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Secret Gardens of Santa Fe, NM - Escorted by C. Colston Burrell

Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022


JUNE 14-20, 2022

Escorted by C. Colston Burrell

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 Santa Fe to explore the rich cultures, storied traditions, colorful gardens and innovative cuisine of the oldest Capital city in the United States. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe sits in the foothills at just over 7,100 feet elevation. Here you discover over 1000 years of culture, history and tradition. Visit a collection of private and public gardens including Santa Fe Botanic Garden and Georgia O'Keeffe's home at Abiquiu. Peruse the collections of modern and folk art at world-class galleries. Explore the historic city and delve into ancient and contemporary indigenous art and culture.

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.


•Airport transfers from Albuquerque Airport (ABQ) to Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

•Six nights/Seven days Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, a Four Star Hotel

•Breakfast daily

•Five lunches and three dinners

•Host throughout tour—C. Colston Burrell

•Admissions to all parks and gardens

•Guided city tour and natural history excursions

•Hotel taxes and service charges

•Gratuities to your local driver and guides


• Round trip airfare from home cities

• Meals not included in the itinerary

• Alcoholic beverages except at receptions

• Travel insurance

• Airport fees, taxes and baggage charges

• Gratuities for your tour host

• Gratuities to luggage handlers or housekeeping

• Optional sightseeing or recreational activities

• Any other items not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary

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.

To Download the Tour Brochure, click here: https://gardenandnaturetours.com/santafe/

To Make a Reservation, https://www.friendshiptours.net/group-travel
Select "Group Sign In." Enter the TOUR CODE: 22JUN14SANTAFE in the box labeled "Make a New Reservation."

Or call Barb at Friendship Tours for more information - 860-243-1630

6 Day(s) | 14 Meals


  • Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the Santa Fe Plaza
  • Go Behind Adobe Walls to tour seven private gardens
  • Take a walking tour of Historic Downtown with local guide
  • Take a guided tour of Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  • Visit Museum of International Folk Art with local guide
  • Savor dinners in fine restaurants and stunning gardens
  • Celebrate Georgia O'Keeffe with guided tours of Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio and The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Learn about high desert agriculture on a guided tour of Camino de Paz Montessori School and Farm
  • Walk in the footsteps of Ancient Puebloans at Bandelier National Historic Site




SINGLE- LAND PRICE (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR) based on 16-20 travelers



Payment Policy

$2000 per person deposit with reservation. Final payment by April 1, 2022.

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to April 1, 2022 fee of $1,000.00 pp; No refunds if canceled after April 1, 2022

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available through Travel Insured International when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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