Society of Fellows Tours 2017

Garden-Study Tours

Members of the Society of Fellows are eligible to travel with us to explore extraordinary gardens and historic landscapes. In recognition of their annual support, we invite Fellows to several customized garden-study tours each year. The tours showcase remarkable gardens characteristic of the region. Along the way, Fellows meet renowned horticulturists, designers, and historians. They explore local architecture, private art collections, and other cultural highlights; enjoy first-class hotels and gracious hosting in private homes; and experience behind-the-scenes tours of public museums, arboretums, and botanical gardens. Since our first tour to Portland, OR, in 1992, we have crisscrossed the nation and traveled abroad, designing over seventy tours taking us to twenty-nine states and ten international destinations.

On our 2017 tours, we will travel to exciting new destinations and return, after many years’ absence, to communities frequently requested by our Fellows.
Palm Beach and Hobe Sound, Florida
Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10

Newport, Rhode Island
Wednesday, July 12 – Thursday, July 13
Fully subscribed as of June 15. Waiting list only.

Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho
Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20
Fully subscribed as of March 22. Waiting list only.

Litchfield County, Connecticut
Monday, September 11 – Thursday, September 14
Fully subscribed as of May 11. Waiting list only.

If you would like more information on these programs or the registration process, please contact Lorraine Mahon at  or call 845.424.6500 (NY).

Garden-study tours are available to members of the Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows. For information about joining the Society of Fellows, contact Bridget Connors at or call 845.424.6500.



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Martha Stewart Living Article

Martha's opening letter in the March 2016 issue of MSL gives a wonderful endorsement of our work and includes a group photo from our Fellows tour visit to Skylands on Mount Desert Island.