Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 for Fête des Fleurs. More early closings.
The Gardens dresses up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds.
Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. Enjoy spooky storytelling, hands-on crafts, games, cash bars, seasonal café specials and of course, a little trick-or-treating at this festive fall event.
Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase.
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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 and sound effects are featured in certain areas. 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.
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. Once inside the Gardens, visitors may stay as long as the event is open.
May I use my tickets on any night of Glow at the Gardens?
No. Please attend Glow at the Gardens on the date you purchased tickets for, and during the entry window listed on your ticket. Glow at the Gardens takes place rain, snow or shine.
When should I buy my tickets?
We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as this event sells out each year.
If tickets are sold out online, will there be tickets available at the door?
No, there will not be tickets available for sale at the door on sold out nights.
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: New User Code is GARDENS18 - 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.
- 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?
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 will 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.