Monday – July 6, 2015 – TOUR IS FULL!
You will not want to miss this day tour to one of the world’s top garden attractions, the Montreal Botanic Gardens. Leaving the Horticulture Research Center in So. Burlington at 8am, returning around 7pm, we’ll travel in a Premier luxury coach. This tour is sponsored by Green Works, the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association, with collaboration from UVM Extension.
Refreshments will be served going and coming, and the videos on the bus will give you an overview of these gardens—among the largest in the world—at various seasons, and showcase other gardens on the way back. The tour price includes admission to the greenhouse conservatories, gardens, and Insectarium (celebrating its 25th anniversary), and includes an optional hour guided tour. In addition to the spectacular Chinese garden and Penjing, modernistic Japanese garden and bonsai collection, there are many specialty gardens such as rock garden, perennials, roses, design ideas, trees and shrubs. The 11 greenhouses have changing seasonal displays, and extensive collections of plants such as orchids, begonias (newly renovated), ferns and cacti. This tour is timed for the usual bloom time of the thousands of roses, many perennials, and mass displays of annual flowers coming into bloom.
Lunch may be purchased at the gardens, or you may bring your own. Keep in mind the mileage alone (figured at the federal rate) if you drove would be more than the total price of this tour, would entail dealing with Montreal traffic, and wouldn’t even include parking and gardens admission, as well as the chance to meet and learn from others with garden interests, and learn some of the latest research and updates from UVM –all part of this tour.
Any family or friends interested in joining you? Send in your registration NOW in order to guarantee seats on this relaxing, comfortable and educational tour which usually sells out early. Register early for a discount.
Required for border crossing will be one of the following: U.S. passport, passport card, or Enhanced Drivers License. If you need to obtain one of these, please allow at least 4 to 6 weeks, less for the license.
The cost of the tour is $69 per person ($79 per person for anyone after May 15 and $59 per person prior to March 27; or $59 per Green Works members and Vermont Master Gardeners prior to May 15). Tour cost includes luxury motor coach, refreshments throughout the trip, drive gratuity, admission, and option of a guided tour. Confirmation and further details will be provided prior to the trip.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 802-656-2630 by May 30, so we may assist you. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.
TO REGISTER AND PAY:
Return registrations and payment by June 19, 2015 to: Kristina MacKulin/VNLA, PO Box 92, N. Ferrisburgh, VT 05473 (802-425-5117). Questions? email@example.com