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The Denver Botanic Gardens is gearing up for spring

Explore the Gardens this spring
Explore the Gardens this spring

Though the winters in Denver are generally mild, most look forward to warmer days. Signs that spring is just around the corner have started to reveal themselves. Outside, the daffodil leaves are reaching for the sky and new songs are being sung by the birds.

As calendars begin to fill with the coming summer's events, don't overlook the plethora of activities the Denver Botanic Gardens are offering this year.  From concerts to camps, the Gardens has a way to liven the spirits.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of spring by taking advantage of the Garden's free days. The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is open without admission on the first Friday in both March and April, while the Gardens on York is offering a free day on April 22. Flowering shrubs, bulbs, robust buds and a number of brave perennials are sure to catch your eye throughout the Gardens this spring.

Every summer the Gardens host a concert series catering to those with musical preferences as wide and varied as the Gardens themselves. Ticket sales for the concert series begins at the end of April for members and at the beginning of May for the general public.

The Gardens is the perfect place for children to explore, giving them the opportunity to run, roll, see and smell. In addition to exploring, the Gardens is offering classes and camps this summer for children ranging in ages from 3 to 15. Whether going on a nature hike, learning how to grow a pizza garden or exploring gardens from different parts of the globe, the Denver Botanic Gardens' children and family programs have something for every budding botanist.

Due to construction, the children's garden at the Botanic Gardens has been transformed. However, after years of planning, the new Mordecai Children's Garden will be opening this fall. This new garden will give children the opportunity to splash in a stream, build a fort and make crafts out of plant material. Mark your calendars now to ensure you don't miss this new 3 acre play place.

As always, annual memberships are available, which allow you unlimited access to the 23 acres oasis as well as discounts on classes and activities, member's only nights and free admission every day. Please check the Gardens' website for further details.


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