About Denver Botanic
Explore an urban oasis in the heart of the city at the 24-acre Denver Botanic Gardens. Plant specimens from the plains to the desert and tundra showcase garden designs that thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory houses thousands of tropical plants in a lush and balmy environment. A three-acre children’s garden sits atop the parking structure and provides hands-on plant-based learning and play for kids. Enjoy art exhibitions presented throughout the year, included with general admission.
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Learn about Colorado’s native flora in the 17 Gardens of the West, showcasing plants that thrive in the arid climate. See gardens inspired by Japan, China, South Africa, and the Tropics, including plants from other regions that are similar to Denver in climate and soils. Enjoy the color of roses, daylilies, irises, and more in the Ornamental Gardens, and take a relaxing break in the Shady Gardens, an especially nice place to linger on warm days. Don’t miss Mordecai Children’s Garden, where your budding horticulturalists can explore plants and the natural world through hands-on experiences and play. Open seasonally. Enhance your visit with seasonal art exhibitions, including an outdoor sculpture exhibition every spring and summer.
Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO is created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form.
Experience an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks existing only in augmented reality (AR).
The Indeligible Garden
Memories of nature have left an indelible mark on Taiko Chandler’s identity, one which is reflected in her delicate, undulating abstractions.
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