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Twenty-four acres of gardens maintained for conservation, research and simple beauty. Green inside and out, the facility is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the American West, combining the vision of acclaimed designers with high horticultural standards. Children enjoy the gardens as well, with many opportunities to grow their science skills and plant knowledge for the natural world through programs, day camps, self-guided visits and Discovery Days. A family membership allows unlimited access to the Gardens and discounts to ticketed events. Satellite locations in Chatfield, and in Mount Goliath within Arapaho National Forest.