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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

2018 Horticulture Garden Tour: Plains to Plains

Hike of Soapstone Prairie and Tour of High Plains Environmental Center with Panayoti Kelaidis and Jim Tolstrup

 

Price: $55, $49 member, includes lunch and transportation from Denver Botanic Gardens

Join Denver Botanic Gardens' Director of Horticulture Outreach Panayoti Kelaidis and High Plains Environmental Center Director Jim Tolstrup on a tour of preserved and restored prairie environments in Northern Colorado. Visit Soapstone Prairie, a Fort Collins natural area, featuring a pure herd of buffalo, 28 square miles of native grasses and wildflowers and one of the oldest archeological sites in North America.

At High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), the group explores a native plant nursery and demonstration gardens featuring plants indigenous to Colorado, restored wetlands and grasslands with some remarkable wildflowers, all within an urban development. Plants are available for purchase from HPEC’s native plant nursery.

The last stop is tour of the Chapungu Sculpture Park in Centerra where stone sculptures created by the Shona People of Zimbabwe are surrounded by the largest plant select demonstration garden in Northern Colorado.

 

A Walk through Thyme Tour

Step back in time with plant stories that take you on a voyage from early life on the plains of North America to today. From common household herbs to grasses and favorite garden bulbs, plants are central to our lives and this is an opportunity to let them walk you through history. This is a one-hour tour led by docents.

 

Price: $14, $12 member, $10 student

 

Special instructions: Tours are outdoors; dress accordingly for the weather. Water, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Please bring booking confirmation. Meet guide in the lobby of the Boettcher Memorial Center after entering through the Gardens main entrance.

 

Notes: Prices include admission to the Gardens. Tours with low registration are subject to cancellation.

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

 

Join herbalist Erin Hattler 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: $49, $45 member

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.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

After Dark Corn Maze

The lights are out in the maze and brave visitors can find their way through with only the light of a glow stick.

Note: this maze is not haunted.

Masks and costumes are not permitted on the premises.

·Tickets are date specific and non-refundable.

·Event is rain, snow or shine.

Gates open at 7 p.m. End times listed are last ticket sold. Events close 1 hour after time listed.

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".

 

 

Andy Warhol Flowers

Andy Warhol Flowers

Explore Andy Warhol’s graphic, bold postmodernist colors as you make your own set of botanical screen prints in the style of Warhol's flowers. Special experts will assist in the process, including artist and color expert Jeffrey Keith (also a University of Denver professor and curator at Vicki Myhren Gallery), who will give an informal presentation on color theory and how to create cohesive color schemes, and will work with you to determine your final palette. The class will culminate in a field trip to Ink Lounge Screenprinting Studio to learn about Warhol’s beloved technique and to finish up your set of 12” x 12” eye-popping prints.

Prerequisites: Light on Form.

Fee: $350 member, $400 non-member (includes the Ink Lounge and screen prints).

Date(s): Wed, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 1-4 p.m. – Hibiscus classroom

Wed, Oct. 3, 1-4 p.m. Ink Lounge Screenprinting Studio, 29 S. Fox Street, Denver, CO 80223

Instructor: Meredith Feniak

 

Art of Smartphone Photography

 

This is the class for anyone who uses their smartphone camera to create photographs. Whether you’re new to photography or a seasoned pro, there’s more to learn about leveraging this accessible digital technology. You’ll gain insight into the photography skills necessary to make the most out of your images - from shooting to editing. Next, you will also learn the various platforms to share and print your images, and how to keep all of your precious memories safe. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, join us for a fun-filled class!

 

Price: $29, $24 member

 

Instructor: Jeanette Galie Burkle is a commercial and editorial photographer with extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and consulting. Since 2003, Jeanette has successfully owned and managed Galie Photography, while designing and delivering seminars on a wide range of photography topics. An award winning-photographer, Jeanette combines an engineering background with a strong artistic sense. With the belief that photography is part art and part science, she strives to use her unique background to produce art that is infused with a creative vision and improved by knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of photography. She has worked with many corporate clients including ExxonMobil, George Mason University, American Red Cross, John Marshall Bank, AmeriChoice, Medtronic, Harris Corporation, and Long & Foster Realty. Jeanette’s work has been honored through the Virginia Professional Photographers Association with such recognition as the highly distinguished Fuji Masterpiece Award and the Kodak Gallery Award.

Jeanette has been teaching photography since 2005. Her students respond well to her fun, upbeat classes, and Jeanette loves to see this passion be reflected in her students’ increased confidence as photographers.

 

Basic Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Have you used Adobe Lightroom for simple edits but want to learn more about what is possible for your images? Learn the basics of photo editing using this popular and versatile photography program. In this course, you will learn how to use the basic develop submodule, how to create a develop preset and get a functional introduction to the tone curve, HSL, split toning and lens correction submodules.

Open to all skill levels. Lecture style class with review of images, discussion and Q&A session.

 

Price: $41, $36 member

Instructor: John Bosley is a wedding and portrait photographer in Denver, CO. He is also a writer for PhotographyLife.com, a top-ranked photography blog, and co-creator of an educational video series about photography.

Special Instructions: Students must bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom (Version 5 or higher) installed. Students can bring their own images, but will be provided with images to edit. Make sure there is an available USB port on your laptop to download images.

Beginning Bonsai

Are you mystified by the many centuries old Japanese tradition of bonsai? Join us for an entertaining and informative class with nationally recognized bonsai masters Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel as they debunk the myths, fictions and misconceptions surrounding this living art form. Each participant receives a tree, ceramic pot, wire, soil and gravel in this hands-on experience of creating a finished bonsai, which you can home.

 

** this class sells out very quickly, class size is very small for hands on instruction and attention from instructors, please register early

 

Instructors: Harold Sasaki and Larry Jackel

Price: $105, $95 member, $30 materials fee included

Special Instructions: There will be a break for lunch, please bring lunch or there is a cafe onsite for you to purchase lunch.

Beginning Farmers Elective: Growing for Market

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 workshop learn how vegetables are sold in a variety of ways including CSA’s, grocery stores and direst to restaurants. Hear from purchasers and market managers about the best ways to prepare vegetables for their audiences.

 

Instructor: Brien Darby & Dan Goldhamer

Price: $40, $35 member

Beginning Farmers Elective: Season Extension

 

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 lecture, you will learn how to extend your harvest to all four seasons. Learn how to build appropriate season extension structures and schedule your crops to keep the harvest going.

 

Instructor: Brien Darby & Dan Goldhamer

Price: $40, $35 member

 

Beginning Farmers Elective: Seed Saving

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 Seed Saving workshop, learn how to select seeds and cultivate your garden to ensure the best quality seeds at the end of the season. Seed saving techniques differ by crop; tips will be provided for collecting and cleaning a variety of vegetables.

 

Instructor: Brien Darby & Dan Goldhamer

Price: $40, $35 member

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

 

Beginning Rocky Mountain Gardening

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective

This course is designed for the Front Range gardener beginner. The basics of what is needed to adjust gardening skills from other climates to the Front Range’s finicky climate are covered. If you have never gardened here before or are looking for more success, this is the class for you! Learn the skills necessary to become an enthusiastic gardener. Annuals, perennials and vegetables are discussed, along with trees and shrubs that thrive in our climate, elevation and varying soils. Plant selection, planting and troubleshooting is discussed.

Subsequent weeks focus on the elements, water needs, fertilizers and organic gardening.

 

Instructor: Patti O'Neal

Price: $90, $80 members

Special Instruction: Please bring a glass jar of soil to class. (Must be see through glass jar to study layers of your own backyard native soil)

 

Best Fall Planted Bulbs for Perennializing

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective

Want more than one year of spring bloom from your fall-planted bulbs? Come learn about the best bulbs and varieties for year after year of bloom in our area. Species from early blooming Galanthus, Crocus, Chionodoxa, Scilla and Narcissus through Tulipa, Hyacinthoides, Allium and Colchicum will be discussed. Whether for perennial beds or naturalized landscapes, you will learn planting and cultural tips for maintaining long life. Discussion includes how best to use bulbs and design considerations with other plants and elements in the landscape.

Sign up now to discover the best cultivars of tulips and other bulbs that perennialize on the Front Range before purchasing bulbs to plant this fall.

Instructor: Carl Wilson, Denver horticulturist, speaker and retired CSU Extension Agent.

Price: $31, $26 members

 

 

Bilingual Yoga

 

Cultivate presence through breath-linking movements in this vinyasa yoga class cued in both English and Spanish. Cues will be the same in both languages, and those familiar with yoga will find a common language through the traditional Sanskrit names of the poses. This flowing, dynamic class is beneficial for all practitioners, and teaches important foundations while leaving space for more advanced practitioners to play.

 

Cultive el hecho de estar presente a través de movimientos enlazados con la respiración en esta clase de vinyasa yoga, instruido en inglés y español ambos. Las instrucciones serán las mismas en ambos idiomas, y para aquellos estudiantes familiarizados con la practica de yoga reconocerán los nombres de las poses en sánscrito. Esta clase fluida y dinámica es beneficiosa para estudiantes de todos niveles, enseña y reafirma fundaciones elementales mientras que al mismo tiempo provee espacio para estudiantes mas avanzados a explorar y divertirse en su tapete!

 

Price: $10 general public

 

Instructor: In addition to being a multilingual yoga instructor, Noemi Nunez has been an immigration attorney, competitive gymnast, and environmental activist. During her yoga instruction, she incorporates alignment based practice with creative sequencing, magical transitions, breath facilitation and meditation.

 

Bird Nerd Saturdays at Plains Conservation Center

Presented and Managed by the City of Aurora.

Join City of Aurora naturalists for a morning of birds and spectacular views at the Plains Conservation Center. Enjoy light refreshments while you socialize with other bird nerds before heading out onto the 1100-acre prairie with experienced naturalists to watch birds and other wildlife. Whether you are new to birding or a seasoned pro, this is a great opportunity to hang out with other bird enthusiasts.

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

Date: Select Saturdays

Time: 9 a.m.

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

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