Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location will open with capped numbers and timed tickets on Friday, May 22. Here are details on what to expect upon your return. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms’ re-opening is yet to be determined.
Please visit our Denver Botanic Gardens Phased Re-Opening Plan page for any changes during our phased re-opening. You will also receive information via email when purchasing an advance ticket or making an advance member reservation.
Parking & Transportation
Limited free parking is available in our parking complex between York and Josephine streets during our regular hours of operation. Parking in the parking complex is only for Gardens' visitors. Street parking is available in Cheesman Park or Congress Park, where posted.
Entrance to the main gardens is through the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center at 1007 York Street. The Mordecai Children’s Garden is located on the third floor of the parking garage, between Josephine Street and York Street. Admission to the Children's Garden is included with general admission.
Parking Restrictions at York Street:
- 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:
- RTD: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) and/or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.
- Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets 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.
- Due to its historical nature, the Waring House is not wheelchair accessible.
- See map below showing wheelchair and stroller accessible paths in the Gardens.
- Accessible parking is located in the Gardens’ parking structure and is available on a first-come first-served basis.
- 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.
- Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (SPARK) 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. Learn more about the SPARK Kits.
- 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, which will reopen in the new Freyer - Newman Center in spring 2020. 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.
Here is a map of our York Street gardens and facilities.