Visitor Guidelines

Please visit our Denver Botanic Gardens Response to COVID-19 page for up-to-date information regarding our procedures. You will also receive information via email when purchasing an advance ticket or making an advance member reservation.

How long should I allow for a visit?

  • People typically spend up to 2.5 hours at the Gardens.
  • The average time that it takes to walk through the Gardens is about 1.5 hours.
  • Enjoy your visit to Denver Botanic Gardens!


  • Please treat our plants kindly and do not pick flowers, walk through gardens or climb trees.
  • You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages into the Gardens. We have many beautiful sites where you can enjoy your picnic lunch or dinner.
  • Help support sustainability by using the compost and recycling bins around the Gardens.
  • Visitors are welcome to take photos and videos for personal use.
  • For commercial and professional photography, refer to our Photo Policy for information on permits.
  • 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.
  • Here is parking, transportation and accessibility information.
  • Please help keep the Gardens relaxing for everyone—no loud music, bikes, scooters, skateboards, Frisbees or sleds.
  • The Gardens is a non-smoking facility (including e-cigarettes and vaporizers) by city ordinance.
  • Art is more delicate than it looks—please do not touch or climb on any artwork.
  • The animals living in the Gardens are wild—please do not feed or touch them.
  • Please do not wade in pools or walk across them when they’re frozen.

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