MNLA's Landscape Design Tour 2023


LOCATION: Denver & Vail, Colorado

Sponsored by: MHI/RPS logo


Join MNLA for an unforgettable tour of the gardens and landscapes of Denver and Vail. The tour will include a visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Betty Ford Alpine Garden - the highest elevation botanical garden in North America. We will also visit exclusive private gardens in the Metro Denver area.

Tentative Itinerary:
Wednesday, September 13
The day will begin at 1:00pm MST to allow for morning travel from Michigan. The tour will depart from the host hotel, where luggage will be stored for our group, as check-in does not begin until 4:00pm MST. Our first stop will be Denver Botanic Gardens, which, since its founding in 1951, has quickly grown to become one of America's most-visited botanic gardens. Once the Gardens close at 4:00pm, we will view other sites in Denver affiliated with the DBG. We'll end the day back at the hotel at 7:00pm, for dinner on your own.

Thursday, September 14
We will get an early start, departing from the hotel at 7:00am and enjoying breakfast on the bus and discussion of the previous day's sties as we head into the mountains. Our stops will include a tour of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens - the highest elevation botanical garden in North America - as well as inspiring residential and commercial landscapes of the Vail area.

Friday, September 15
We will visit exemplary landscape projects in the Denver Metro Area for the entirety of the day, hosted by multiple prominent landscape design/build firms. Following our tour, Designs by Sundown will host our group for a happy hour at their facility at 5:00pm.

MNLA members: $599
Non-members: $749

The registration fee includes transportation from the hotel to the various tour stops each day, entrance fees into the gardens, guided tours, and some meals. It does NOT include travel to and from Denver or hotel reservations.

Hotel Information: Contact Emily for Hotel information. (517) 381-0437