(Photo Credit: Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens)

Since we’re saying goodbye to summer welcoming fall, I thought it would be fun to offer glimpses of a couple of garden/patio party ideas.

The theme for the Denver Botanic Gardens’ 2013 Fête des Fleurs was "Colorburst: Celebrating Art in Nature." The black-tie gala was held in August and contributes more than $200,000 each year to the Gardens’ Annual Fund. The nonprofit organization relies on gifts and fundraising proceeds to help support its education, research, conservation and community outreach programs.

Combine the effervescent goodness of butterflies and sparkling wine and it’s hard to keep people away from Butterflies & Bubbly at the Butterfly Pavilion. This memorable June evening began with guided sunset strolls through the tropical rainforest before gathering on the patio adorned with centerpiece flowers carefully selected from the gardens by the on-site horticulture team. A tasting of sparkling wines was paired with hand-picked specialty cheeses and dinner.

Post photos from any outdoor neat fall outdoor gatherings, preferably corporate, nonprofit or association related on our Facebook Page.

Beth Buehler
Colorado Meetings + Events

Uncharted Society works with outfitters across the globe to give groups and individuals the opportunity to try motorsports on BRP-certified vehicles. Teams can bond in some of the nation’s most beautiful spots on a wide range of nature tours offered on land, snow, and sea. Check out these three examples from Colorado and Utah. 


Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property. 


With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.