Member $125, Non-member $150, includes deluxe motor coach, admissions and guided tours, and buffet lunch
Tour the historic Lyman Estate mansion and greenhouses at the peak of Camellia bloom. Enjoy a buffet lunch followed by a guided tour of Harvards unique and newly renovated Glass Flowers exhibit. Registration deadline February 23, 2018. No cancellations after February 23, 2018.
Member $875, Non-member $935, per person, double/triple occupancy, $240 single supplement Includes motor coach transportation, 3 nights hotel, tours and admissions, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, and 1 box lunch. $300 deposit due by February 9
Get a head start on spring as we travel south to some of the many gardens in our nations capitol, with a stop on the way at the unique Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ. Visit the US National Arboretum and U.S. Botanic Garden, along with Hillwood Estates, Museum & Gardens, the former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and art collector Marjorie Merriweather Post.
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.