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December 5, 2017 | Development Department

Did you know that you can support Denver Botanic Gardens by shopping at AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Denver Botanic Gardens every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Denver Botanic Gardens.

These donations are an essential part of nurturing and growing our work to connect people with plants and provide vital support for core programs.

Children’s Education

Generous supporters like you help the Gardens provide educational programs for students across the metro area. In Full Bloom provides low-income schools with access to the Gardens’ Guided Explorations, Science Labs, Discovery Days, and Cultivation Cruiser Outreach to every school in the seven-county metro area that requests programming. The Garden’s Growing Scientists and Urban Advantage programs provide enhanced STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning opportunities to underserved elementary and middle school students.


We’re more than just beautiful plants. Denver Botanic Gardens is an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum. Your gift to the Gardens will support important scientific work in conservation genetics, seed collecting and habitat restoration. The Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium of Vascular Plants and the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi hold thousands of specimens that document vascular plants and fungi from the Southern Rocky Mountain Region.

Farm Stands in Food Deserts

Denver Botanic Gardens partners with Denver Human Services (DHS) to provide access to healthy and fresh vegetables for some of Denver’s most vulnerable populations. Together with DHS, we set up farm stands at four locations around Denver. These stands are in neighborhoods that lack access to fresh produce. Members of the community can use their Electronic Benefit Payments to purchase produce grown at Chatfield Farms.

Dazzling Gardens

York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate a western identity and a unique high altitude climate and geography. The Gardens strives to cultivate collections of plants specially selected to thrive in our Rocky Mountain region. The Gardens offers a landscape of beauty and serenity in the city for the enjoyment of the community.


The Gardens year-round exhibits delight and inspire even during the snowy days of December. From past installations by Dale Chihuly, Deborah Butterfield and Henry Moore, to indoor exhibitions featuring drawings from students of our School of Botanical Art & Illustration and the annual Orchid Showcase, our world-class exhibitions provide ever-changing opportunities to connect people with plants.

As someone who knows the Gardens, who appreciates its beauty and its work, you can play an even greater role in its success by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Thank you for helping the Gardens grow.


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