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, Beginning May 18 at 9 am

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Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, May 19, 11 am

Informative meeting of Friends of the Botanic Park. Learn how you can become a volunteer.

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Yoga on the Green

Beginning May 28, 9 to 10 am

Yoga on the Green is held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 – 10 am throughout the summer, weather permitting.  Meet on the Green.

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1st Annual Spring Plant Benefit

Friday, June 3, 10 am to 2 pm, Members Only; 2 to 4 pm, Open to the Public

Saturday, June 4, 11 am to 2 pm

 The Spring Plant Benefit will feature perennials appropriate for mountain regions including pollinator-friendly plants, natives, specialty alpines, and other garden favorites.

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Free Guided Tours

Fridays & Sundays, June 10 to October 14, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Enjoy a free guided walking tour of the Yampa River Botanic Park.

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Fairy Garden House Contest

Friday, June 10, Noon

Children create Fairy Garden Houses and enter them into the contest for a chance to win fun prizes.  The houses are on display in the Fairy Garden Village throughout the summer.  Free.

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Fridays, beginning June 10, 10:30 am

Storytime will be featured every Friday at 10:30 am.  Free.

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Lulie’s Wildflowers and Watercolors

June 22, July 22 & August 11

As a tribute to local pioneer artist Lulie Crawford, the Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. 

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2nd Annual Passport Through the Botanic Park

Saturday, June 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The Yampa River Botanic Park is hosting its 2nd annual gala, Passport Through the Botanic Park Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 5 pm. Reservations will be online June 1.

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“Preparing for Passport” is by local watercolor and oil paint artist Carole McDermott.

Music on the Green

Wednesdays, June 29 – August 17, 10 a.m.

The Yampa River Botanic Park is pleased to partner with Strings Music Festival to offer this summer series. Free.

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Piknik Theatre Outdoors in the Botanic Park

July 24-28 & July 31; Aug. 1-4 at 6 p.m.

Piknik Theatre returns to the Yampa River Botanic Park this summer Sunday through Thursday for Free performances on the Green. Showtimes are at 6 p.m. and are about one hour. Free.

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Meditation with the Monks

Sunday, August 14, 8:30 to 9:30 am

Guided meditation led by the Drepung Loseling monks on the Green. Free

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Annual Meeting

Sunday, September 18, 5 to 7 pm

The Yampa River Botanic Park’s Annual Meeting and Celebration to honor our members, volunteers, and donors. Invitation only.

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3rd Annual Fall Bulb & Peony Benefit

October 6 – 8

The Yampa River Botanic Park is hosting its 3rd annual Bulb & Peony Benefit October 6 – 8 on the Trillium House patio.  

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