The best way to view the magnificence of these gardens is at night! These late spring/early fall evenings are some of the most beautiful times of year, and now it’s easier than ever to set up your own spot for a romantic evening. Your spot is just waiting to be set up with a picnic blanket, wine and of course, good company. Whether you’re enjoying a pre-dinner stroll or taking in views from the Fire + Ice restaurant’s patio, “Glow at the Gardens” offers a full schedule of events and activities for your date night, group outing or private party.
The “Glow at the Gardens” event series, available every night of the week all summer long and throughout the fall, will take place each Wednesday night through September 2. The series is sponsored by Canon, who says “creative advertising comes to life in the Glow at the Gardens promenade.”
“Glow at the Gardens” is free and open to everyone who enjoys a beautiful evening of light. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. on dates and times listed below and close at 10:30 p.m.
For more information about “Glow at the Gardens,” visit www.denvercolorado.org/GlowAtTheGardens, call 720-337-2333 or email [email protected]
Wednesday, May 24: Entries for the 2018 “Glow at the Gardens” installation are now being accepted! Please note that all works will be exhibited on the south lawn of the gardens on a first-come, first-served basis from September 1 – October 31.
Denver Parks & Gardens is a 50-acre park in Denver, Colorado. It was created in 1864, and has been continually expanded since then. The gardens have a variety of plant life, including trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns and water features. The grounds also contain two greenhouses.
As part of its 10th anniversary, Denver Botanic Gardens has come up with the concept “Glow at Night” to celebrate the blooming season of flowers and plants in the park. The first such event, “Glow at Night: Spring in the Gardens,” took place on April 19, 2011. With its success, more garden-themed events were added.
The spring includes a series of events on the park grounds and inside special venues in the Gardens. The first event was a May 10 Green Thumb Garden Tour featuring tours of the Gardens’ many greenhouses. In its eighth year, the Green Thumb Garden Tour is one of Denver’s largest, featuring both indoors and outdoors plants and gardens. In addition to flowers, it includes landscapes and other garden-style decorations.
The May 10 Birthday Celebration included a nighttime sky show, a May 11 “Glow in the Garden” workshop, and the first party at Gardens’ new Moonlight Dinner Kitchen. A $20 donation went to support the “Green Thumb” fund at St. Anthony’s Child Development Center. A $5 donation on May 10 was suggested for families who wanted to visit the park with their children during its opening hours, but who missed it because of weather or work schedules.
On May 12, Denver Botanic Gardens hosted the first-ever night-time concert at the Gardens featuring singer David Cossin performing classical, pop and jazz music in the gardens. The concert was part of a series of concerts for members on May 12 and 13. Dolce Vino offered complimentary wine pairings for the concerts.