Denver Botanic Gardens
Center for Arts Science and Education
Denver Botanic Gardens is the 5th most visited botanical garden in the United States and one of 17 to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) has been a Colorado cultural staple since their inception in the 1950s. DBC focuses on native plants and water conservation as a primary focus of the gardens. Each garden is an example of a local, Colorado ecosystems. Denver Botanic Gardens has expanded to include three locations.
As part of Denver Botanic Gardens’ Master Development Plan, significant capital improvements have been recently made. In 2008, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Welcome Pavilion was constructed and added to the campus.
Beyond the welcome center, a new parking structure, science pyramid, greenhouses, and renovation to the Bonsai pavilion have been completed. The last phase of the master plan includes construction of the Center for Science, Art, and Education (CSAE) building.
Educational materials and art collections will be stored in the building which will also include a 300 seat auditorium, library, classrooms, meeting rooms, and art galleries. The new building will be built to IECC 2015 codes and attempt a LEED Gold rating. Construction is slated to begin in 2017.