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Go2Gardens Free Shuttle Program

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 offers year-round free shuttles and admission to visit any Denver Botanic Gardens location on Mondays and Wednesdays during regular business hours.

Program Includes:
Free shuttle service to/from your location and Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms and Plains Conservation Center.

  • Free admission for up to 25 people.
  • Activities and events (on select days), including but not limited to:
    • Family activities
    • Guided tours
    • Bilingual yoga classes
    • Therapeutic horticulture

Eligibility Requirements:
All Denver metro area nonprofit and cultural organizations, community centers and residential care facilities can participate. Participating organizations must designate a Trip Leader to manage sign ups and accompany your group on their visit. For more details, review the eligibility guidelines below.

Eligibility Guidelines

Scheduling: 
Review the eligibility guidelines and complete an inquiry form. Please allow 7-10 business days for review and confirmation. Requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled. Spaces are limited. 
Please note, submitting an application does not automatically guarantee participation. 

Complete an Inquiry Form

 

For questions, please email community@botanicgardens.org

FAQ

Who is eligible for a shuttle?

This program is for groups composed of families (adults accompanied by children) and/or adults. All ages are welcome but children and youth under 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults. For school groups, please visit our schools and teachers webpage.

How many shuttle visits can I sign up for?

To give organizations equal opportunities to shuttles, we request one visit per group per calendar year. Multiple visits may be scheduled, but will be at the discretion of the program coordinator and availability.

How do Lyft credits work?

One week before your visit date, we will provide you an event code redeemable for up to $20 in Lyft credits per person per direction. Lyft credits can only be used on the designated visit date for drop off and pick up to Denver Botanic Gardens.

What is the age group of participants?

All ages are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults.

How long does a visit typically last?

Vehicles are reserved for a maximum of 5 hours. This includes transportation to and from your location. Your return time is flexible and you may depart the Gardens earlier than your scheduled 5 hours. 

Do you offer programs in languages other than English?

Interpretation services are available upon request. Please make requests for interpretation at least 2 months in advance.

What if it rains during my activity?

In the event of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled. The program coordinator will be in touch with rescheduling options, if and when they are available.

What accommodations are available for guests with mobility devices?

Transportation with wheelchair lifts or storage for mobility devices are available with advanced notice. Please allow 8 weeks notice for trips that require transportation for mobility devices. 

Most of our indoor and outdoor gardens and facilities, including restrooms and classrooms, are wheelchair accessible at our York Street location. Some areas in the Gardens are not wheelchair accessible without assistance. Please check with Visitor Services staff upon entry to the Gardens if you need clarification on accessible routes. Wheelchairs are available to borrow during your visit.

Not all areas are wheelchair accessible at Chatfield Farms without assistance. Please let the program coordinator know if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility at Chatfield Farms. There are a limited number of wheelchairs available to borrow at the ticket booth.

Plains Conservation Center is not wheelchair accessible.

What food options are available?

At York Street, food is available for purchase at Offshoots Café (open year round) or the Hive Garden Bistro (season-dependent). Visitors can also bring their own food/beverages, however we ask that outside food is not consumed at the restaurant tables. Chatfield Farms and Plains Conservation Center do not have food for purchase. Guests are permitted to bring their own food/beverage.

Can we take pictures in the Gardens?

Yes, amateur photography is encouraged, and you are welcome to share photos or videos on the Gardens’ Facebook page or on Instagram by tagging #mydbg.

Commercial photography requires advance reservations and is not permitted otherwise.

Participating Organizations

Since November 2015, the following organizations have participated:

  • Access Gallery (Denver county)
  • Adams County Housing Authority (Adams county)
  • African Community Center of Denver (Denver county)
  • African Leadership Council (Denver county)
  • Arbor View Apartments (Jefferson county)
  • Asian Pacific Development Center (Adams county)
  • Aurora Community Connection (Arapahoe county)
  • Aurora Xeriscape Demonstration Garden (Arapahoe county)
  • Aurora Youth Options (Arapahoe county)
  • Autism Society of Colorado (Jefferson county)
  • Bayaud Enterprises (Denver county)
  • Brighton Village & Libretto Apartments (Adams county)
  • Broncos Bunch Kids Club (Denver county)
  • Denver Housing Authority- Mariposa (Denver county)
  • Peak to Peak Charter School (Boulder county)
  • Eagle View Adult Center (Adams county)
  • East High School (Denver county)
  • Environmental Learning for Kids (Denver county)
  • Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (Denver county)
  • Grupo Comunidad Unidad y Apoyo: Growing Home (Adams county)
  • Hope Communities (Denver county)
  • Hunger Free Colorado (Denver county)
  • La Alma Recreational Center (Denver county)
  • Latino parents of Academia Ana Maria Sandoval Elementary (Denver county)
  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop (Denver county)
  • Mental Health Center of Denver, Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being (Denver county)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver county)
  • Museo de las Americas (Denver county)
  • Northglenn Senior Center (Adams county)
  • Project Worthmore (Adams county)
  • Ricardo Flores Magon Academy (Denver county)
  • RE:Vision (Denver county)
  • STRIVE Prep- Ruby Hill (Denver county)
  • The Gathering Place (Denver county)
  • The GrowHaus (Denver county)
  • Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple (Denver county)
  • Uno Mano Una Esperanza
  • Valdez Elementary (Denver county)
  • Warren Village (Denver county)
  • Westminster Open Space (Adams county)
  • Youth on Record (Denver county)

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