The Denver Botanic Gardens were started by a group of people who had a vision to create a floral oasis in the middle of the city of Denver. That dream began in the 1950’s and is today known as The Denver Botanic Gardens. The goal of the gardens is to connect people with plants.
The gardens help to connect people and plants through many different means including a blog, workshops, and various community events. You can learn more about the events, the blog, or just visiting the gardens at http:www.botanic gardens.org.
The gardens are open from 9 am to 9pm most months. Admission is free for members. Otherwise, the cost is $12.50 for adults, $9 for seniors and military, $9 for youth ages 3 to 15, and free for children under 2 years of age. There are special group rates for groups of over 10 people.
The Botanic Bow Wow will be held at the gardens on May 20th. Pets and their people can participate in a variety of events from 8am to 12pm. The Doggy and Parent Breakfast starts at 8am and is open to the first 200 people to arrive and their dogs. Pet owners can participate in sessions on how to create pet friendly laws, or learn about addressing behavioral problems. A cute pet contest will be held from 10 am to 11am. In order to register for the pet contest, go to http://www.botanicgardens.org/sites/default/files/2011BWW_ContestRegistrationForm.pdf . After the pet contest, an animal rescue team will take the stage to explain what they do. The fun event closes with a Botanic Bow Wow of the Year award ceremony starting at 11:45 pm.
Tickets to the Botanic Bow Wow are $7 for adults, $6 for adult members of the gardens, $5 for Botanic Garden neighbors, and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. The event is free for children under 2.
On June 1st, the garden is hosting a concert by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at 6pm. Go here http://concerts.botanicgardens.org/show/detail/42898 to purchase tickets for the event. Ticket prices start at $50.
On June 10th, The Denver Botanic Gardens will host their annual summer party from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. You can purchase your tickets to the event at https://www.blacktie-colorado.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchase.cfm?rsvpid=5638. Tickets to the event cost between $40-$60. Get your tickets now as the event usually sells out. No one under 21 is allowed at the event including infants.
For more information on the Denver Botanic Gardens or the events at the gardens, call 720-865-3500 or go to http://www.botanicgardens.com.