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**Due to the Covid 19 Virus, this event has been postponed**

Upcoming Trips

The Master Gardener Society of Oakland County invites you to join us as we travel to Southeastern Pennsylvania for our 20th Anniversary Garden Tour.

With a tradition of horticulture going back 300 years, the Greater Philadelphia region is referred to as “America’s Garden Capital of the U.S.”  Spend your days strolling through magnificent, premier gardens and arboretums.  There are more famous public gardens, arboreta and historic landscapes in the region than anywhere else in North America.

One of the famous gardens on our itinerary is Longwood Gardens which began as a humble Quaker farm to becoming one of the premier gardens of the world.  Longwood Gardens’ 1,083-acres showcases formal and informal gardens, fountains, a meadow and farmhouse, and a grand 4-acre conservatory.  Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps Conservatory, encompassing 15-acres including a 14-room glass house.  Chanticleer, known as a “pleasure garden”, is a 48-acre botanical garden built on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate. Winterthur gardens are one of the last of the original “wild gardens”.  The wild garden concept is built around the idea of gardening on a broad scale, “placing perfectly hardy exotic plants under conditions where they will thrive.”  The woodland gardens at the Mt. Cuba Center produce some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the mid-Atlantic region.  Additional venues will be announced for our visit to the area.

Have fun making new friends, reuniting with past travel companions, and talking “plants” with like-minded people.  You do not have to be a Master Gardener to participate, but if you are, you will earn Master Gardener Continuing Education hours.  There will truly be something for everyone and, you would NEVER do and see this much on your own! 

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What's Included

Transportation by luxury motor coach
  • Four days touring and three nights hotel (downtown Lancaster, PA)
  • Breakfast each day and other meals as determined
  • Admission to all gardens and venues we visit
Movies, fun games, prizes, opportunities to shop for plants and garden art, and evening free time to explore local restaurants and attractions. 

Cost

Estimated cost is $575-$625 per person, double occupancy, with an up-charge for single occupancy.  A deposit of $150 is required to reserve a place.

If you have questions, please email Sue Williams, Trip Leader, Committee Chair Trips and Tours, at swillabee@hotmail.com.

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Past Tours

2001

Michigan

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm

2001

2002

Illinois and Indiana

Chicago Botanical Garden, Hidden Lake Gardens and Shipshewana

2002

2003

Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton and Niagara Falls

2003

2004

Ohio

Holden Arboretum, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Gardens and Put-in-Bay

2004

2005

Michigan

Frederik Meijer Gardens, Dow Gardens, Grand Hotel Gardens and Lilac Festival Mackinac Island

2005

2006

Toronto

Shakespeare Gardens, Stratford; Toronto Islands Cottage Gardens, Laura Grant’s Garden and Blue Man Group

2006

2007

Illinois & Michigan

Cantiny Gardens, Chicago Botanical Garden, Morton Arboretum, Evanstan and Fernwood Botanical Gardens

2007

2008

Indiana

Oakhurst Gardens, Carolee’s Herb Garden, Shipshewana, Amish Acres and Intl. Friendship Garden

2008

2009

Ohio

Franklin Park Conservatory, Park of Roses, Topiary Garden, German Village Home and Garden Tour and Schedel Arboretum

2009

2010

Pittsburgh, PA.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, Phipp’s Conservatory, local celebrity Doug Oster’s garden and neighbor’s Japanese garden, Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Sandhill Berry Farm and Greendance Winery, Duquesne Incline, Stan Hywet Gardens, Fellows-Riverside Gardens, National Aviary, Rodef Shalom Biblical Garden and Naturally Native Nursery.

2010

2011

Bruce Peninsula

Canada. Private rural gardens, waterfalls and wine.

2011

2012

Philadelphia

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Morris Arboretum and Bertram’s Garden with an appearance by John Bertram.

2012

2013

Ohio/Kentucky

Private conifer garden, Wegerzyn Gardens, Krohn Conservatory, Yew-Dell Gardens and Spring Grove Cemetery.

2013

2014

St. Louis, Missouri

2014

2015

Illinois

Chicago Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee and more

2015

2016

Cleveland, Ohio

Toledo Botanical Garden, Schedel Arboretum, Schoepfle Garden, Clevand Botanical Garden, Lakeview Cemetery, Holden Arboretum

2016

2017

Louisville, KY

2017

2018

New York, USA

Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

2018

2019

Wisconsin

19th Annual Bus Trip to Madison, Wisconsin, the City of Lakes

2019
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