Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Each week features a different theme.

In addition, enjoy a wide array of activities take place each night including:

  • Live music 
  • Spooky storytelling 
  • Free face painting
  • Halloween bingo
  • Costume contest (limited number of participants permitted in each category, registration closes at 7:45 p.m. in the lobby of Boettcher Memorial Center)
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Crafts
  • Strolling magician 
  • LED circus performers

Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase at Offshoots Café, Hive Garden Bistro, cash bars and hot beverage bars.  The Shop at the Gardens is open.

Volunteer at Glow in the Gardens. For more information, email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720­-865­-3565.

 SPONSORS

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DONORS
Bobo’s Oat Bars
Costco
Target
Trader Joe’s

FAQs

Is this event appropriate for all ages?
Yes. Glow at the Gardens features a wide variety of activities so guests can choose how they wish to spend their evening.

Is it scary?
Not very. Spooky illusions are featured in the Ellipse Garden and at Marnie’s Pavilion, however the activities and sculptures do not include graphic or violent content.

Are costumes permitted?
Yes! We encourage guests to wear costumes.  Masks or weapons (real or fake) are NOT permitted.

Is there a costume contest?
Yes. Guests can enter in one of three categories: Adult, Youth or Duo. Each category has a capacity, so we recommend registering as soon as you arrive. Registration ends at 7:45 p.m. and contestants must be in Mitchell Hall at 8 p.m. One winner will be selected from each category.

Where did you get your pumpkins?
All pumpkins used in Glow at the Gardens were grown at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.

Can I use my tickets on any night of Glow at the Gardens?
No. Tickets are valid only on the date for which they are purchased. Glow at the Gardens takes place rain, snow or shine.

Can I buy tickets at the door?
If the event is not sold out, tickets may be purchased at the door. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance as most dates sold out last year.

Is there parking?
Free parking is available in our parking garage.

What forms of payment will be accepted?
Cash and credit cards are accepted. There is no ATM onsite.

Is there a coat check?
No.

Is Glow at the Gardens ADA accessible?
Yes, but keep in mind that some paths are narrow and could be muddy.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?
Wheelchairs and strollers can be checked out at the Information Desk in the Boettcher Memorial Center and are available on a first-come, first­-served basis. No reservations are accepted.

Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Glow at the Gardens?
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and Mordecai Children’s Garden will not be open during Glow at the Gardens. Certain areas of the Gardens may also be closed for guest safety.

Are pets allowed at Glow at the Gardens?
Pets are not permitted at this event. Service dogs/animals are allowed.