Holidays in Denver Botanic Gardens

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Leave the city behind when you wander through these beautiful and fascinating gardens.

Denver Botanic Gardens are the result of a project developed over the past 60 years to promote conservation and provide a welcome green oasis in the city. From their original position in City Park in the early 1950s, the gardens have grown to occupy three separate sites, one in the city itself and two just a short distance outside Denver. Each of the sites has its own character and exhibits, so it is definitely worth making the trip.

At the York Street location in the city, you’ll discover gardens from all over the globe. The 42 separate plots include a Japanese garden called Shofu-en (Garden of the Wind) and the South African Plaza, as well as gardens that showcase how to manage increasing drought and climate change. You can also visit the city’s first green roof, which demonstrates how urban landscapes can still incorporate nature and horticulture.

This site is also home to the Mordecai Children’s Garden, which is full of fascinating activities that teach young visitors all about plants and insects. Stop for a well-earned break at the Offshoots Café, open throughout the year, or if visiting in the spring or summer, the Monet Deck Café.

With just a 30-minute drive from the city, you will reach the Chatfield gardens site. This working farm comprises a historic ranch, dairy barn and silo, as well as a restored schoolhouse dating back to 1874. There are over 4 kilometres of walking trails through beautiful grounds, with plenty of wildlife to spot. Children will love the Deer Creek Discovery play area, complete with tree house and climbing wall.

Set aside at least half a day to visit the gardens at Mount Goliath, 80 kilometres outside Denver. This mountain peak is located within the Arapaho National Forest, with stunning views across the nearby mountain range. Follow the paths to discover delicate alpine flowers, including moss campion, fairy primrose and chiming bells. If you visit between June and August, you can join one of the fascinating guided hikes.

There is a small charge for entry at each of the sites, but the cost includes parking.

2006 Cheap Hotels Near Denver Botanic Gardens

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Civic Center Park and Denver Art Museum ...
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"Excellent location for walking to convention center"

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Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. 16th Street Mall and Denver Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,394 reviews)
"This is a very nice hotel. We were able to walk to Coors Field and Union Station. Through no fault of their own,,= the restaurant was closed due to Covid, but there are options within walking distance. Valet parking was very convenient."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Buell Theatre and Larimer Square are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,379 reviews)
"I was stranded in Denver for the night and I wish there had been atleast some cheap snacks in the room and a soda or water"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2021

Hilton Denver City Center
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Top Denver Botanic Gardens Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
333 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
The price is AU$198 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hilton Denver City Center
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$215 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Warwick Denver
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1845 Sherman St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$199 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
The Adagio Bed and Breakfast
The Adagio Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1430 Race Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$315 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
The Adagio Bed and Breakfast
Beautiful Carriage House - Near Cheesman Park!
Beautiful Carriage House - Near Cheesman Park!
1147 Vine St, Denver, CO
Beautiful Carriage House - Near Cheesman Park!
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$257 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
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