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A visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens

A visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens

To be honest, Denver Botanic Garden wasn’t super high on my list of must-do things in the city. Before we arrived, my ideal itinerary was 50% hiking and 50% craft beer drinking. However, we had a bit of a scheduling snafu and the altitude affected me more than I anticipated. So my friend Maggie and I ended up riding bikes over to the Denver Botanic Garden, and I’m so glad we did. Denver Botanic Garden in the fall

Maggie and I actually had a friend date at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden back when we both lived in New York City. I have to say, it’s a really nice (and healthy) way to catch up. We lucked out with just-about perfect weather (blue and sunny skies, and 70 degrees) to wander through the gardens. More things were in bloom than I expected in mid-autumn, and there were butterflies EVERYWHERE. An unexpected highlight of our trip, and one that I’d recommend to future Denver visitors!

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What’s your favorite botanic garden in the world? Have you visited the one in Denver? 

  • Amy Hopf

    I lived in Colorado and went to the Denver Botanic Garden 3 times! In fall, spring, and summer. It’s great in all seasons. it’s definitely one of my favorite I’ve been too! The US Botanic Garden and Longwood Gardens are amazing, too.

  • I love the Denver Botanic Gardens, the butterflies are bomb! While definitely not as ideal as hiking the gorg mountains or ALL of the craft beer (am I right) it’s definitely worth a little visit!