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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.

 

Aquatic Adventures at Chatfield Farms

June 19-23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 17-21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Discover the wonders of water and aquatic habitats. Immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek and the wetland ponds while observing frogs, insects and birds of prey.

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

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

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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. This program is appropriate for all age cub scouts and takes place at the Plains Conservation Center (21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013).

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Gardener

Juniors 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.

 

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 at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges or patches.

 

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 (over the age of 2) pay $7.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Household Elf

Be a green girl scout! Learn about renewable energy, explore how to plant a water smart garden, create reusable items, and plant an air purifying house plant to take home with you.

 

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 at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges or patches.

 

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 (over the age of 2) pay $7.

Life on the Farm at Chatfield Farms

June 26-30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 24-28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Care for farm animals, learn what it takes to make vegetables grow and explore the Hildebrand Ranch. Prepare snacks and discover how every ingredient is connected to the farm.

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

 

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Journey to Japan

Journey to the land of the rising sun and discover the unique features of Denver Botanic Gardens' Japanese Garden. Each child will design and create a miniature Japanese 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.

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Summertime Fairies

Join us as we create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover what plants fairies prefer as you design, plant and landscape a tiny oasis for a fairy. 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.

Plant, Grow, Eat, Repeat at Chatfield Farms

June 12-16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 10-14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spend a week exploring the incredible edible world of plants. Learn how to grow, care for and prepare your favorite foods while having fun on the farm.

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

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that a garden loves!

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 28, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 26, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

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 18-24 months: Friday, April 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables you can grow in April.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 5, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

Seedlings: Curious Clover

Join us as we take a close look at these three-leafed wonders and discover what makes this plant so special.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, March 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Seedlings: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day as we help prepare our garden beds for planting.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 21, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 19, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Tools and Trucks

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

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, March 31, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 29, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Rockhounds

Investigate rocks of many shapes and sizes and discover a variety of plants that live among rocks in the garden.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, March 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Seedlings: Signs of Spring

Get close to the ground to find bright green shoots, spring crocus and other new discoveries that signal the start of spring.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Seedlings: Very Hungry Caterpillars

Read this classic children’s story and crawl like a caterpillar through Mordecai Children’s Garden.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Spring Break Camp: Garden Explorers

Get ready for a fun week of exploration, crafts and culinary arts at Denver Botanic Gardens! We will play, plant and prepare delicious snacks using fresh ingredients.

This camp is designed for ages 6-12.

No After-Care is available this week.

 

 

 

Price: $250 member, $270 non-member

Summer Camp: Art in the Garden

June 26-30, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. • July 24-28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Awaken your passion for drawing, sculpting, painting, cooking, gardening and the art of science. We’ll explore the art of Calder and uncover your artistic skills. Explore the connections between plants and art through form, color and texture. This will be a full week of exploration, creativity and play.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members. Scholarships are available, call for details.

After-Care is available from 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional $50 per week.

Summer Camp: Global Gardens

June 12-16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 10-14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Travel the world at Denver Botanic Gardens! Explore plants, art and food from around the globe during this fun week of discovery.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members. Scholarships are available, call for details.

After-Care is available from 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional $50 per week.

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