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Trips & Travel

International Trips

The Gardens’ Center for Global Initiatives offers trips that traverse many continents.

Space is limited for all trips.


The North Remembered: An Adventure in Northern England and Scotland – Gardens, Castles and the Wilds

April 10-21, 2024  

Join Gardens’ CEO Brian Vogt on this exploration of the history and natural beauty of Northern England and Scotland. The trip begins in Manchester, spending the first night in beautiful Baslow. Then on to York, the most haunted place in Europe, or so they say. On the way, a stop at Chatsworth House and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Four nights in the magical Lake District of England, visiting gardens, walking in the hills and taking a cruise on Lake Windermere, will be followed by three nights in Edinburgh. Visits in and around Scotland’s capital will include Rosslyn Chapel, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and – of course – the Royal Botanic Garden.

Itinerary for The North Remembered and Register

Price: $6,990 per person, double occupancy. Single room supplement: $1,990

Register: Call Thalassa Journeys at 866-633-3611.  


Magical Mexico: When Wine Meets Art

Aug. 10-16, 2024 

In the Mexican cities of Querétaro and San Miguel de Allende, wine and art converge in August – the time when the annual harvest in one of Mexico’s most exciting wine regions coincides with San Miguel de Allende’s Arts Festival. Join us for a sensory experience that combines the flavors of fine wine with the visual beauty of art in a region rich in history and culture. This trip is hosted by Denver Botanic Gardens’ Yvonne Garcia Bardwell, associate director of community relations.

Itinerary for Magical Mexico and Register

Price: $4,275 per person double occupancy. Single room supplement: $875

Register: Call Reefs to Rockies at 303-860-6045 or email for more information about this trip


Botanical Wonders of Eastern Turkey

Pre-tour: May 8-11, 2025
Main Tour: May 11-21, 2025

Explore the steppes of Turkey with Curator of Steppe Collections Mike Bone and renowned plantsman Christopher Gardener. Turkey is at a convergence of two different floristic regions, the Mediterranean and the steppes of Asia. The result is an incredibly diverse plant palette.

Begin in Cappadocia with its ancient cultural and geological wonders and floral treasures. Then explore the montane steppe in eastern Turkey, where many transition zones give rise to wildflower displays. On the main portion of the trip, travel through Turkic villages and explore mountains and fertile valleys in search of natural wonders.

The tour is 14 days and the experience of a lifetime. Travel a portion of the ancient Silk Road where steppe, sea and mountain converge.

Itinerary for Botanical Wonders of Eastern Turkey and Register

Price for Pre-tour: $1,240 per person, double occupancy. Single room supplement: $300*
Price for Main Tour: $3,725 per person, double occupancy. Single room supplement: $600*
*For anyone joining both tours the combined single supplement is $800


The Gardens has several future trips in development, with destinations including Japan, Patagonia, New Zealand and India. If you would like more information on these trips, have general inquiries or would like to be added to a wait list for a sold-out trip (when possible), please contact


National & Local

Join the Gardens’ experts on trips in Colorado and across the country. Some regional trips are in the pipeline. Check back for updates or contact to express interest.


Coastal Carolinas’ Savage Gardens and Botanical Hotspots

May 25-29, 2024

People have long been drawn to the unique and bizarre nature of carnivorous plants. The coastal Carolinas are the only place where Venus flytraps can be found in the wild. This is one of the country’s best regions to observe a diversity of carnivorous plants in their natural habitat. Join us in May along with a local botanist and horticulturists for an unforgettable trip to the coastal Carolinas to delve into the unique world of carnivorous plants and explore the stunningly beautiful ecology of coastal saltmarshes, ancient bald cypress swamps and culturally rich Charleston, South Carolina.

Itinerary for Coastal Carolinas and Register

Price: $2,995 per person double occupancy. Single room supplement: $505

Register: Call Reefs to Rockies at 303-860-6045 or email for more information about this trip.

Past International Travel

Travel Talk: Greece

Travel Talk: China

Travel Talk: New Zealand

Travel Talk: Tibet

Travel Talk: Georgia (Eastern Europe)

Travel Talk: Central Asia

Travel Talk: Turkey

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