Trips

September 11 to 23, 2020

Ireland Adventure

Co-sponsored by the Horticultural Society of Maryland & Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland

 

This is our first-ever tour of Irish Gardens, lead by noted garden designer and garden traveler Claire Jones. The trip includes 4-star hotel accommodations for 12 nights and visits to interesting cultural sites as well as some of Ireland’s most iconic gardens. This will be a great time to visit the Emerald Isle—with a splendid touch of fall color!

Some highlights of the trip include:

• Visits to Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Giant’s Causeway

• Ring of Kerry on Ireland’s fabulous coastline

• World-famous Powerscourt

• Guided tours of Dublin and the historic city walls of Londonderry

• Atrim Castle, Malahide Castle and Gardens, Mount Stewart, Rowallane Gardens, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

• National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

• National Stud & Japanese Gardens

• Jamieson Whisky tasting and tour

• Avoca Mill Village Handweavers

• Helen Dillon’s new seaside garden

• Ballymaloe Cookery School & Demonstration Gardens

• Belfast and Titanic Museums

Limited to a small group, minimum 15 – max 25.

For a complete itinerary, please contact:

Claire Jones
Jonesb1@comcast.net
443-927-6285.

Price: $4,355, not including airfare for double occupancy, and $1,115 for single supplement.

Past Trips

March-April 2020

Spring In Portugal

Portuguese gardens are famous for their integration of Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque garden design motifs to create a style distinctly their own. This trip is currently full.

 

July 2019

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW & EAST OF ENGLAND GARDEN TOUR

We traveled throughout the eastern and southern parts of England, home to some of the most fantastic gardens on the planet.

 

September 2018

SMITHSONIAN GARDENS TOUR

Guided walking tour of public gardens along the National Mall in Washington, DC.

June 2018

DELAWARE BOTANIC GARDENS AT PEPPER CREEK

Volunteer field trip to help plant the Piet Oudolf Meadow Garden at this new botanic garden on the Eastern Shore.

May – June 2018

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW, WALES & NORTHERN ENGLAND

Another opportunity to visit the Chelsea Flower Show — with visits to great gardens in London, the Cotswolds, Wales and Northern England — and more!

October 2017

GARDENS OF JAPAN

For two weeks in early Autumn, travelers enjoyed the unique pleasures of Japan: its gardens, cuisine, arts and culture.

May 2017

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW & COTSWOLDS GARDENS

Travelers will visit the famous Chelsea Flower Show and many historic and picturesque gardens in the Cotswolds.  View photos from this trip on our Facebook page.

 

September 2016

SCOTTISH GARDENS, ISLES & GLENS

Members of HSM and Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland will enjoy beautiful gardens, castles, towns and the breathtaking natural scenery of Scotland.

June 2016

A TEMPTATION OF PLANTS

The trip included three splendid gardens in the Greater Philadelphia area, two private gardens plus Chanticleer Garden, and a stop at Mostardi Nursery.

May 2015

BRANDYWINE COTTAGE BUS TRIP

Brandywine Cottage, in Downingtown, Pa., is the garden of David Culp, author of The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage.

June 2015

FRENCH GARDENS TOUR

HSM and Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland tour French gardens, including some of the most splendid and enchanting gardens along the Northwestern coast of France, including several days in Paris.