Despite the fact that it’s October, lots of things are still blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens. My husband took me there on Saturday, October 10 as part of my Denver birthday celebration. It was glorious. I have never spent a Colorado birthday walking around in flip flops snapping photos of flowers and butterflies. It’s usually cold and threatening snow.
Fall is an excellent time to visit the garden, because there’s a lot going on.
There’s Glow in the Gardens on October 14, 21 and 28. Visitors will be wowed by jack-o-laterns and luminaria-lined pathways and large pumpkin displays. There are also stories by The Story Seeker, free face or tattoo paintings for the kids, a cash bar for the adults and much more.
You can even grab dinner at Offshoots CafÃ© featuring fall-inspired specials.
There’s also the Calavera Ball on Friday, October 23. This Day of the Dead traditional Mexican celebration includes live performances, music and food and beverages. Wear your best Day of the Dead costume. Purchase tickets here.
Looking for something more spook-tacular? Check out Ghosts on the Garden on October 17, 24, 29 and 30th. You probably didn’t know, and I didn’t either, that the gardens sit on Denver’s first cemetery and is said to be one of Denver’s most haunted places.
Learn the true story of gardens’ macabre history and ghost stories from past and present staff members. Be prepared to have the hairs on your neck tickled repeatedly throughout this tour.
To keep tabs on everything happening at the Denver Botanic Gardens throughout the year visit BotanicGardens.org.
I think we are super lucky to have such a magnificent botanic garden in our state. I shot these beautiful photos of the Denver Botanic Gardens on Saturday. You can head over to Facebook.com/HeidiTownonFB to see even more.