5 places to see gorgeous spring flowers in Denver
Can you tell I’m itching to get outside and plant some stuff? I’m trying to keep myself happy by starting seedlings indoors and getting ready for our own garden. But I do have a few tulips and hyacinths starting to blossom, and I can’t wait for more blooms!
Besides the flowers at our house, I wanted to share a few more places you can get your fix of spring flowers in Denver. These places are all great outdoor spaces for kids, and most of them would be fun spots to hang out with a picnic for a bit and let everyone run around and enjoy the outdoors on a warm spring day.
5 Places to See Spring Flowers In Denver
1.) Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St. , Denver
Cost: $12.50/adults, $9/children, kids 2 & under are FREE
The Botanic Gardens are a wonderful place to celebrate spring (of course!). See the early-blooming crocus and other spring bulb flowers. Make sure to spend some time in the Children’s Garden, and visit the new pixelated sculptures throughout the gardens that are meant to resemble vintage video games. If the weather is chilly, you can also visit the indoor tropical conservatory and see plants like orchids and exotic flowers that grow in much warmer climates.
2.) Hudson Gardens
6115 South Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Cost: FREE admission
3.) Washington Park
S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave., Denver
Known to locals as Wash Park, the area has two lakes, and two beautiful flower gardens, including one that’s a replica of George Washington’s gardens at Mount Vernon. The park also has two playgrounds, so bring a picnic and make a morning of it.
4.) DMNS Rose Garden
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
The Rose Garden of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, in City Park, is a lovely spot to stop and…y’know…smell the roses. Find a free day at the DMNS, or just spend the day there (even on paid days the admission isn’t too high), and take a little break to head outside to see the flowers, or to eat lunch outdoors before heading back inside.
5.) Tagawa Gardens
7711 S. Parker Road, Centennial
So yeah, this is a flower shop, not a public park or garden. But Tagawa Gardens has indoor and outdoor displays, plants, and flowers. They also have fairy garden displays and supplies that could entertain the kids for an entire visit! A great place to get your flower fix (and probably end up with one or two to take home).
Do you have a favorite place around Denver to find spring flowers?