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York St. General Admission

Tickets are valid for general admission only.

-Tickets are valid any day during regular admission hours.

-Tickets are not valid for Blossoms of Light or other specially ticketed events.

-Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Winter Hours

September 25, 2017- May 12, 2018

Every day: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

May 13, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2018

Every day: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Grounds close at 9 p.m.)

Mordecai Children's Garden Hours

March 1 - October 31

Every day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens occasionally closes early for special events. A list of early closure dates can be found by following this link.

www.botanicgardens.org/early-closings

Denver Botanic Gardens reserves the right to change terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

 

2018 - 2019 Homeschool Day Package

Homeschool Days offer families the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities, tours and take-home projects that families can do together. Activities are designed for children ages five and up, however all ages are welcome to attend.

 

Journey to Japan - August 27, 2018 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Pollinators - September 17, 2018 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Plants and People of the Southwest - October 29, 2018 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Paleobotany - January 28, 2019 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Plant Detectives - February 25, 2019 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

 

Register for all 5 Homeschool Days offered August 2018 through February 2019, and receive a $10 savings over the individual price.

 

Price: Discounted package price (all 5 days) $50

Adapt, Endure, Recover: Using Herbs to Increase Performance and Boost Recovery at Milk Market

This class is held at the Milk Market in the Dairy Block of Downtown Denver

 

Join herbalist Erin Hattler at Milk Market for an informative evening discussing adaptogens (herbs that increase our ability to adapt to stress). We will discuss herbs to use for altitude sickness, how to use adaptogens to help with recovery and performance, secrets to avoiding burnout and the difference between Reshi and Chaga. You will be sampling a variety of different adaptogens and will leave with a comprehensive list of what adaptogens to use for different training or recovery goals and a personalized formula for your personal goals. Whether you are an athlete or just a weekend hiker looking to cross a few 14ers off your bucket list, join us for this workshop on herbs for athletes!

 

Price: $45

Instructor: A wild woman herbalist, Erin Hattler is passionate about the intersection of nature, recovery and empowerment. Plant medicine, self-care, good nutrition and a healthy dose of humor were integral to her personal healing journey. Erin comes from an incredible lineage of teachers both in the Western and Mayan traditions. She is certified as a clinical herbalist and women³ ethnobotanist from the Artemisia and Rue School of Herbal Studies and is an integrative nutrition certified health coach and flower essence therapist. Erin has apprenticed with healers and herbalists in Germany, New Zealand, Mexico and Crested Butte. Her studies included courses in functional medicine and clinical nutrition and she is certified in reiki, BARS and as a Radiant Tribe Facilitator.

 

Special Instructions:

This class will be held at Milk Market

1800 Wazee Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

 

About Milk Market:

Frank Bonanno is the force behind The Denver Milk Market, 15 unique venues from the mind of a celebrated Colorado chef who intends for the Milk Market to be his stamp on the city he calls home. More than just a group of food stalls (though we couldn´t be prouder of our little venues here) Milk Market is a community. We are a community of Denver institutions   a vacation home, if you will, to the Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Clyfford Still Museum. The Milk Market is a community of innovators, of local artists and craftsman, who land here weekly to showcase their best creations and share their techniques with the curious, and we are a monthly market that brims with a community of Colorado culinary makers. We are a community of early morning fitness seekers, happy hour gatherers and late night pizza eaters. Denver Milk Market is a community of food, wine and spirit professionals who invite you in to share our passion. The Denver Milk Market intends to be a happy, thriving community of the curious, the hungry and the thirsty. We feed what you hunger for! Let s meet at the Milk Market!

 

 

Amazing Vegetables A to Z Full Series

AMAZING VEGETABLES A TO Z FULL SERIES

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective

This is the class that will hone your skills as an amazing vegetable gardener. It is designed to take beginners to a new level and remind intermediate gardeners of the success strategies that always work when we go off course and forget the science of what got us to success in the first place. We will cover the science of vegetable gardening, do some myth busting, and provide you with some clear cut strategies to get the biggest harvest from the space you have.

The classes are 2 ½ hours each and are designed so that you can take the entire series or drop in for a refresher on the single class or classes that you want to brush up on. We will use a combination of hands on and lecture and demonstration to keep you engaged.

Please note: We will not cover gardening in containers in depth in this class. If that is your interest, please see Crops in Pots.

 

Session 1: Raised Beds

March 6, 2018- 6:00pm

Planning the best location, choosing in ground or raised beds and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will look at re-purposing materials to create raised beds. We will cover soil building and choosing amendments. We will build around what has not worked for you in the past and set you on a course for improvement for your 2017 vegetable garden. Every season is a Do-Over!

 

Session 2: Planting

March 13, 2018- 6:00pm

Planting is the focus of this session. How to decide what to plan, the seasons of the vegetable garden and getting the biggest bang for your gardening buck. We will cover cool season and warm season plants and the ones that grow best here in Colorado. Then take a look at seed starting and see a demonstration of starting seeds inside and direct sowing outside as well as transplanting. Then we will cover spacing strategies designed to give you the biggest harvest for the space you have available.

 

Session 3: Extended Gardening

March 20, 2018- 6:00pm

Keeping the Garden going for 3 seasons and beyond is the theme of this session. We will cover the importance of Crop Rotation and how to do it. We will learn different ways to succession plant and how it can maximize the harvest. We will address season extension strategies to protect your crops. We will also cover the concept of companion planting and what is true and what is not.

 

Session 4: Pests, Problems, & Harvesting

March 27, 2018- 6:00pm

The most common pests and diseases of the vegetable garden will be addressed, how to spot problems before they get away from you and good cultural practices to avoid problems, organics, watering, fertilizing and insect and disease controls. We will also discuss how to know when your veggies are ready for harvest.

 

Instructor: Patti O'Neal

Price: $120, $110 members

Special Instructions: You can sign up for each individual session, or sign up for all four classes in the series at a discount by signing up for "Amazing Vegetables A to Z Full Series".

 

 

Beginning Farmers Elective: Small Fruits

Beginning Farmers Elective Course

 

*This class is part of the Beginning Farmers Certificate program co-organized by DBG and CSU Extension, and is open to the general public.

 

Optional social hour 5:30 - 6pm

 

Are you interested in growing and selling vegetables but don’t know where to start? Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University Extension have partnered to develop a certificate program that will introduce you to the ins and outs of becoming a successful market farmer on five acres or less.

 

In this Small Fruits workshop, learn how to select and cultivate the best fruit crops for the Colorado Front Range

Instructor: Brien Darby & Dan Goldhamer

Price: $40, $35 member

 

Gift of Individual

**Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated**

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

 

 

1 membership card (Only valid for named card holder)

1 person admitted per visit (card holder)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 5)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Subscription to the Gardens' quarterly printed magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Guided Meditation Walk - The Three Moments

 

Life is composed of a series of experiences and our reaction to those moments. The Third Moment Method is a practical tool that in many ways embodies the essence of Buddhist practice. Please join us as we walk through the Gardens with the intention of practicing the Three Moments. 

 

Price: $18, $15 member

Instructor: Denise Bickel, PhD, MSW, LCSW

 

 

 

Individual

1 membership card (Only valid for named card holder)

1 person admitted per visit (card holder)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 5)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Subscription to the Gardens' quarterly printed magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Member Fob- New

 

A member fob allows you to gain access through the Cheesman Gate. Fobs may only be purchased and used by active members of the Gardens. This is an added benefit of membership for all levels. Non­-members or lapsed members may not purchase or renew fobs unless a membership is also processed at the time of the transaction. By purchasing a fob, you agree to take responsibility for any misuse. A membership fob fee is $25. Entry is limited to the number of people you are normally allowed with your membership. Fobs must be renewed annually.

 

Member Fob- Renew

 

A member fob allows you to gain access through the Cheesman Gate. Fobs may only be purchased and used by active members of the Gardens. This is an added benefit of membership for all levels. Non­-members or lapsed members may not purchase or renew fobs unless a membership is also processed at the time of the transaction. By purchasing a fob, you agree to take responsibility for any misuse. Entry is limited to the number of people you are normally allowed with your membership. Fobs must be renewed annually for a fee of $10.00.

 

Seedlings: 2018 Fall Series Package

Register for all 15 classes offered September through December, and receive a $30 savings over the individual price.

Seedlings classes offer a fun, hands-on way for young children, ages 18 months to six years, to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers.

You will need to choose a date and time for each of the 15 classes. Please keep in mind that classes are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Please select the session appropriate for your child's age.

No partial registrations.

 

Seedlings: Garden Games

Mordecai Children’s Garden is a perfect place to be active and have fun! Join us for some summertime fun in the Garden.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 14, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

The Art and Science of Raising What You Eat

Presented and managed by the City of Aurora

Cows, sheep and chickens, oh my! The Plains Conservation Center is home to a variety of farm animals including donkeys, sheep, chickens and turkeys. Join us for an exciting adventure where you can meet and help feed these amazing creatures! Learn how vital they were for pioneer life on the plains and how important they are for us today.

Programs occur daily, Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 3 p.m.

Program will begin at the sod village, which is 1/2 mile hike from the parking lot. Arrive early to allow yourself time to walk, program will begin promptly.

The City of Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department's mission is to encourage active lifestyles and create healthy environments for people, nature and community.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80013

Price: $5 adult, $3 child (12 and under)

 

 

Workshop - Carnivorous Plant Terrarium

Denver Botanic Gardens' Senior Horticulturist Tamara Kilbane leads an introduction to carnivorous plants that includes their trapping mechanisms, growth habits and care requirements. Participants create a carnivorous plant terrarium to take home.

Price: $76, $70 member

Instructor: Tamara Kilbane is a Senior Horticulturist at Denver Botanic Gardens, where she manages the aquatic and carnivorous plant collections. Tamara also serves as the international registrar for waterlilies and as a board member of the Colorado Water Garden Society. She received her bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Oregon State University in 2001.

 

World Food Prize Workshop Series

 

This series includes Introduction to Foods Systems and Sustainable Agriculture, Global Food Security, and Scientific Writing Workshop.  These workshops are meant to support teachers interested in participating with their students in the World Food Prize Colorado Youth Institute through Colorado State University.  Students will present a research paper documenting a global challenge and a solution to the challenge in a country of their choice at the World Food Prize Colorado Youth Institute.  These classes are also available to take as stand-alone workshops.

Class Dates and Times:

Monday, July 16 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 23 — 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 30 — 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

 

Price: $150 member, $180 nonmember

 

Instructors: Many

 

Special Instructions: Graduate level teacher relicensure credit from Colorado School of Mines in available for an additional fee. Receive 1.5 semester credit hours with $85 tuition fee.

 

 

 

 

Gift of Individual Plus

**Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated**

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

 

1 membership card (Only valid for named card holder)

2 people admitted per visit (Card holder + 1 guest)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 5)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Subscription to the Gardens' quarterly printed magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Individual Plus

1 membership card (Only valid for named card holder)

2 people admitted per visit (Card holder + 1 guest)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 5)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Subscription to the Gardens' quarterly printed magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Friends & Family

2 membership cards

6 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 4)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Subscription to the Gardens' quarterly printed magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

 

 

Gift of Friends & Family

**Gift memberships take up to 72 hours to be activated**

If you are renewing a gift membership click here

 

 

2 membership cards

6 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 4)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Entry to our Member Mornings where the Gardens are open just to members

Subscription to the Gardens' quarterly printed magazine

Receipt of our monthly Botanic Buzz e-newsletter

 

Member Guest Pass

Members - redeem your guest passes online and don't wait in line!

Valid for regular daytime admission only. Not valid for specially ticketed events including Blossoms Of Light

After redeeming your guest passes online, they will arrive as an attachment in an email. Print and bring those with you to the Gardens.

The passes are not date specific. Use them whenever you would like.

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