Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate our Western identity and a unique high altitude climate and geography.
The living collections at Denver Botanic Gardens are very diverse with seven major collections identified.
what to expect
Many of our innovative gardens are models of drought-tolerance and showcase native and adapted plants that thrive in Western gardens. Throughout Denver Botanic Gardens, the time honored traditions of European horticulture merge with a dynamic diversity of plants and design that represent the best in horticultural achievement.
- Hours, admission and directions are listed in the right column.
- Enjoy our monthly walking tour of the Gardens.
- Click here for a PDF map of our York Street gardens.
- Photo policy
- Gardens etiquette guidelines
- On several occasions, the Gardens will close earlier than 9 p.m. during the summer to host a Gardens special event.
Parking is free in our parking complex located between Josephine and York Streets. Parking is also available in Cheesman Park where posted.
Vans – Due to height restrictions, vans should park on the top deck of parking complex.
RVs – Due to weight restrictions, RVs are not permitted on the top deck of parking complex.
Most of our indoor and outdoor gardens and facilities, including restrooms and classrooms, are wheelchair accessible. There are some areas in the Gardens that are not wheelchair accessible without assistance. Please check with the staff in the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center if you need clarification on accessible routes.
- Handicapped parking is located in the Gardens’ parking structure.
- Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge at the Information Desk in the Boettcher Memorial Center. A driver's license or identification card is retained to ensure return.
Our York Street location features gardens representing all corners of the world from authentic Japanese Gardens to plants native to South Africa in our South African Plaza. As you stroll from garden to garden, you are able to experience plants from around the world – right here in Colorado.
- Click here for directions to our York Street gardens
- No pets allowed at any of our locations. Service dogs/animals are permitted.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Gardens (including electronic cigarettes).
Denver Botanic Gardens is a non-smoking facility by city ordinance.