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Homeschool Programs

Spend a day at the Gardens with your family exploring plant based themes. Each day focuses on one subject with a variety of hands-on activities, tours and take-home projects that families can do together. All ages are welcome, however activities are designed for ages 5-10. Activities will be available from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m; families can visit activity stations at their own pace and timing. Families are welcome to explore the Gardens before or after the program time.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.



Homeschool Day: Starting a Garden

Discover the basics of garden design as you explore the many different gardening styles at Denver Botanic Gardens. Learn the ins and outs of gardening as you investigate the science of soil, compost and companion planting. Plant a variety of seeds to start your own garden at home.


Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while at the Gardens. Food will also be available for purchase from Offshoots Café. Please note that all activities will take a 30 minute break from 12:00-12:30 for families, staff and volunteers to enjoy lunch.


Price: $11 per day per child; discounted package price (all 5 days) $44

One adult per family is free of charge. Additional adults will need to pay $6.50 each, payable on the day of the program. Children two and under are free of charge, but may not create take-home activities. The program fee includes all day admission to the Gardens.





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