A half-million LED lights blossom at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Mark Harden
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 12/1/22

During the warm months, Denver Botanic Gardens’ 23-acre York Street campus, next to Cheesman Park, blazes with colorful flowers and plants. Over the holidays, the color is provided by an estimated …

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A half-million LED lights blossom at the Denver Botanic Gardens

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During the warm months, Denver Botanic Gardens’ 23-acre York Street campus, next to Cheesman Park, blazes with colorful flowers and plants. Over the holidays, the color is provided by an estimated half-million LED lights.

An annual tradition since 1988, Blossoms of Light heralds the holiday season with dazzling color at every turn of the gardens’ paths. It takes months to install the lights using poles, lifts, climbing harnesses, waders and cherry-picker buckets. Each year, a few new lighting arrangements are added, while many favorite displays return.

Blossoms of Light opened for the season Nov. 18, and runs nightly from 4:30 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 7, except on Nov. 24 and Dec. 25. It’s the gardens’ most popular attraction each year, so it’s wise to plan ahead if you hope to enjoy the spectacle.

Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; they are not sold onsite. For the general public, tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for ages 65 and older, $20 for children ages 3-15, and free for children 2 and under. Botanic Gardens members get a $3 discount. The event is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers but icy conditions may exist.

And the Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms campus in Jefferson County offers its own holiday display, Trail of Lights.

Denver Botanic Gardens, Blossoms of Light, holiday events, Denver

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