Fête des Fleurs Helps Denver Botanic Gardens Flourish

The summer soiree is a spectacular evening of dinner, drinks and dancing to support one of Denver’s cultural gems.
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All Photography Courtesy Denver Botanic Gardens

At the close of summer, Denver Botanic Gardens’ biggest party of the year, the Fête des Fleurs, brings more than 600 guests to the 24-acre urban oasis, including some of the area’s most distinguished business and community leaders. The 39th annual event takes place Friday, August 25.

The evening opens with a traveling cocktail reception through fragrant gardens bursting with color. During this time, guests can mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while taking in the stunning garden displays. The formal dinner takes place across six different exceptional dining locations, each with its own unique atmosphere and special music, giving guests the opportunity to truly revel in the lush beauty of the Gardens. Locations include the fragrant Romantic Gardens, grand UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent, the Renaissance-inspired Orangery, among others. After dinner, dancing and dessert take place in the Schlessman Family Atrium of the Freyer – Newman Center for Science, Art and Education.

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The Fête des Fleurs is an important fundraiser for the Gardens, contributing over $500,000 annually to support core programs such as children’s education, public outreach, horticulture, research and conservation. 

Mareill Kiernan and Lindsay Morton Gaiser are the co-chairs of the 39th Fête des Fleurs and G.H. Phipps is the Presenting Sponsor and Andrisen Morton and Polestar Denver are Supporting Sponsors. 

To attend the 39th Fête des Fleurs purchase tickets at botanicgardens.org.

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About Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the top botanic gardens in the nation and a pioneer in water conservation. A wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate the connection between plants and people are showcased at the York Street location’s campus. Horticulturists maintain more than 10,000 species of plants from more than 90 countries, as well as the world-renowned Boettcher Memorial 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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