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Evenings al Fresco

Savor the golden hours at the Gardens with socially distanced performances on select Mondays and Wednesdays this summer.

Select Mondays/Wednesdays, June - Aug., 4:30-8:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT!

Awash in the golden light of the evening, this collaborative series enhances the beauty of the Gardens with musical performances, providing respite and renewal in nature. Unlike a traditional concert setting, visitors strolling through the Gardens encounter small, socially distanced ensembles or musicians performing works designed to underscore and bring delight to their evening visit.

Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to partner with Swallow Hill Music to produce this series. 


Tickets occasionally become available even though this event is sold out.

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Here are the specials menus available at the Hive Garden Bistro. The regular menu at the Hive and Offshoots Café will also be available.




Last entry 7:30 p.m. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot.

Music throughout the Gardens 5:30-8:30 p.m.

$30 Non-member
$20 Member
Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required)


How to Enjoy Evenings al Fresco: Video







Do I need to wear a mask?

Non-vaccinated visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

What areas of the Gardens will be open for this evening?

Except for Mordecai Children’s Garden, all outdoor spaces at York Street will be open during the evening. Access to buildings is limited to restrooms and the Freyer – Newman Center galleries only. The galleries close at 7:30 p.m.

Is this a replacement for the Summer Concert Series?

No. This is a series that enhances evening visits at the Gardens, and celebrates the fusion of art, music and nature.

Where and when will the performances take place?

Performances will occur in several locations around the Gardens from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; these locations may vary slightly depending on the performance and the weather. The performers will take staggered breaks throughout the evening, but never all at the same time.

Will there be seating in the performance areas?

No, these performances are meant to be enjoyed as you stroll through the Gardens. Please do not gather around the performers.

Can I buy dinner at the Gardens? Can I bring my own food and drink?

The Hive Garden Bistro will be open until 8 p.m., with in-person and online ordering available. Offshoots Café will be open until 7:30 p.m., with in-person and online ordering available. Limited seating is available at both restaurants.

Visitors can bring any food and drink they like. Seating areas throughout the Gardens are limited, so we recommend packing a picnic blanket. Please note that drinking fountains are not accessible, so bring your own water or purchase at the Hive or Offshoots.

Will the Shop at the Gardens be open?

No, the Shop at the Gardens will not be open.

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