York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 21 for a concert. Other early closings.
As part of a commitment to engage varied audiences in meaningful and sustained ways, while at the same time introducing arts and culture through programs both onsite and in surrounding communities, Denver Botanic Gardens recently launched a free shuttle service.
On select days, Denver Botanic Gardens offers free shuttle service between various Denver metro area cultural organizations, community centers and residences to Denver Botanic Gardens York Street and Chatfield Farms.
- General admission
- Activities and events (on select days), including but not limited to:
- Family activities
- Guided tours
- Yoga classes
- Therapeutic horticulture
Since November 2015, the following organizations have participated:
- Asia Pacific Development Center (Adams county)
- BuCu West Development Assoc. (Westwood neighborhood, Denver county)
- RE:Vision (Westwood neighborhood, Denver county)
- Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple (Denver county)
- Aurora Xeriscape Demonstration Garden (Arapahoe county)
- Northglenn Senior Center (Adams county)
- Adams County Housing Authority (Adams county)
- Access Gallery (Denver county)
- Bayaud Enterprises (Denver county)
- Brighton Village & Libretto Apartments (Adams county)
- Eagle View Adult Center (Adams county)
- Autism Society of Colorado (Jefferson county)
- ECDC's African Community Center (Denver county)
- Ricardo Flores Magón Academy (Denver county)
- Peak to Peak Charter School (Denver county)
- Grupo Comunidad Unidad y Apoyo (Growing Home) (Adams county)
- Aurora Community Connection (Adams county)
- Mental Health Center of Denver, Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being (Denver county)
- Warren Village (Denver county)
- Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (Denver county)
What is the shuttle capacity?
Shuttles can accommodate up to 54 people per group.
Who is eligible for a shuttle?
All Denver metro area nonprofit and cultural organizations, community centers and residential care facilities can participate.
What is the typical age group of participants?
All ages are welcome. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults.
How long does a free shuttle program visit at Denver Botanic Gardens typically last?
Groups have up to three hours to explore the Gardens, with a total trip time of 4-5 hours to include shuttle transport to and from the Gardens. A shuttle arrives at your location up to an hour before your scheduled Gardens’ arrival time.
What can my group do while at the Gardens?
Groups can enjoy self-guided tours throughout the grounds. The Gardens has two restaurants and the Shop at the Gardens. Email Nicole at email@example.com for a full schedule of activities and events offered through the free shuttle program.
Are ADA buses available?
Yes, but please inquire in advance so we may accommodate your request.
Are the Gardens ADA accessible?
Most of the Gardens is ADA accessible. Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not have motorized scooters.
When is free shuttle program offered?
May through December 2017.
What food options are available?
Food is available for purchase at Offshoots Café and The Hive Garden Bistro (weather-dependent). Visitors can also bring their own food/beverages, but we ask that outside food is not consumed at the restaurant tables. There are many tables and benches throughout the grounds for picnic opportunities.
**Please note that submitting an application does not automatically guarantee participation. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.**
We ask that each organization manages participant sign-ups for their shuttle service.