The Denver Botanic Gardens is Denver’s very own agrarian escape from the city, while still being within the city’s confines. Featuring North America’s largest collection of plants from cold temperate climates around the world, a Japanese Garden, and Denver’s first publicly accessible green roof, the Denver Botanic Gardens routinely presents visitors with a cutting edge way of approaching horticulture and what growing a garden means.
Actually comprised of three diverse and distinct gardens each with their own attributes and noteworthiness, the Denver Botanic Gardens has its main location on York Street in the Cheesman Park neighborhood. Also home to a natural amphitheater, the main gardens are often a site for summer concerts. The two other locations include The Gardens at Chatfield, which feature meadowland and natural riparian areas, and Goliath, an alpine wildflower garden.
The Denver Botanic Gardens are located at 1007 York Street. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily throughout September 30, and tickets are $12.50 for adults, $9 for children and students. Parking is free and provided.