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The Butchart Gardens, illuminated Portland Rose Parade a AAA Four Diamond resort hotel located just steps from the mansion. Everything’s coming up roses (and tulips) Who doesn’t love a great garden? According to Scott Brodsky, president of Country Heritage Tours: no one. Brodsky, who has taken groups to blooming paradises from Butchart Gardens near Victoria, British Columbia, to Middleton Place and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, says, “Including gardens on our trips is a wonderful way of incorporating the beauty and history of a region while providing a relaxing attraction that is Butchart is a feast for the senses and will provide your group with a lifetime’s worth of colorful photo memories. Summer is an especially beautiful universally appealing.” Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island exemplifies the garden at its floral best. With 55 spectacular acres, it is a fairyland of color and design. From the Sunken Garden and its rock mound and fountain to the Japanese Garden with its Himalayan blue poppies and scarlet Japanese maples, time to visit the gardens, with a number of special activities on tap from June 15 to September 15. Your group can take turns riding on one of the 30 hand- carved animals on the Rose Carousel or relax on a 45-minute boat tour explor- ing the history and wildlife of Tod Inlet and the waters of Brentwood Bay. If your Trinidad History Museum Byers-Evans House Museum Historic Homes • Heritage Gardens • Beautiful Colorado HISTORY COLORADO Community Museums Call today to book your tour! Zach Werkowitch • 719-583-0453 • 27