Trips and Tour

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Where We Traveled in 2022

Domestic Trip - Virginia Garden Tour

The Virginia Garden Tour was May 16-20, 2022 and we traveled to Virginia Beach and Richmond. In Virginia Beach we toured the Norfolk Botanical Gardens and we visited private gardens in and around Virginia Beach. From Virginia Beach we headed to Richmond. From there we visited private gardens, made a visit to Brent and Becky’s bulbs and a tour of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. 

We stopped at Rare and Unusual Perennials in Mechanicsville, VA on our way home.

Day Trip - Ladew Topiary Garden and Putnam Hill Nursery

Day trip to Ladew Topiary Gardens and a garden shopping visit to Putman Hill Nursery was June 13, 2022. The day included a guided house and garden tour at Ladew followed by a box lunch in the gardens.  

Bus trip wouldn't have been complete without a garden nursery stop at Putnam Hill Nursery in Forest Hill, MD.  

International Trip 

International Trip to Devon and Cornwall was July 22-30, 2022. We assembled at Heathrow on July 22, 2022, for a nine-day tour of the west country.

 

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Greater Hartford Garden Trip

 

About Our Trips

One of our most popular offerings are guided tours of exceptional gardens in in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond.  In North America we have traveled up and down the East Coast, from Montreal to Charleston, and west to Ohio. Overseas we have traveled often to the UK, and also to Belgium, France, Italy and Morocco.

Click here to see some of our previous destinations.

Tours are planned and led by HPS/MAG tour coordinators, with emphasis on visiting unique private gardens that are not generally accessible to US travelers. The tour package typically includes double accommodations, motor coach and guide, entrance fees, tour gratuities, many meals, and often a wine and cheese reception on the first night. Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the starting point of the tour, some meals, travel insurance and incidentals.

When travelling outside the US, we partner with well known travel agencies who specialize in garden tours, such as Brightwater Tours, and Susan Worner Tours, and we are frequently accompanied by a horticulturalist who is knowledgeable of local plants.

Tours are open exclusively to HPS/MAG members; non-members who would like to travel with us are welcome to join HPS and sign up! Many trips fill quickly; watch the newsletter and website for sign up dates.