Denver Botanic Gardens
Head to the Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street with your group for a breath of fresh air, the 24-acre garden providing all the best bloom related education, art, and views.
Within the York Street sector of the Denver Botanic Gardens, your group will find the Mordecai Children's Garden, Science Pyramid, Helen Fowler Library, dining and shopping opportunities, and tour opportunities. The Children's Garden offers an exploration of 6 difference ecosystems, from alpine to montane shrubland. The Science Pyramid is an interactive zone full of information on various steppe regions throughout the U.S.
While here take part in a tour and 'learn about ecology, horticulture, and more while you discover plants from around the world', or opt-in for an educational program. These programs vary, from hands-on workshops to professional development seminars. Adults and children can both find something to learn here, especially with the York Street Discovery Days and Science Labs (Pollination, Seed Lab, Fabulous Fungi, etc). There is even an onsite School of Botanical Art and Illustration for further educational exploration.
When you get hungry head to Offshoots Cafe or Hive Garden Bistro onsite and also be sure to save plenty of time to pick up your all natural gifts, locally made items, and plants and gardening supplies in The Shop!
The Gardens’ York Street location is not the only part of the Denver Botanic Gardens conglomerate, however, your group can also head to the 700-acre Chatfield Farms, an offshoot more popular in the fall for its 7-acre fall corn maze and Dead Zone Scream Park, as well as the vast wildlife-packed Plains Conservation Center.