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Seedlings: Harvest Treasures

Discover the garden with your five senses as we take an autumn walk.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, November 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, November 5, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Seedlings: Jumping Gingerbread

Discover the tasty plant that makes gingerbread a special treat.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, December 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Seedlings: Plentiful Potatoes

Who knew potatoes could be so much fun? Join us as we discover the potato plant with our five senses.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, November 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Seedlings: Tropical Fruit Salad

Discover the delicious treats that come to us from the rainforest as we journey deep into the jungle.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, December 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Spring Break Camp at Chatfield: Signs of Spring

Grow your mind, plant a new friend and explore life on the farm with our week-long day camp. Each camp contains a variety of activities that allow you to discover the world of plants and animals through art, science, cooking, gardening and caring for farm animals.

Discover how you can read the signs of spring in nature. Find out what farmers must do to prepare the ground for the next growing season as you care for farm animals and work in the gardens and fields. Homemade snacks and take-home projects will enrich the days.

This camp is designed for ages 6-12.

No After-Care is available.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a set of forms. For the safety and security of our campers, we ask that you return these forms to us no later than Monday March 9, 2015.


Spring Break Camp: Garden Explorers

Get ready for a fun week of exploration, crafts and culinary arts as you spend your spring break taking advantage of all the Gardens has to offer. We’ll explore gardens around the globe, create our own container garden and use fresh ingredients to hone our culinary skills.

This camp is designed for ages 6-12.


No After-Care is available this week.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a set of forms. For the safety and security of our campers, we ask that you return these forms to us no later than Monday March 16, 2015.


Price: $239 member, $259 non-member

Sustainable Greenhouse Design

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective

Have you ever wondered if it could be done? Can you create a greenhouse that needs NO SUPPLEMENTAL HEATING OR COOLING YEAR ROUND? The answer is yes!!

No more over-heating and freezing as is common in all-glazed greenhouses – this design balances the use of thermal mass, glazing, insulation and sun angles to achieve the stabilization needed in our extreme climate without the use of fossil fuels.

You will learn how to design a sustainable greenhouse from the ground up using salvaged or new materials, or in combination to achieve the look and performance you want. You can also use these techniques to improve an existing greenhouse.

This class is a comprehensive look at how passive solar greenhouses work, it includes how to orient the building, basic principles of passive solar design including the use of stored water as thermal mass, simple math formulas to help guide you with your design, a materials list and drawings and calculations for a 13’X15’ greenhouse.

In 2000, the Parmenter’s built their first greenhouse out of 90% recycled materials on top of an 8,120 ft. decomposed granite mountain. Since then, they have designed and built many more and are ready to share what they’ve learned about state-of-the-art materials and cost-saving strategies.

C’mon, walk through the snow into your warm, inviting greenhouse and lose yourself in a year round garden sanctuary.


$150 member, $160 non-member


Instructors: Penn and Cord Parmenter.

Penn and Cord Parmenter are high altitude food growers. They live in the Wet Mountains in South Central Colorado and they apply a multitude of techniques to overcome the challenges of the high country. Their totally sustainable greenhouse provides food year round for them and their three boys.



Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert



The Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting its annual Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert to help you relax and get away from all of the holiday stress. Tibetan singing bowls are musical instruments that have been used for thousands of years to promote healing. Bring your yoga mat, a blanket, and your cluttered mind for a relaxing night of sound healing.


Denver yoga instructor and sound healer Chris Anne Coviello and her husband Jason Coviello will be performing together in this warming winter concert. The concert will begin with Jason playing his Hang Drum, which is a very rare steel drum that some say sounds like a stringed instrument. Jason’s Hang Drum is tuned to notes that vibrationally correspond to the heart chakra. When you hear this drum, you will be taken on a heart-opening journey.


Jason and Chris Anne will then begin playing the Tibetan singing bowls, which are tuned to musical notes that correspond to the different chakras of the body – restoring your balance of energy. Since the body is made up of mostly water, the vibrational effect of the Tibetan singing bowls feels like a full body cellular massage.


So come, relax, close your eyes, and drift into a state of calm. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket so that you may lie down. As your chakras re-align, breathe peace and enter the profound state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Member $12, Non Member $15


** No children under twelve years of age are permitted in this program. Talking, cell phones, and other distractions are not permitted.



Mitchell Hall

Warming Winter Soups & Chowders


It's time to feast on economical, delicious soup - a nutritious, one pot meal rich in vitamins and fiber. Discover how to make Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder with Poblanos, savory Italian Wedding Soup with Orzo and Meatballs, and exotic Thai Curry Chicken Soup with Vegetables.


Dinner will include soups, a seasonal salad, and fruit crisp.



Instructor: Susan Evans


$42 member, $47 non-member





Online Admission


*Tickets will arrive by email as an attachment.

-Tickets are valid any day June 14 - November 30 during regular admission hours

-Tickets are not valid for Chihuly Nights or other specially ticketed events.

-Tickets are non-refundable.



Summer Hours

Jun. 14 - Sept. 28:

Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sat. - Sun.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Last admission is at 8 p.m.

Winter Hours

Sept. 30 - Dec. 31: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Denver Botanic Gardens occasionally closes early at 3 p.m. for special events. A list of early closures is posted below. Online admission will not be made available for all early closure dates.



Saturday, November 1, close at 3 p.m. for Calavera Ball

Thursday, November 13, close at 3 p.m. for Holiday Sale Preview Party

Thursday, November 27, closed all day for Thanksgiving









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