Travel With Denver Botanic Gardens to Mexico

Experience the flora with a fresh perspective

The cemetery is decorated with candles, marigolds and crosses. | Photo by Kathryn Scott

Denver Botanic Gardens showcases plants from all over the world. How about seeing some of them in situ in their country of origin on a trip led by Gardens staff? Take a trip with Denver Botanic Gardens to places like Egypt, France and Mexico. Experience legendary cuisine, visit historical sites, and witness natural phenomena. Coming up in October, experience Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico.

“On my first trip to Oaxaca, I couldn’t have anticipated the depth of culture, the colors, the food, the history and the energy, all shared openly by the locals,” says Dan Johnson, associate director of horticulture at the Gardens and trip host. “The streets of Oaxaca City have a blend of customs and culture that are second to none. The archeological site of Monte Alban attests to a past that spans thousands of years and includes the Zapotec, Aztec, Mixtec, and other indigenous cultures, so traditions run deep.”


Dancers swirl in the streets of Oaxaca during Dia de Los Muertos. | Photo by Kathryn Scott

Dan says the region is also one of the most botanically diverse in the world. “An excursion in any direction can delight you with pine forested mountaintops, bromeliad-covered cliffs, towering cactus and VW-sized agaves, orchids, echeverias, plumerias and thousands more.”

Take a trip with the Gardens and when you return to the Gardens themselves, experience the flora with a fresh perspective.

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