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Top Spots To See Flowers This Spring In Denver

March 9, 2013 12:01 AM

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From romantic spring strolls through gardens to creating your own private botanical escape in your back yard, spring brings with it fragrant blossoms and vibrant colors around the state. With unexpected flower power, some hidden escapes within the city and well-known destinations of manicured flowerbeds make for excellent spring flower viewing. We bring you the top spots to see flowers this spring in Denver.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3500
www.botanicgardens.org

Lauded for its fantastic flowerbeds, world-class art exhibits and an orchid collection to rival any in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is a must for those seeking beautiful blooms this spring. Great for the whole family year-round, the outdoor and indoor spaces are enchanting and ever changing. Stop by the Monet Café for a scenic lunch or try a session of Kundalini Yoga at the gardens for experiences you’ll never forget.

Related: Top Wildflower Viewing in Colorado’s Mountains

Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 797-8565
www.hudsongardens.org

From concerts to educational seminars and oak groves to a chocolate garden, Hudson Gardens is a prime place for spring flowers. Offering a beekeeping series of classes, Hudson Gardens has unique educational opportunities as well as beautiful flora and fauna. Drum Circles are also a great way to experience community, music and spring flowers alike in these beautiful gardens.

Elitch Gardens
2000 Elitch Circle
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 595-4386
www.elitchgardens.com

For flower enthusiasts who also like to hop on a roller coaster or take a dip in a wave pool, Elitch Gardens is located in the heart of the city. Originally located in the Highlands neighborhood, Elitch has a history of floral excellence. Viewing the sprawling grounds from high above the park in the Ferris wheel or observation tower, the hanging plants, topiaries and manicured flower beds are beautiful accents to the adventure theme park.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Rose Gardens
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 370-6000
www.dmns.org

Located in City Park, this quiet rose garden is a far cry from the looping roller coasters and enthusiastically screaming participants at Elitch Gardens. Complete with a fun air jet water feature, the gardens are home to a wide variety roses. Popular for photo ops including everything from family photos to wedding pictures, the Museum’s Rose Gardens are a real treasure of City Park.

Chad Chisholm is an avid globetrotter and brings the best of travel secrets and expert insights to his readership. A Denver-based travel writer and photographer, Chad’s travels have taken him to five of the seven continents in a passionate love affair with the world of travel and the outdoors. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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