Choose from hands-on workshops, certificate courses, public lectures, professional development seminars or learning for personal enrichment. The Gardens offers programs year-round at York Street, Chatfield Farms and Plains Conservation Center. Admission to the Gardens is included with program registration.
The Gardens offers certificates in Herbalism, Rocky Mountain Gardening and Beginning Market Farming. Multi-session programming includes in-depth learning from many guest speakers on topics.
Rocky Mountain Gardening Certificate
Denver Botanic Gardens' Certificate in Rocky Mountain Gardening is a comprehensive study of specific gardening practices for Front Range gardening practices.
Rocky Mountain Gardening Short Course Certificate
The Short Course Certificate is a self-paced, hybrid learning experience with in-person and recorded content.
Herbalism Certificate Program
This program is designed to inspire each student to be more connected to nature, learn the powers of plants and become healthier and happier: mind, body and soul.
Beginning Farmers Core Curriculum & Hands-On Workshops
Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University Extension partner to deliver a certificate program that will introduce you to the ins and outs of becoming a successful market farmer on five acres or less.
Classes & Workshops
Classroom and hands-on learning on a wide variety of topics taught by local experts and Denver Botanic Gardens horticulture staff.
Health & Wellness
Food & Cooking
Tours, Walking & Hikes
Other Adult Programs
Virtual, Hybrid & Online Programs
Online and hybrid learning opportunities to increase accessibility, limit travel and accommodate busy schedules.
Symposia, Lectures & Performances
Seasonal events designed to highlight well-known experts, performing artists and in-depth symposia programming.
Trips & Travel
Exploring horticulture, conservation, agriculture and botany opportunities beyond our gardens.
School of Botanical Art & Illustration
Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes, recording vanishing species for historical record or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the flora around us.
In addition to botanical illustration classes, our program offerings deliver opportunities for students to try various media and techniques harnessing the inspiration of the natural world. These classes are open to all regardless of previous art experience.
Engage & Connect
We invite you to explore with us through our series of lectures and lunch-and-learn sessions about professional practices and creative gatherings.