Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location is now open with capped numbers and timed tickets. 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.


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.
  • Please 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, please refer to our Photo Policy for information on permits.
  • Service animals are welcome, but please leave dogs and other pets at 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.