Blossoms of Light, Denver

Interactive light display throughout the Denver Botanic Gardens with sound-reactive lights, animated LED lights. Extra entertainment on selected nights. Timed tickets. Advanced purchase $15 adult, $12 child.

Getty’s Roman villa and garden, LA

The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried when Mt Vesuvius erupted in AD79, clearly made an impression on 19-year-old American J Paul Getty, soon to become an oil tycoon, when he visited Italy in 1912. Almost 60 years later he built a museum at Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles to display his collection of antiquities – a replica Roman villa, right down to the gardens. Continue reading “Getty’s Roman villa and garden, LA”