The Fantastic Fête des Fleurs

Join Denver Botanic Gardens for their 38th annual event on Friday, August 26
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Photos courtesy Denver Botanic Gardens © Scott Dressel-Martin

Each year Denver Botanic Gardens’ highly anticipated summer soiree, 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. The 38th annual event taking place Friday, August 26 is no exception.

A traveling cocktail hour takes guests through summer gardens in peak splendor. Guests can mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres along the path. This year also features six different 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 and the Renaissance-inspired Orangery, among others. After dinner, dancing and dessert take place in the Freyer– Newman Center, which opened in 2020.

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The black-tie event is an important fundraiser for the Gardens, contributing nearly $350,000 annually to support core programs such as children’s education, public outreach, horticulture, research and conservation.

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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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