People who live near the Gardens often walk their dogs along York Street. Years ago, someone in guest services started giving the dogs a dog biscuit if they visited the Gatehouse with their owners. Denver Botanic Gardens cannot admit dogs into the Gardens except service dogs, however we enjoy our visits with these furry friends at the front gate.
This treat time is something that the dog owners, the gatehouse attendants and the dogs look forward to. Some of the owners have mentioned that when they and the dog turn the corner at 9th or 11th Avenues onto York Street, the dog will increase its pace in anticipation of the treat.
There is a list in the gatehouse of the names of the dogs who visit us. It’s difficult to get a good photograph because the dogs are always excited and move a lot!
Photos by Bill Moses