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Regional & International Tours

Each year, Olbrich invites Botanical Society members and the public to travel to places close to home and far away. Try new foods, see the sights, and shop at some of the best stores and plant nurseries.

regional Tour

Texas Wildflowers

April 18-24, 2023

Texas Hill Country comes alive each spring with blankets of bluebonnets, Texas Indian paintbrush, pink evening primrose, and more. Explore the region’s best wildflowers during season’s peak, while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the trendy cities of Austin and San Antonio.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sage Light ShowThe Saga - the history of San Antonio projected onto the San Fernando Cathedral. (1st photo -credit: Kathleen Maca)
  • The Alamo -historic buildings, priceless artifacts, dramatic living history, and peaceful gardens.
  • Go “beyond the fences” at one of San Antonio’s spectacular private gardens followed by a boat tour for a relaxing and unique look at the San Antonio Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower CenterRiver.
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin as it highlights its research, plant conservation, and landscape restoration. (2nd photo - credit: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)
  • The Waterloo Greenway - a newly developed Urban Ecosystem in the heart of downtown Austin. (3rd photo: Waterloo Greenway)
  • Zilker Botanical Gardens - panoramic views of Waterloo Greenwaydowntown and uniquely themed landscapes featuring thousands of native and cultivated plants.

Price Per Person:

Double $1,977 - Single $2,575

Pre/Post Hotel: $248/Night

Tour pricing includes:

Tour leader - Olbrich's Director, Tanya Zastrow

Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service

Free bottled water on coach

Quality Accommodations Night 1-3: Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Nights 4-5: Best Western, Austin City Hotel

Night 6: Hampton Inn, Fredericksburg

(11) meals

Donation ($100) in support of Olbrich Botanical Gardens

For the full itinerary visit: Texas Wildflowers

Bookings contact:

Country Travel DISCOVERIES
13416 Watertown Plank Rd. Ste 200

Elm Grove, WI 53122

855-744-8747 | 262-923-8120


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regional Tour

New York's Botanical Gardens

September 7-11, 2023

Experience the beauty and history of the Big Apple’s prize-winning gardens including the Central Park Conservatory, Untermyer Gardens, High Line, and New York Botanic Gardens!

 

The HIGHLIGHTS -

  • The High Line - an elevated linear greenway created on a former New York Central Railroad inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew wild for 25 years after the train service concluded.
  • Little Island - a new vibrant park where visitors can experience nature and art in a unique urban oasis on the Hudson River.

  • Chelsea Market - located in the heart of New York City’s Meatpacking District, this iconic culinary destination is considered one of the greatest indoor food and retail marketplaces in the world today.

  • Brooklyn Grange - the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US, promoting sustainable urban living.
  • Untermyer Gardens – 43-acre, historic Conservancy showcases exuberant horticulture in the magnificent landscape designed by Welles Bosworth in 1916.
  • Wave Hill - public garden in the northwest Bronx along the Hudson River, with flower gardens, alpine house, greenhouses, and cultural center.
  • Central Park Conservatory - Known for its horticultural excellence, the park is comprised of three spaces: a French-style North Garden, an Italianate Center Garden, and an English-style South Garden.
  • New York Botanical Garden - – this 250-acre garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark encompassing 50 specialty gardens and collections comprised of more than one million plants.
  • The Cloisters, also known as the Met Cloisters, is a museum situated in Fort Tryon Park, which specializes in European medieval art and architecture.
 

Price Per Person:
Double $2,697 - Single $3,045

Pre/Post Hotel: $408/Night

Tour pricing includes:

  • Tour leader - Olbrich's Herb, Woodland & Pond Garden Horticulturist, Erin Presley
  • Welcome reception
  • Quality Accommodations at the Hotel Beacon, New York City, NY
  • (10) meals
  • Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
  • 24-hour emergency call service
  • Free bottled water on coach
  • Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
  • Donation ($100) in support of Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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For the full itinerary visit: New York's Botanical Gardens

Bookings contact:

Country Travel DISCOVERIES
13416 Watertown Plank Rd. Ste 200

Elm Grove, WI 53122

855-744-8747 | 262-923-8120

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