A Summer Soirée Among the Flowers

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Fête des Fleurs is back and celebrating 37 years

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Each year, Denver Botanic Gardens’ highly anticipated summer soirée, the Fête des Fleurs, brings more than 500 guests to its York Street location, including some of the area’s most distinguished business and community leaders.

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The 37th annual event, taking place Friday, August 27, is no exception, although it has been reimagined for a world still returning to normal, post-pandemic.

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For 2021, the formal black-tie fundraiser goes garden party chic with a twist. A traveling cocktail hour through internationally themed gardens—including the Japanese Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion, French Le Potager, and South African Plaza—will be a refreshing experience after a year of strictly limited travel.

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This year also features seven different dining locations, each with its own unique atmosphere and special music, giving guests the opportunity to truly revel in the lush summer beauty of the Gardens.

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Prior to COVID-19 the Fête contributed nearly $400,000 to Denver Botanic Gardens’ core programs, such as children’s education, public outreach, horticulture, research and conservation.

Lizzy Morton and Becky Schaub are the co-chairs of the 37th Fête des Fleurs and G.H. Phipps is the Presenting Sponsor. Purchase tickets at botanicgardens.org.

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About Denver Botanic Gardens
Attracting more than one million annual visitors since 2014, Denver Botanic Gardens presents a wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate the connection between plants and people. In the York Street location’s compact 24 acres, horticulturists maintain over 10,000 species of plants from more than 90 countries, as well as a world-renowned tropical conservatory. The Gardens has three unique locations: York Street; Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, a 700 native plant refuge and working farm in Jefferson County; and Mount Goliath, a high altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. The Gardens also collaborates with the City of Aurora to manage educational programming at the Plains Conservation Center, featuring a variety of hands-on activities and guided explorations.

In 2018, Denver Botanic Gardens received the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Award for Garden Excellence. The annual award is given to a public garden that exemplifies the highest standards of horticultural practices. The Gardens is honored to have been selected from among approximately 500 APGA member institutions located in the U.S., Canada and 14 other countries.

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