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Centennial Gardens, situated on Boulevard Speyer and South Platte River, blends the formal nature of the French garden with the drought resistant plant varieties of Colorado to provide a calm haven in the center of the city. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that nobody ever visits it.

A rumor has it that the Denver Botanical Gardens, which were constructed by Centennial Gardens at the invitation of the ex-mayor of Wellington Webb and contain an area of five acres, are thinking about shutting down the gardens. Although the entrance to the Centennial Gardens is complimentary, the absence of guests makes the Botanical Gardens believe there may be some way better to make use of its facilities. Hopefully, the gossip is false. We want more, not less parks and public facilities in the city center, and it would be a paradox to let anything as unique as the Centennial Gardens.

Partially the issue with visiting is most probably related to the position of the garden. Although it is encircled by such famous sights as the Elite Gardens, the Downtown Aquarium, REI and the Pepsi Center, it is quite easy to overlook from the raised Spear Boulevard and can only be seen from the section of Little Raven Street, which functions mainly as a parking gate for Elite Gardens. It is possible that one day, if these parking lots are changed into multifunctional ones, the gardens will appear to be less secluded.

Thursday
  • 5AM–11PM
Friday
  • 5AM–11PM
Saturday
  • 5AM–11PM
Sunday
  • 5AM–11PM
Monday
  • 5AM–11PM
Tuesday
  • 5AM–11PM
Wednesday
  • 5AM–11PM

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