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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

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".

 

 

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

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony

 

For centuries, the tea ceremony has been considered the epitome of Japanese life, based on harmony, respect, purity, tranquility and elegant simplicity. Come experience the real thing - a traditional ceremony inside our authentic Japanese Tea House in the Japanese Garden.

Each ceremony is held in the Ella Mullen Weckbaugh Tea House in Shofu-En, the Japanese Garden, at Denver Botanic Gardens.

 

Price: $35, $30 members

Special Instructions: Meet at the tea house at 10 a.m, with a pair of white socks. Jeans, shorts or short skirts are not permitted. Please turn off all cell phones during the ceremony.

 

 

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.

 

Midsummer Nights Tour

In Elizabethan times in England, midsummer’s eve (also known as the summer solstice) was a night to revel. This tour celebrates the long days of summer by focusing on the edible, medicinal and mischievous properties of the plants that played important roles in Shakespeare's works. Guided by quotes from his plays, expect to hear about the life and times of Elizabethan England and of plants such as love-in-idleness, tickle my fancy, gillyvor and heartsease. This is a 75-minute docent-led tour.

 

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.

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting Tour

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting features brightly-colored sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of "Pac-Man" and other 8-bit vintage video games. Stroll the gardens with a knowledgeable docent and learn about the surprising intersections between 8-bit pixel graphics and minimalist sculpture. Explore the relationship between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media, and see several new works created to complement and contrast the Gardens’ landscapes.

 

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.

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.

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

York St. Member Morning


Skip the Lines and get your tickets in advance online!

Member Mornings will be held Saturday and Sunday Mornings from May 13  September 30 at 8 a.m. at York Street. Grab a spot on your favorite bench, sip a cup of tea by the Monet Pond or enjoy a morning walk on quiet paths.

 

Gardens Plus

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 3)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

3 one-time use guest passes

Optional caregiver membership card

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

 

Supporter

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 2)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

4 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

Advance registration for our children's garden camps

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

 

Butterflies At Chatfield

Admission to Chatfield Farms is required to see the Butterflies at Chatfield exhibit.

Encounter native Colorado butterflies and plants in the one-of-a-kind butterfly house at Chatfield Farms!

This seasonal habitat is home to hundreds of native butterflies, such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies, as well as more than 50 Colorado native plant species.

This exhibit is open rain or shine.

Dates and Times:
May 26 - September 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, last entry at 2 p.m.

Butterfly House Admission:
$4 - Adult, Child or Senior non-member
$2 - Adult, Child or Senior Denver Botanic Gardens or Butterfly Pavilion member
Free for children 2 and under

Chatfield Farms Admission:
Members: Free

Non-Members: $5 per passenger vehicle

Location:
Chatfield Farms
8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
720-865-4346 General Information

 

 

Patron

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 2)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

4 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

Advance registration for our children s garden camps

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

Individual Plus gift membership

Payment installment plan available

 

Four Seasons

2 membership cards

8 people admitted per visit (Including card holders)

Advance ticketing for Summer Concert Series (Day 1)

2 complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light at York Street

4 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

Advance registration for our children's garden camps

Optional caregiver membership card

Discounted facility rental

Individual Plus gift membership

Payment installment plan available

Invitations to VIP events

VIP concert experience with special entrance

 

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