Programs and Events

Due to the generosity of our donors and community partners, most programs and events in the Park are free. See our event calendar for more information.

Social Gardening

Wednesdays 9 am to noon

Beginning Wednesday, May 24

Under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Horticulturist volunteer gardeners help with general gardening tasks.

Yoga on the Green

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 9 am

Beginning Saturday, May 27

Photo by Bob Enever

Stories in the Garden

Fridays, June 9 – August 18, at 10:30 am

Children ages 0 to 7, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to enjoy a fun and exciting story during Storytime this summer.


Fairy Garden House Contest

Friday, June 9 at 11:30

Join us Friday, June 9 at 11:30 am immediately following Stories in the Park for the judging of the Botanic Park’s Annual Fairy Garden House contest.  Entries are due in the Trillium House by Wednesday, June 7 at 3 pm.  The contest is open to children of all ages, but one builder must be under 12 years old.

Free Guided Tours

Throughout the Summer, 10 am

In June every Friday & Sunday Beginning Friday, June 9.

Enjoy a free guided walking tour of the Yampa River Botanic Park led by Board members and volunteers. 


Lulie Crawford’s Wildflowers and Watercolors

June 13, July 18, August 8 at 10:30 am

The Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. Then the program participants paint their own wildflower watercolor masterpieces, just like Lulie!

Celebration of Life for Audrey Enever

Sunday, June 24 4 pm

A celebration of life is planned for Audrey Enever on Sunday, June 25 from 4 – 6 pm at the Botanic Park on The Green. All are invited to attend.

Music on the Green

Wednesdays, 10 am, June 28 to August 16


Bring your lawn chairs and the entire family and relax to music in the mountain air presented by Strings Music Festival.

The Garden Conservancy Open Days

Saturday, July 8

Tickets on sale May 1

Fueling America’s passion for gardens, The Garden Conservancy’s program Open Days is coming to Routt County in partnership with the Yampa River Botanic Park with five unique gardens that promise to inspire!

Piknik Theatre on the Green

Peter Pan

July 31, August 2, 8, 10 at 6 pm

The Scouts

July 30, August 1, 3, 7, 9 at 6 pm

4th annual Fall Bulb Benefit Sponsored by Mountain Valley Bank

October 5-7

Featuring a hand-picked selection of unique and remarkable bulbs that thrive in the Yampa River Valley and chosen for form, color, and fragrance and hardiness.