Bloomin’ Bus tour – Colorado Gardens, June 12-18, 2022
Day 1 Hays, KS: Our journey west begins at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical
Garden exploring seven themed gardens showcasing the beauty of the Midwestern
landscape. Visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, known for its vast art collection from
nearly every continent and culture around the globe. Overnight in Hays, KS. Dinner
Day 2 Denver, CO: Arrive in the Mile High City! Learn about the distinctive Gardens of
the West at Denver Botanical Gardens showcasing plants that thrive in Colorado’s climate.
A horticultural wonder, see water gardens and plants from all corners of the world. Unpack
for a 4-night stay. Breakfast, dinner included.
Day 3 Colorado Springs: Named the country’s “Best New Attraction” by USA Today, visit
the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Dedicated to celebrating America’s
greatest athletes and their compelling stories, the museum boasts 12 galleries, interactive
exhibits, and countless artifacts. After lunch at Edelweiss German Restaurant take a
guided tour of the one of the most photographed natural wonders in the United States,
Garden of the Gods. With its spectacular red rock formations against a backdrop of snowcapped Pikes Peak, the park is truly awesome in spring. Breakfast, lunch included.
Day 4 Denver: Join our local guide for a Denver tour including the Colorado State Capital
Building and historical highlights. Visit the Denver Art Museum, the largest art museum
between the West coast and Chicago to explore their vast collections of American Indian
art and works across the centuries and the world. In Littleton, CA, stroll through the
Hudson Gardens along nature trails with spectacular view of native wildlife, towering trees,
floral displays and more. Breakfast, dinner included.
Day 5 Vail, CO: Visit Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the world’s highest botanical garden
(8,200 feet) in beautiful Vail. See the stunning alpine botanic collections while admiring
the dedication to conserving the high mountain plants and habitat. Learn about alpine
flora, mountain environments and the history of the beautiful gardens. Free time to explore
this quaint mountain town. Breakfast, dinner included.
Day 6 Salina, KS: Bid farewell to the Rocky Mountains as we travel to Kansas. Stop in
Colby to explore the decorative arts collection at the Prairie Museum of Arts and History –
including the largest barn in Kansas! Overnight in Salina, KS. Breakfast, dinner included.
Day 7 Return Home: Before heading home, arrive at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman
Memorial Garden to view lush and diverse plant beds. See the featured local and exotic
botanicals, including some plant varieties not found elsewhere in the Midwest. Not to be
missed, this distinctive garden has playful fountains and elegant pieces by bronze sculptor
Tom Corbin. Breakfast included.
Price per person: Double occupancy $1,769.
Triple occupancy $1,549.
Single occupancy $2,299.
Carolyn Oats, Chair
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