Society of Fellows Tours 2018

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 2018 tours, we will travel to exciting new destinations and return, after many years’ absence, to communities frequently requested by our Fellows.
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Monday, April 16 – Thursday, April 19

Highlands, Cashiers, and Lake Toxaway, NC
Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8

Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Great Island, MA
Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13

Portugal (Porto and Lisbon)
Tour #1:  Wednesday, October 10 – Thursday, October 18
Tour #2:  Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 28

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.