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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.

 

Family Workshop: Leprechaun Gardens

Discover the legend of the leprechaun as you design and create a miniature garden to attract these  mischievous garden friends. Each child will create a container garden to take home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world.

Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

All adults attending the workshop must register for the program. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the activities.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Family Workshop: Orchid Extravaganza

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids at the Orchid Showcase. Learn about the delicious history of the vanilla orchid and use vanilla bean pods to create a tasty treat. Design and craft your own orchid flowers to create an orchid display to take home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world.

Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

All adults attending the workshop must register for the program. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the activities.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Farm Camp: Farm, Fables and Fairy Tales

June 11-15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 9-13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spend the week at Chatfield Farms exploring the art and science of storytelling. From magic beans to talking trees, learn about connections to plants and wildlife in our favorite stories, fables and fairy tales.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Farm Camp: Life on the Farm

June 25-29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 23-27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek, explore the Hildebrand Ranch and learn about life on a farm. During this week of fun you will meet our farm animals, learn what it takes to make vegetables grow and discover how everything we eat is connected to the farm.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Farm Camp: Nocturnal Nature

June 18-22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 16-20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Discover the exciting world of plants and animals that live in the dark. Explore nature trails and make crafts while learning about nocturnal and underground wildlife at Chatfield Farms.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Gardener

Junior Girl Scouts discover the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden! Each scout will design a miniature indoor garden oasis to plant and take home with them. This program is designed for Junior level Girl Scouts.

 

Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each Exploration Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Price: $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens).

One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge

Additional adults and non-participating siblings pay $7.

Non participating siblings do not participate in the take home activities. If siblings want to participate please purchase a scout ticket.

 

Special Instructions: To accommodate a larger number of scouts and improve your group³ experience we are offering 2 admission times. Activity stations will be available to your group from the admission time you choose until 2:30pm.

Activity stations will be located outdoors. On colder days or days with inclement weather programs will utilize the indoor spaces of the Gardens. We recommend the scouts dress in layers and bring a hat, water bottle and sunscreen with them. You will receive an email with check in information a few days before your scheduled visit.

 

Scout Exploration Day Refund Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to the scheduled program are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week’s notice are non-refundable.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Household Elf

Be a green Girl Scout! Learn about ways to save energy, explore water-smart gardening, create reusable items, and plant an air-purifying house plant to take home with you. This program is designed for Brownie level Girl Scouts.

 

Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each Exploration Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Price: $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens).

One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge

Additional adults and non-participating siblings pay $7.

Non participating siblings do not participate in the take home activities. If siblings want to participate please purchase a scout ticket.

 

Special Instructions: To accommodate a larger number of scouts and improve your group’s experience we are offering 2 admission times. Activity stations will be available to your group from the admission time you choose until 2:30pm.

Activity stations will be located outdoors. On colder days or days with inclement weather programs will utilize the indoor spaces of the Gardens. We recommend the scouts dress in layers and bring a hat, water bottle and sunscreen with them. You will receive an email with check in information a few days before your scheduled visit.

 

Scout Exploration Day Refund Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to the scheduled program are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week’s notice are non-refundable.

Scout Exploration Pack - Native Trees and Plants

Exploration Packs provide a unique way for groups to explore the Gardens on their own. Each self-guided Exploration Pack contains a leader guide, exploration tools, scavenger hunts, exploration activities and take-home planting materials. Packs contain detailed instructions and all the materials needed for an exciting exploration of the Gardens. Advanced reservations are required.

 

Native Trees and Plants: Discover the diversity of trees as you learn simple techniques to help you identify native plant species. Investigate how trees are used in our everyday lives and discover the story that a tree can tell. This program supports the Webelos “Into the Woods” Adventure.

 

Audience: Weblos Cub Scouts

 

Activities included in the Native Trees and Plants Exploration Pack:

The Montane Forest – Scouts take a close look at a forest and discover some of the native trees and plants that grow in Colorado's forests.

Identifying Colorado Trees - Scouts discover some of the different identifying characteristics of coniferous and deciduous trees.

Be a Tree – Scouts turn themselves into a tree and discover the parts of a tree that help it survive.

The Story of a Tree – Scouts explore a tree’s rings and learn how they tell the story of a tree’s life.

The Importance of a Tree – Scouts discover all we get from trees and why trees are so important.

 

Price: $8 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens). One adult for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings over the age of two are $7. Your final head count and payment are due 48 hours before the start of your program. A $10 nonrefundable deposit is due when you schedule the program. The $10 deposit will be deducted from your final payment due 48 hours before your visit.

 

Special Instructions: Prior to your visit we recommend reading over the Leader Guide provided in your confirmation email. The Leader Guide will help you become familiar with the activities your group will do during their visit.

 

The activities in the Scout Exploration Packs are designed to be done outside in the Gardens but can be done in our indoor spaces in the event of inclement weather. We recommend the scouts dress in layers and bring a hat, water bottle and sunscreen with them.

 

Additional dates are added quarterly. Check back often for more available dates.

 

Scout Exploration Pack Refund Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to the scheduled program are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week’s notice are non-refundable.

Scout Exploration Pack - Flower Badge

Exploration Packs provide a unique way for groups to explore the Gardens on their own. Each self-guided Exploration Pack contains a leader guide, exploration tools, scavenger hunts, exploration activities and take-home planting materials. Packs contain detailed instructions and all the materials needed for an exciting exploration of the Gardens. Advanced reservations are required.

 

Juniors Flower Badge: Discover the importance of flowers as you explore their beauty and diversity throughout the Garden. Put your observation skills to the test as you explore how plants are related and uncover the secret world of pollinators.

 

Audience: Junior Girl Scouts

 

Activities included in the Flower Exploration Pack:

Flower Power: Scouts learn about the parts of a flower and scientifically examine flowers they find in the garden.

Look-Alikes: Scouts discover how plants are classified as they hunt for flowers with similar features.

Flower Messages: Scouts complete a scavenger hunt through the Gardens and look for messages amongst a flower³ markings and learn what they are saying to pollinators.

Paper Flowers: Scouts create a beautiful three dimensional flower out of paper.

 

Price: $8 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens). One adult for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings over the age of two are $7. Your final head count and payment are due 48 hours before the start of your program. A $10 nonrefundable deposit is due when you schedule the program. The $10 deposit will be deducted from your final payment due 48 hours before your visit.

 

Special Instructions: Prior to your visit we recommend reading over the Leader Guide provided in your confirmation email. The Leader Guide will help you become familiar with the activities your group will do during their visit.

The activities in the Scout Exploration Packs are designed to be done outside in the Gardens but can be done in our indoor spaces in the event of inclement weather. We recommend the scouts dress in layers and bring a hat, water bottle and sunscreen with them.

Additional dates are added quarterly. Check back often for more available dates.

 

Scout Exploration Pack Refund Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to the scheduled program are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week notice are non-refundable.

Scout Exploration Pack - From Earth to Sky

Exploration Packs provide a unique way for groups to explore the Gardens on their own. Each self-guided Exploration Pack contains a leader guide, exploration tools, scavenger hunts, exploration activities and take-home planting materials. Packs contain detailed instructions and all the materials needed for an exciting exploration of the Gardens. Advanced reservations are required.

 

Daisy “From Earth to Sky” Journey: Explore the fantastic world of plants and discover how plants grow and what they need to survive. Use your senses to investigate plants up close and explore the amazing diversity of plants found at Denver Botanic Gardens.

 

Audience: Daisy Girl Scouts

 

Activities included in the From Earth to Sky Exploration Pack:

How Plants Grow: Scouts learn the different parts of the plant and what plants need to grow through role playing fun.

Plant Part Scavenger Hunt: Scouts discover the diversity of plants as they hunt through the Gardens to find the root, flower, stem, leaf, seeds of plants and more!

The Plants We Eat: Scouts discover how our food comes from plants as they explore the different plant parts we eat.

Seeds Galore: Scouts discover the importance of seeds and investigate the diversity of seeds plants produce.

 

Price: $8 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens). One adult for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings over the age of two are $7. Your final head count and payment are due 48 hours before the start of your program. A $10 nonrefundable deposit is due when you schedule the program. The $10 deposit will be deducted from your final payment due 48 hours before your visit.

 

Special Instructions: Prior to your visit we recommend reading over the Leader Guide provided in your confirmation email. The Leader Guide will help you become familiar with the activities your group will do during their visit.

 

The activities in the Scout Exploration Packs are designed to be done outside in the Gardens but can be done in our indoor spaces in the event of inclement weather. We recommend the scouts dress in layers and bring a hat, water bottle and sunscreen with them.

 

Additional dates are added quarterly. Check back often for more available dates.

 

Scout Exploration Pack Refund Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to the scheduled program are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week’s notice are non-refundable.

 

Scouts at the Plains Conservation Center: A Day on the Prairie

Join us at the Plains Conservation Center for this unique experience. Step back in time and discover what it was like in the 1800s for the Native Americans and newly settled homesteaders as you experience life on the plains. Learn how to build a tipi, discover the importance of bison and explore what it was like to complete daily chores without electricity, all the while learning about the prairie. This program is appropriate for all age cub scouts and girl scouts. This program takes place at the Plains Conservation Center (21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013).

Seedlings: 2018 Winter Series Package

Register for all 16 classes offered January through April, and receive a $32 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 16 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 refunds or partial registrations.

Seedlings: A Log's Life

Look closely as we examine what happens to a tree when it becomes a log on the forest floor.

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, February 20, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, February 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that a garden loves!

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, April 24, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Carnivorous Plants Up Close

Take a close-up look at some of our carnivorous plant friends and learn how these special plants grow.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, March 13, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, March 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables you can grow in April.

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day while learning about reducing, reusing and recycling.

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Fabulous Fungi

Take a closer look at some unique mushroom specimens and learn what makes them grow.

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, February 27, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 28, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, March 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Tools and Trucks

Discover the tools gardeners use as we dig, dump, pick and pull in the soil.

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: Painting With Plants

Create a masterpiece as we turn plants and natural objects into art tools.

Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 12, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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