Society of Fellows Tours 2019

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 thirty states and eleven international destinations.

Our travels in 2019 will take us to destinations rich in historic landscapes, reimagined industrial sites, vibrant contemporary designs, and new traditions in edible gardening. We will experience an array of great estates, some in private hands and others preserved as public resources, as well as colorful and very personal private gardens. Tour participants will have the opportunity to meet landscape and design professionals and gain insight into a variety of regional horticultural traditions while traveling in the company of a very special group of knowledgeable and passionate gardeners.
Napa Valley, CA
May 12 - 16, 2019

Hudson Valley, NY
June 3 - 6, 2019

Brandywine Valley of Delaware and Pennsylvania
September 16 - 19, 2019

Loire Valley, France
September 28 - October 4, 2019

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 (NY).



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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.