1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants takes many forms. Sometimes the connection is found through something universal like food. Sometimes it’s found through something particular like art. Other times it’s a connection through the elements that sustain plants – water and soil. Through establishing and expanding connections between varied audiences and plants – be it at our York Street or Chatfield Farms locations or elsewhere – the Gardens seeks to educate, entertain and even transform the way people think about and engage with the environment.
Denver Botanic Gardens’ teen volunteer programs provide students with both horticulture and guest engagement related experiences. Our programs offer participants a chance to explore a variety of interests and skills including, gardening, plant research, plant preservation, customer service, science communication and much more. In addition to hands-on experience, our programs also give students an insight into the types of careers within these fields.
Horticulture opportunities including garden maintenance, harvesting, weeding, and planting
Guest engagement opportunities including greeting visitors, science communication, and assisting staff during special events
Research & conservation opportunities including mounting/preserving plant specimen, plant DNA extraction, environmental-themed seminars, and using microscopes to view/interpret specimen