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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.


Cafe Botanique

Café Botanique is a part of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program and is open to Botanical Art and Illustration students, Gardens' members, the general public, academia and artists. The 30-40 minute talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a discussion. This lecture offers one elective credit hour in the BI-program. Fee: $5.



Curator Conversations

Denver Botanic Gardens is a premier venue for art exhibitions including bronze sculpture, botanical illustration, photography, site-specific installations and more. Join us for a walk through the galleries with one of our curators and learn behind-the-scenes information about how these exhibitions came to be.


Exhibitions change regularly. Learn about current and upcoming art exhibitions.


Price: $19, $15 member, $13 student


Special instructions: Please bring booking confirmation. Masks covering nose and mouth are required.


Notes: Prices include admission to the Gardens. Tours with low registration are subject to cancellation. For safety reasons, tours are currently limited to four participants. To schedule a docent-led tour for your small group, please contact tours@botanicgardens.org.


Image credit: The Night-Blowing Cereus, from Robert John Thornton's “Temple of flora, or, Garden of the botanist, poet, painter and philosopher: being, picturesque botanical plates of the New illustration of the sexual system of Linnaeus”, ca. 1798 - 1807, London.


Jody Guralnick: Virtual Studio Visit & Artist Talk - ONLINE

Join artist Jody Guralnick in her studio for a virtual visit and artist talk to hear about her approach to making art and how she harnesses the power of nature’s details as inspiration. A program complement to the exhibition “Prima Lingua,” which runs December 19, 2020 – March 14, 2021.

Smartphone Photography: Photo Editing for the iPhone - ONLINE

Have you ever taken a picture with your iPhone and realized that the photo on your screen doesn’t appear to be exactly how you envisioned it? The iPhone has a built-in photo editing app with the tools necessary for you to achieve your vision. During this class, learn about editing fundamentals, (i.e. exposure, contrast, highlights and brilliance to name a few), and the best way to adjust them in order to manipulate your image. Come away with the understanding of color balance and how to use it to your advantage while editing your photos. We explore the crop tool in conjunction with aspect ratios—very helpful if you print your photos! Using these features for editing will help you unlock your creativity and take your photos in a whole new direction.


This session will be streamed online. Details on how to join the class and how long it will be accessible online will be emailed the day of the program.


Price: $34, $29 member

Instructor: Jeanette Burkle


Jeanette Burkle is a commercial and editorial photographer with extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and consulting. Since 2003, Jeanette has successfully owned and managed Galie Photography, while designing and delivering seminars on a wide range of photography topics. An award winning-photographer, Jeanette combines an engineering background with a strong artistic sense. With the belief that photography is part art and part science, she strives to use her unique background to produce art that is infused with a creative vision and improved by knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of photography. She has worked with many corporate clients including ExxonMobil, George Mason University, American Red Cross, John Marshall Bank, AmeriChoice, Medtronic, Harris Corporation, and Long & Foster Realty. Jeanette’s work has been honored through the Virginia Professional Photographers Association with such recognition as the highly distinguished Fuji Masterpiece Award and the Kodak Gallery Award.

Jeanette has been teaching photography since 2005. Her students respond well to her fun, upbeat classes, and Jeanette loves to see this passion be reflected in her students’ increased confidence as photographers.

Tony Ortega: Virtual Studio Visit & Artist Talk - ONLINE

Join artist Tony Ortega in his studio for a virtual visit and artist talk to hear about his approach to making art and his perspective on the Chicano experience in U.S. culture, highlighting the role of place and landscape in connecting community.

A program complement to the exhibition “Raíces y Ramas | Roots and Branches,” which runs November 21, 2020 – February 28, 2021.

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