Denver Gardens & Rocky Mountain Wildflowers- Escorted by C. Colston Burrell
Jun 13, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Jun 13, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Friendship Tours has partnered with Garden and Nature Tours to plan exciting itineraries focused on private garden experiences and escorted by C. Colston Burrell - author, speaker, gardener.
Join Cole Burrell in an immersive exploration of Denver gardens, history and culture at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. 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 colorful perennial beds, cottage gardens, dwarf conifer collections and intricate rock and alpine gardens.
Our tour takes us to private and public gardens throughout the metro area, including the world-famous Denver Botanic Gardens, as well as private gardens including those of well-known American horticulturists Panayoti Kelaidis, Rob Proctor, Marcia Tatroe and Lauren Springer.
The gardens we visit on our tour are located within the city limits as well as all around the greater metro area. South of Denver, we visit a variety of private gardens in Colorado Springs and Castle Pines. We also spend a day visiting gardens in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
After touring 14 gardens in the metro area, we head north to visit gardens in Boulder and on to Fort Collins for two nights. Here we visit both private and public gardens, including The Gardens on Spring Creek, a city-owned botanical garden offering a diversity of native and site-adapted plants and a wealth of garden styles.
Meet Your Escort & Guide
C. Colston Burrell is a lifelong naturalist, plantsman, and gardener. He is principal of Native Landscape Design and Restoration, which specializes in blending nature and culture through artistic design. When Cole is not traveling, he is designing gardens for his clients, or tending his own 10-acre property designed to display the plants he loves while letting natural succession serve as head gardener. He shares his garden with birds, butterflies, and a wealth of amphibians. Cole escorts garden and natural history tours throughout the United States and abroad. The New World tropics are a favorite destination. He has traveled in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Argentina, as well as Europe and Japan.
MAIN TOUR INCLUSIONS
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AIR TRAVEL: Each tour has a minimum number of travelers that must be registered before the tour is a go. Once this number is reached, Friendship Tours will let you know so that you can book your airfare.
Altitude: Please be aware that Steamboat Springs & Vail are high altitude destinations (6000-8100 ft). Please check with your doctor if you have any concerns about traveling to high elevations.
On our Post Tour June 20-24, 2023, our adventure continues to the Rocky Mountain towns of Steamboat Springs & Vail, CO.
To Download the Tour Brochure, click here: https://www.gardenandnaturetours.com/denver/
To Make a Reservation, https://www.friendshiptours.net/group-travel
Select "Group Sign In." Enter the TOUR CODE: 23JUNE13DENVER in the box labeled "Make a New Reservation."
Or call Barb at Friendship Tours for more information - 860-243-1630
MAIN TOUR - DOUBLE - PER PERSON - LAND PRICE (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR) based on 18-22 travelers
MAIN TOUR - SINGLE- LAND PRICE (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR) based on 18-22 travelers
POST TOUR - DOUBLE - PER PERSON - LAND PRICE (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR) based on 16-18 travelers
POST TOUR - SINGLE- PER PERSON - LAND PRICE (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR) based on 16-18 travelers
If a passenger cancels from deposit to April 3, 2023 fee of $500.00 pp; No refunds if canceled after April 3, 2023
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