$40 for One-Year Family/General Membership to Denver Botanic Gardens

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In a Nutshell

  • Unlimited admission to Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
  • Admission to the Opening Weekend of Blossoms of Light and Trail of Lights Dec 4–6
  • Discount at The Shop at the Gardens

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 31st, 2010. Must activate membership by 1/31/10. Limit 1 per person, multiple as gifts. Current members may purchase for 1-year extension. Contact information needed for membership redemption. Memberships non-transferrable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Culture a horticultural habit with today's Groupon for a one-year family/general membership to Denver Botanic Gardens. You receive all Denver Botanic's family/general membership benefits, including two membership cards, three single-use guest passes, and several All You Can Eat tokens to be used on the plants.

A membership to the Gardens gets you admission for an entire year to the Denver Botanic Garden, the Mordecai Children's Garden (opening in 2010), Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, and more than 150 American Horticultural Society member gardens. You'll get invitations to member-only nights and opening weekends, reduced prices for separately ticketed events, and advance sales for the Summer Concert Series.

Reap rewards with discounts on facility rentals, education classes, children's programs, food at Offshoots at the Gardens bistro, and gardening supplies and all-natural gifts at The Shop at the Gardens. Thumb your green thumb through books at the Helen Fowler Library, where you'll have borrowing privileges, and fertilize your mind through your subscriptions to the garden's member-only newsletters.

Denver Botanic is a plant and nature paradise for kids, adults, and city-dwelling man-sized butterflies. Highlights include a Japanese oasis with Ponderosa pine, bug-munching Venus flytraps, South African asparagus fern, and 175 varieties of roses. Stop by when the weather is warm to see the city's first public green roof, a garden hat that protects a building's roof from sunlight and temperature variations. The Gardens' acres of posh foliage are just as bright in winter weather, with one million lights draped in elegant designs. This Groupon gets you complimentary admission to the upcoming Trail of Lights and Blossoms of Light opening weekend celebrations. Or stop by to walk two miles of trails at the Chatfield garden, a grasslands nature preserve on the banks of Deer Creek.

Note: Your email will be shared with Denver Botanic in order for your membership to be redeemed.

Reviews

Frommer's travel guide features the Denver Botanic Gardens:

  • Twenty-three acres of outstanding outdoor and indoor gardens display plants native to the desert, plains, mountain foothills, and alpine zones. There's also a traditional Japanese garden, an herb garden, a water garden, a fragrance garden, and a garden inspired by the art of Monet. Even in the cold of winter, the dome-shaped, concrete-and-Plexiglas Tropical Conservatory houses thousands of species of tropical and subtropical plants.

Yelpers give it 4.5 stars; TripAdvisors and reviewers on Lilaguide give it four:

  • The Denver gardens are really phenomenal compared with botanic gardens in other cities. – lauren1818, Lilaguide
  • We have been to several gardens in the US and Germany and my wife and I found this very nice. A lot of terrane [sic] with many different type of plants. – RealRocketRon, TripAdvisor
  • The gardens are a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of town. It has nicely manicured gardens, a riot of plants and flowers, and an interesting collection of sculptures. It has several "corners" where you can just sit and absorb the smells – houstonturtle, TripAdvisor

The Privileges of Membership

Becoming a member of the Denver Botanic Gardens gets you all sorts of extras and perks, such as borrowing privileges at the Garden's library. What other privileges does membership entitle you to?

  • On your birthday, you are given the powers of the mayor, including the power to quarter soldiers in private homes.
  • Meals from the Garden's bistro will be delivered to your home where a smoking woman will eat them for your enjoyment.
  • Admission to every second Tuesday night members-only event: Scream at the Plants, Go Ahead and Scream at Them event.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens houses vibrant flowers, lush vegetation, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Native and adapted plants flourish in the York Street campus, which also houses Mordecai Children’s Garden—a 3-acre lot with alpine gardens, mountain ranges, and cool bugs. The two-story waterfall at Marnie's Pavilion bursts with blooming orchids year-round, and a Japanese garden features Ponderosa pines sculpted to look like bonsai. Visitors stroll through water gardens inspired by Monet's estate at Giverny.