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Trips

 

July 1 to 11, 2019

Hampton Court Flower Show & East of England Garden Tour

Co-sponsored by the Horticultural Society of Maryland and Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland—with landscape designer Claire Jones.

This year’s intensive garden tour of England starts with a bang, at the Hampton Court Flower Show! We’ll be traveling throughout the eastern and southern parts of England—a mostly rural landscape dotted with market towns, cathedrals, picturesque villages, and home to some of the most fantastic gardens on the planet. July is the perfect time to visit English gardens. Join us!

The trip runs from July 1 to July 11 and includes 4-star hotel accommodations for 10 nights.

Some highlights of the trip include:

  • Full Members Day admission to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens
  • Blooms of Bressingham Gardens
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden – includes the famous White Garden
  • East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden – bucket list for many gardeners
  • Great Dixter Gardens – gardens of the late Christopher Lloyd
  • RHS Gardens: Wakehurst and Hyde Hall
  • Sutton Hoo – Anglo-Saxon royal burial site
  • Nature River Cruise on the Norfolk Broads
  • Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens – roaming wallabies and a wonderful Dolls’ House Museums
  • Arundel Castle – restored medieval castle
  • And much more!

For details including prices and a complete itinerary, please contact Claire Jones:  Jonesb1@comcast.net or 443-927-6285; or visit https://thegardendiaries.blog/trips/

Likewise, you may view the Itinerary PDF here:  HamptonCourt-East England2019-Itinerary

 

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.