Scout & Community Programs

Looking for a fun and engaging outing with your scout troop or community group? Dig in and experience the Gardens' vast diversity of plants, trees and ecosystems from Colorado and around the world with one of these program options.

For more information or questions regarding our Scout and Community Program offerings please email

Girl Scout Exploration Days

Girl Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each Exploration Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore.

Program Fee: $12 per Girl Scout; one adult for every three Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the take-home activities. Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges.


Girl Scout Exploration Day: Create a Garden

  • Saturday, May 14, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Girl Scout Juniors explore the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden. Girl Scouts design, plant and decorate a miniature indoor garden to take home with them. This program is designed to meet the needs of the Gardener Junior Girl Scout Badge requirements.

Create a Garden Registration Form<


Girl Scout Programs – New!


Girl Scouts Cooking on the Homestead at Plains Conservation Center

  • Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – noon and 1-3 p.m.

Girl Scout Brownie and Juniors will chop, squeeze, measure and bake to create a tasty spread of homemade foods. Expand your kitchen skills by cooking on an old-fashioned wood burning stove and explore our heirloom garden to learn about growing your own produce. This program meets some of the requirements for the Brownie Snacks and Juniors Simple Meals badges.

Register for Cooking on the Homestead


Girl Scout Hydro Heroes at Chatfield Farms

  • Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – noon

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to explore water at Chatfield Farms through the lens of important ecosystems of Colorado. Girl Scouts will use STEM techniques to discover how ecologists examine water quality, learn how Coloradans get and use water, and create hydro art.

Register for Hydro Heroes


Guided Discovery Tour

Guided interactive explorations led by a Denver Botanic Gardens educator.

  • 45-60 minutes long depending on the age and size of your group
  • Includes guided tour of a section of the Gardens, a planting activity and a self-guided scavenger hunt to help continue your group’s exploration after the program
  • After the program, enjoy the Gardens with your group on your own
  • Guided Discovery Tours are appropriate for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and other community scouting groups and are customizable to meet the interests of your group

Price: $75 program fee includes up to six scouts and two adults. Additional scouts are $10. One adult for every three scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7.

For more information or to schedule a Guided Discovery Tour, complete the tour request form.

Guided Discovery Tour Request Form

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