Posted on July 6, 2016 by Krysta Cossitt
Only a short ten minute drive up Wadsworth Blvd., the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a great place to visit during the summer months. The working farm and native plant refuge is known for it’s bird watching but also hosts a lot of fun events and activities for everyone.
Entrance into Chatfield Farms is $5 per passenger vehicle but if you want to check it out for FREE, visit on July 12th or August 2nd. Thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), free days occur throughout the year (visit www.botanicgardens.org for more dates) at both the York Street and Chatfield Farms locations. Please note that the Butterflies at Chatfield will still be a paid admission.
The first annual Lavender Festival will be held July 16th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m and is FREE to all attendees. Last year, more than 800 lavender plants were planted, allowing for this family-friendly festival to take place. There will be local vendors with lavender products available for purchase. Activities and educational programs for kids and adults will be available for purchase such as hayrides, barrel train rides, face painting, lavender soap making, lavender cooking classes and much more. Musical entertainment starts at 10:30 a.m. and continues through till the end of the festival. No festival is complete without food, drinks and sweets – multiple vendors will be on-sight including Breckenridge Brewery.
The Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series is back with a great lineup. This year, Chris Isak will be performing at Chatfield Farms on August 4th. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are still available and start at $59 each. There’s even a VIP meet-in-greet ticket!
Never been to Chatfield Farms for a concert? No worries – here’s a run down of what to expect.
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Tags: 2016, Chris Isak, DBG, Denver Botanic Gardens Annual Lavender Festival, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series, SCFD, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District