Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Each week features a different theme.

In addition, enjoy a wide array of activities take place each night including:

  • Live music 
  • Free face painting
  • Costume contest
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Crafts
  • LED circus performers

Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase at Offshoots Café, Hive Garden Bistro, cash bars and hot beverage bars.

Volunteer at Glow in the Gardens. For more information, email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865­-3565.

FAQ

Is this event appropriate for all ages?
Yes. Glow at the Gardens features a wide variety of activities. Guests can choose how they wish to spend their evening.

Is it scary?
Not very. Spooky illusions are featured in the Ellipse Garden and at Marnie’s Pavilion. The activities and sculptures do not include graphic or violent content.

Are costumes permitted?
Yes! We encourage guests to wear costumes. Masks or weapons (real or fake) are NOT permitted.

Is there a costume contest?
Yes. There will be one costume contest for each ticketed entry window. Guests can enter in one of three categories: Adult, Youth or Group. Each category has a capacity, so we recommend registering as soon as you arrive. One winner will be selected from each category.

Why do I have to buy a ticket for a specific entry window?
By staggering the arrival of our visitors, we hope to provide a better visitor experience for all. Each arrival window is 90 minutes, so visitors have some flexibility on their exact arrival time. Once inside the Gardens, visitors may stay as long as the event is open.

Can I use my tickets on any night of Glow at the Gardens?
No. Tickets are valid only on the date for which they are purchased. Please enter during the timed entry window listed on your ticket. Glow at the Gardens takes place rain, snow or shine.

Can I buy tickets at the door?
If the event is not sold out, tickets may be purchased at the door. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance as most dates sold out in 2015 and 2016.

Is there parking?
Free parking is available in our parking garage. However, parking is limited and fills quickly. If you park in the surrounding neighborhood on a side street, please be respectful of our neighbors. Please consider using these alternate modes of transportation:

Lyft logo    Car2Go logo    Denver B-cycle logo    RTD logo

  • Lyft: New User Code is GARDENS17 - Any new user who enters the code gets $5 off first three rides. Enter your phone number from your smart phone and download the app with the code pre-loaded.
  • car2go: There are seven dedicated parking spots on the top floor of the York Street parking structure for the smaller smart fortwo cars.
  • B-Cycle: There is a B-­Cycle station next to our York Street entrance.
  • RTD: There is a stop at the Gardens’ York Street entrance.

What forms of payment will be accepted?
Cash and credit cards are accepted. There is no ATM onsite.

Is there a coat check?
No.

Is Glow at the Gardens ADA accessible?
Yes, but keep in mind that some paths are narrow and could be muddy.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?
Wheelchairs and strollers can be checked out at the Information Desk in the Boettcher Memorial Center. They are available on a first-come, first­-served basis. No reservations are accepted.

Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Glow at the Gardens?
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and Mordecai Children’s Garden will not be open during Glow at the Gardens. Certain areas of the Gardens may also be closed for guest safety.

Are pets allowed at Glow at the Gardens?
Pets are not permitted at this event. Service dogs/animals are allowed.