Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location will open with capped numbers and timed tickets on Friday, May 22. Here are details on what to expect upon your return. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms’ re-opening is yet to be determined.

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Chatfield Farms
One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin.

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
Outdoor
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Chatfield Farms

Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO is created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form. Learn more

York Street
Sendi Issanti, Phalaenopsis sp., watercolor, 2013. Artwork © Sendi Issanti.

Garden & Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration

Opening summer 2020
Indoor
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York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration highlights gardens as places of sanctuary and renewal through a special juried exhibition of works. Learn more

York Street
The Night-Blowing Cereus, from Robert John Thornton’s “Temple of flora, or, Garden of the botanist, poet, painter and philosopher: being, picturesque botanical plates of the New illustration of the sexual system of Linnæus”, ca. 1798 - 1807, London.

From the Vault: Wonders and Oddities from the Gardens’ Collections

Opening summer 2020
Indoor
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York Street

From the Vault presents some of the most beautiful, interesting and unique objects in the Gardens’ collections, most exhibited for the first time. Learn more

York Street
Xolotl: Dios Perro, Photograph by E&M photo (www.eandmphoto.com).

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

Oct. 10 – Nov. 15, 2020
Indoor
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York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar Becerra-Mora. Learn more

York Street
Tony Ortega, Salud Health Clinic Mural, 2012. Artwork © Tony Ortega. Photo courtesy of Tony Ortega.

Raíces y ramas | Roots and Branches

Nov. 7, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021
Indoor
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York Street

Identity, culture and place are integral to Chicano artist Tony Ortega’s work. Learn more

York Street
Image Credits: Jody Guralnick, Prima Lingua, detail, 72 x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on two panels, 2018.

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 21, 2021
Indoor
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York Street

Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more. Learn more

York Street
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ocean Floor, 1996,  Ursula von Rydingsvard, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. and The Fabric Workshop Museum, 2018. Photo by Carlos Avedaño.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

2021
Indoor
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York Street

An ambitious exhibition featuring large cedar sculptures by one of the most influential sculptors working today. Learn more