Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, managed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.
Facilities include the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center, the historical Hildebrand Ranch, a restored 1918 dairy barn and silo, the 1874 Deer Creek Schoolhouse, 2.5 miles of nature trails and numerous wildflower gardens. Bring your binoculars and wander the many trails. The area is known for exceptional bird watching. Chatfield Farms is designated as a birding hotspot on the Cornell University's worldwide eBird citizen science website.
Chatfield Farms is open with limited capacity and timed tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available onsite. Please purchase or reserve (if you are a member) your ticket. This is critical for allowing the Gardens to continue to operate safely.
Non-vaccinated visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks while indoors.
No pets allowed at Chatfield Farms. Service dogs/animals are permitted. Please do not leave pets in cars–you will be asked to take them home. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Here are other visitor guidelines.
Advanced online registration is required to ensure that we can accommodate people safely given ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
Parking is included with admission and is located near the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center. Parking lot opens at 8:50 a.m.
There are paved walkways throughout Chatfield Farms.
Here is a map of our Chatfield Farms gardens and facilities, including the location of the immersive sculpture One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty.
Guidelines are intended for all guests, but a photography permit is required for commercial and portrait photography.
Enjoy a guided tour of Chatfield Farms to learn about agriculture, horticulture, ecology and history.
Use the Gardens free app for easy access to tickets. Utilize the GPS-enabled map to track your location and find your favorite gardens.
The Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) is the cornerstone of the Gardens’ Urban Food Initiatives, growing more than six acres of vegetables for subscribers and farm stands.
This seasonal habitat is home to hundreds of native butterflies.