Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 23, 24 and 25 for concerts. More early closings.

Parking & Transportation

Limited free parking is available in our parking complex between York and Josephine streets. Street parking is available in Cheesman Park or Congress Park, where posted.

Parking Restrictions:

  • Vans — Due to height restrictions, vans should park on the top deck of the parking complex.
  • RVs — Due to weight restrictions, RVs are not permitted in the parking complex.

Please consider using these alternate modes of transportation:

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  • 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: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) and/or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.
  • Bicycle Colorado: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado in encouraging cycling as a form of transportation. Bike racks are available at the York Street main entrance.



  • Most of our indoor and outdoor gardens and facilities, including restrooms and classrooms, are wheelchair accessible.
  • Some areas in the Gardens are not wheelchair accessible without assistance. Please check with the staff in the Bonfils­-Stanton Visitor Center if you need clarification on accessible routes.
  • See map below showing wheelchair and stroller accessible paths in the Gardens.
  • Accessible parking is located in the Gardens’ parking structure.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk in the Boettcher Memorial Center. No reservations are accepted. Leaving a driver’s license or photo ID is required.
  • We do not offer motorized wheelchairs or scooters.
  • No pets allowed at the York Street gardens. Service dogs/animals are permitted. Please do not leave pets in cars – you will be asked to take them home.
    • Due to the sensitive nature of our specimens, service animals are not permitted in our herbaria located in the Boettcher Memorial Center. If you have a service animal and would like to visit the herbaria, call 720-865-3593 to make an appointment. We recommend you bring someone with you who can stay with your service animal while you visit the herbaria.