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Schools & Teachers

Help your students grow their science skills, plant knowledge and appreciation for the natural world with a program from Denver Botanic Gardens. Programs emphasize student-led discovery through a variety of hands-on activities and guided explorations. Programs are cross-curricular and align with Colorado Academic Standards.

  • Registration for programs at the Gardens (Guided Explorations, Discovery Days, Discovery Backpacks, Self-Guided Visits) begins August 15, 2014 for the entire 2014-2015 school year.
  • Registration for Cultivation Cruiser programs at your school begins August 15, 2014 for the fall 2014 semester, and January 14, 2015 for the spring 2015 semester.
  • Call early to guarantee a spot for your class. Call 720-865-3580 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or email registrar@botanicgardens.org to reserve your space.

A limited amount of scholarship money is available to support schools with 60 percent or more participation in the Federal Free and Reduced lunch program. Find out more about our scholarship program.

  • School groups are welcome to visit the Gardens year-round. All school groups visiting the Gardens must make a reservation.

  • Programs designed to help bring the Gardens to your classroom, programs designed to meet the unique needs of after-school groups, or activities and resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a 750-acre natural and historical landscape in southern Jefferson County.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens offers a variety of resources just for teachers.