Denver Gardens and Rocky Mountain WildflowersJune

Denver Garden Tour

Escorted by C. Colston Burrell

The mile high city of Denver is the capital of Colorado, an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Poised at the foot of the Front Range, Denver's gardens reflect the tension between plains and mountains, with elements as diverse as sweeping prairies and intricate rock gardens.

Our tour takes us to private and public gardens throughout the metro area, including the world famous Denver Botanic garden, as well as lesser-known gardens like Hudson Gardens. We will also explore innovative urban greening projects, and community food gardens.

Outside of Denver, we visit Mt. Evans, a 14,265-foot peak where nature has created a stunning rock garden. We head north out of Denver to visit gardens in Fort Collins and Boulder as well. Join us for an immersive exploration of Rocky Mountain gardens, history and culture.

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