Denver Botanic Gardens

Built atop the old Prospect Hill cemetery in Denver’s Cheesman Park neighborhood is the 23-acre Denver Botanic Gardens. The cemetery opened in 1858, fell into disrepair, and in 1890 it was converted into a park. Most of the bodies were relocated, but not all- former graves have been discovered here as recently as 2010.

The park has a diverse collection of attractions including a conservatory, sunken amphitheater with seasonal events, and variety of plants from around the world including native “Gardens of the West”, a bonsai pavilion, tea garden, fragrance garden, herb garden, Victorian secret garden, birds and bees walk, and much more!