Includes transportation, admissions to Bedrock Gardens and Fuller Gardens, guided tour of Bedrock Gardens, and box lunch.
Travel to Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH, notable for its plants, design, hardscape, and sculpture. Enjoy a garden tour followed by a picnic lunch and time to explore on your own. In the afternoon, we will visit Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, NH, which features thousands of roses, formal perennial borders, and more.
Member $125, Non-member $150, includes transportation, admissions and guided tour of the Blue Garden
Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by lunch and a stroll on your own through downtown Newport. Afterward, well travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Tuesday, September 18, 2018
$4275 plus airfare, $1000 single supplement, Deposit of $1,000 due by March 12, 2018; final payment due by June 11, 2018
In the gently rolling hills and picturesque villages of Normandy are some of Europe’s most irresistibly beautiful country gardens. Our eight-day tour includes the finest French gardens from the 17th century to the present. We’ll explore public and private creations with diverse styles: opulent parterres; naturalistic meadows; walled kitchen gardens; romantic hideaways; and intimate, flower-ringed nooks.
At Giverny, we’ll marvel, as Monet did, at the play of light upon water that inspired his world-famous waterlily compositions. Le Jardin Plume will enchant us with its exquisitely shaped wave hedges surrounded by billows of colorful flowers and airy grasses. At Le Bois des Moutiers, we’ll explore the only foray into France of the famous English partnership of planting designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Edwin Lutyens. Les Jardins Agapanthe will give us a lesson in how a visionary owner creates drama with garden objects. And at Versailles, well stand in awe of the exacting formal design of one of the world’s most treasured gardens. We’ll round out our tour with six other gardens and visits to Mont Saint Michel, the village of Honfleur, and Omaha Beach.
Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham, MA
Member $50, Non-member $60, includes guided tour and box lunch
Enjoy a guided hike to some of the long-term ecological research sites at Harvard Forest and an introduction to Hemlock Hospice, a temporary art/science installation and exhibition. After a box lunch, tour the Fisher Museums historical dioramas depicting the landscape history of central New England.
Tour meets at Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA