Thursday, February 3, 2011

We're Off and Traveling!

Exciting news this week!  We're off and traveling!  I am working with a local travel company even as I am writing this to you and it seems that in all likelihood my dream of taking gardeners and garden lovers like you on trips to some of the finest gardens in the world--both stateside and abroad--is finally going to come true!


We are still working on the details, but I hope that within the next few weeks we'll have an official itinerary and price for an incredible trip this fall to the Philadelphia area and the exquisite Brandywine Valley.  Destinations will include world-renowned Longwood Gardens (where yours truly was an intern 20--gasp!--years ago), Winterthur, Chanticleer and many of the other public and private gardens in the area.  We'll include some of the better garden centers and one-of-a-kind nurseries around Philadlephia, too, and trust me, I know how to pack and ship some plants.  We'll get them home, no matter where you live!

If you love gardens and you love to travel, stay tuned.  Lots more to come in the next few weeks!  In the meantime, here are a few photos from Longwood, Chanticleer and Winterthur from my last trip there in 2008 to whet your appetite.  You won't want to miss this!

The "mantel" in the Ruin at Chanticleer.


Chanticleer's incredible water garden.


Longwood's spectacular Italian water garden.


The gazebo by the pond at Longwood.  This photograph was actually part of a National Geographic Traveler spread which you can see here:  http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/brandywine-valley-road-trip/


The oval staircase inside Winterthur, also in the National Geographic Traveler feature.


And the amazing "table" inside the ruin/follie at Chanticleer.

Itineraries to Scotland, England, Italy and France are also in the works for 2012 and beyond, so tell your frieinds and neighbors and...

Get your bags packed!

2 comments:

Rainforest Gardener said...

That sounds amazing! I've always wanted to see a book about gardens around the world, since there is so much to learn from every corner of the earth. So many plants and somany cultural influences! Have fun!

Phillip said...

I would love to go. Everybody loved your talk!