settlement.
If you want to learn more about the plants and the gardens, check out the monthly walking tour that you can ask all the questions you want about the gardens.
At the Denver Botanic Gardens in York Street, the visitor center is a great place to start! They can let you know what is best for your interests. From ornamental gardens, to water gardens and internationally inspired gardens, there is plenty to see!
There are even shady gardens for you to enjoy some time out of the sun if you want to. And don't forget the children's garden - it's created just for them!
You might have some little botanists in the family - so get those green thumbs ready!
Don’t forget to wear sunscreen! Most of Denver Botanic Gardens is outside.
Offshoots Café is a full service, fresh food café great for your lunch! There are also vending machine at Mordecai Children’s Garden. Yum yum!
Healthy Eating They have vegetarian options, as well as locally sourced ingredients. There are also healthy choices at the children's garden. You can always bring a picnic and drinks if you like.
To Denver Botanic Gardens from I-25: Take the 6th Avenue East exit (Exit 209A). Go east on 6th Avenue to Josephine Street (about 2.75 miles). Take a left (north) onto Josephine Street, go 3-1/2 blocks. Take a left into Denver Botanic Gardens parking lot between 9th and 10th Streets. RTD accessible.
Denver Botanic Gardens offers special activities for visiting school groups and teachers, so why not get the kids out of the classroom and into nature!
The Shop at the Gardens has a huge variety of items, including books, jewellery, gardening items & more. Books, games and toys are available for children so make sure you bring that pocket money!
The gardens are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of some trails. Wheelchairs are available onsite for guests who need them.
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