Free Days

Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


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.

Tickets will be released on the 15th of the current month for the following month.

Register for York Street Free Days

Register for Chatfield Farms Free Days


2022 Free Days for York Street and Chatfield Farms

Monday, Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Thursday, Feb. 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 21 (Earth Day)
Tuesday, June 7
Wednesday, July 6
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Friday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Friday)


2022 Free Days at Plains Conservation Center

Free Days at Plains Conservation Center are a joint effort by Denver Botanic Gardens and the City of Aurora. Advance registration is not required.

Thursday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Throughout the pandemic, we have expanded our free-access programs to special events and for daily admission, including stepped up efforts to distribute thousands of free tickets through community partners. If your community-based organization is interested in helping distribute tickets, please email

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