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Chatfield Farms records

Identifier: HFLA 014

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a Master Plan, a Master’s Degree thesis, and other information about the site as well as the surrounding area. All documents related to a lawsuit concerning the development of Chatfield Green Subdivision have been removed for storage with DBG Administrative collections.

These materials are currently in two separate “collections.” One is called Chatfield Arboretum and the other is called Chatfield Administrative. Chatfield Administrative contains some material that may need access restricted to staff only or may need to be discarded completely.


  • 1978-2003

Biographical / Historical

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, managed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Facilities include the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center, the historical Hildebrand Ranch, a restored 1918 dairy barn and silo, the 1874 Deer Creek Schoolhouse, 2.5 miles of nature trails and numerous wildflower gardens.
In 1978, Denver Botanic Gardens began development and maintenance of the 350-acre site acquired by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the City of Denver as an arbor and nature study area.


6.33 Linear Feet (7 containers)

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Botanic Gardens, Helen Fowler Library Archives Repository