Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 22, 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.
In line with Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, The Clinton Family Fund Go2Gardens free shuttle program is committed to engaging varied audiences in meaningful and sustained ways, while at the same time introducing arts and culture through programs both onsite and in surrounding communities.
Through a grant from The Clinton Family Fund, Denver Botanic Gardens Go2Gardens community shuttle provides free admission and transportation between various Denver metro area cultural organizations, community centers and residences to Denver Botanic Gardens York Street and Chatfield Farms.
- Free shuttle service to/from your location and Denver Botanic Gardens
- Free general admission for 15 to 54 people
- Activities and events (on select days), including but not limited to:
- Family activities
- Guided tours
- Yoga classes
- Therapeutic horticulture
This program is for groups comprised of families (adults accompanied by children) and/or adults. For school groups/children’s groups, please contact our children’s education department.
Things To Do
You are more than welcome to wander our Gardens at your leisure, however we recommend immersing yourself in some of our educational programs to learn more about what we do and get the most from your visit.
Enhance Your Experience With:
- Plant a Terrarium Family Activity (ages 4+)
- Docent-led tour through the Gardens
- Therapeutic Horticulture
- Exploring Butterflies at Chatfield Farms
Here is a full schedule of activities and events offered through the Go2Gardens shuttle program. Details subject to change and offerings may be added.
Schedule Your Visit
Request must be made at least three weeks in advance of your suggested dates. All requests will receive an email notice within one week regarding determination of your request.
Blackout dates: May 25 – June 12, 2018
Please note that submitting an application does not automatically guarantee participation. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
We ask that each organization manages participant sign-ups for their shuttle service.
Since November 2015, the following organizations have participated:
- Asia Pacific Development Center (Adams county)
- BuCu West Development Assoc. (Westwood neighborhood, Denver county)
- RE:Vision (Westwood neighborhood, Denver county)
- Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple (Denver county)
- Aurora Xeriscape Demonstration Garden(Arapahoe county)
- Northglenn Senior Center (Adams county)
- Adams County Housing Authority (Adams county)
- Access Gallery (Denver county)
- Bayaud Enterprises (Denver county)
- Brighton Village & Libretto Apartments (Adams county)
- Eagle View Adult Center (Adams county)
- Autism Society of Colorado (Jefferson county)
- ECDC's African Community Center (Denver county)
- Ricardo Flores Magón Academy (Denver county)
- Peak to Peak Charter School (Denver county)
- Grupo Comunidad Unidad y Apoyo (Growing Home) (Adams county)
- Aurora Community Connection (Adams county)
- Mental Health Center of Denver, Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being (Denver county)
- Warren Village (Denver county)
- Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (Denver county)
Who is eligible for a shuttle?
All Denver metro area nonprofit and cultural organizations, community centers and residential care facilities can participate. This program is for groups of 15-54 people comprised of families (adults accompanied by children) and/or adults. For schools groups/children’s groups, please contact our children’s education department.
What is the shuttle capacity?
Shuttles can accommodate up to 54 people per group.
Are ADA shuttles available?
Yes. Please inquire in advance so we may accommodate your request.
Are the Gardens ADA accessible?
Most of the Gardens is ADA accessible. Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not have motorized scooters.
How long does a visit typically last?
Groups have up to three hours to explore the Gardens, with a total trip time of 4-5 hours to include shuttle transport to and from the Gardens. A shuttle arrives at your location up to an hour before your scheduled Gardens’ arrival time.
What can my group do while at the Gardens?
Groups can enjoy self-guided or guided tours throughout the grounds and participate in various educational programs.
Do you offer tours in Spanish?
The guided tour is in English, however, Spanish interpretation is available upon request. To guarantee services by a specific date, requests need to be submitted at least 10 business days prior to date of visit.
Do you offer any other programs in Spanish?
All programs are taught in English. The Gardens’ wayfinding signs, maps & guides and exhibit interpretation are bilingual (Spanish/English).
What if it rains during my activity?
In the event of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled.
When is The Clinton Family Fund Go2Gardens free shuttle program offered?
From May to December 2018.
What food options are available?
Food is available for purchase at Offshoots Café or The Hive (season-dependent). Visitors can also bring their own food/beverages, but we ask that outside food is not consumed at the restaurant tables. There are many tables and benches throughout the grounds for picnic opportunities.
Is there an ATM at the Gardens?
There is no ATM onsite.
Is Wi-Fi available?
Yes, and it’s FREE! Wifi Name: DBG-Pub-Wifi
How large is the Gardens?
The York Street location is 24 acres, including Mordecai Children’s Garden, which is located on the third floor of the parking garage between Josephine Street and York Street. Chatfield Farms is 700 acres.
Can we take pictures at the Gardens?
Yes, photography for personal use is permitted and we encourage you to share photos from your visit on Facebook and Instagram and tag the Gardens. Professional photography requires advance reservations and a permit fee. Commercial videography is not allowed at the Gardens.