The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 for a private event and close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 for a concert.


Día de los Muertos – Oaxaca, Mexico

Oct. 28 – Nov. 4, 2019

Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies offer an unforgettable trip to Oaxaca, Mexico during its most important celebration of the year – Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). A national holiday in Mexico, Día de los Muertos is considered one of the most important cultural celebrations in Latin America. Join Yvonne Garcia Bardwell, community relations manager at the Gardens, for this unforgettable experience that acquaints people with the culture, art and food of Oaxaca, and what makes this region so unique. Included in the trip: meet Abigail Mendoza who is world-renowned for her hand-ground mole. The Wall Street Journal featured her in their recent story about Oaxaca, Mexico and you can have an opportunity to cook with her during the trip.


Price: $3,530 per person for Denver Botanic Gardens members (double occupancy); add $100 per person for non-members. Single supplement: $960 (subject to availability)

Register: Call Reefs to Rockies at 303-860-6045 or email

Reefs to Rockies is a Colorado-based tour operator that develops curated custom itineraries that weave the themes of nature, wildlife and culture throughout. Their award-winning itineraries have been featured in a variety of publications and their strong network of international partners allows them to develop one-of-a-kind itineraries for organizations like Denver Botanic Gardens. Join us on an adventure to remember.


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