Reed Travel Features
REDDING, Conn. -- Expo Garden Tours focuses on Holland at Tulip
Time during an eight-night tour, led by garden expert Judy
She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and has
written several gardening books.
Departing on April 18, the tour begins in Amsterdam with a city
tour that includes a visit to the Floating Flower Market and the
Hortus Botanicus with its new three-climate greenhouse.
At Keufenhof, tour members will learn how plants are propagated
and cared for at the Production Greenhouse and visit the exhibition
area where more than 6 million bulbs are planted annually on this
Also during a four-night stay in Amsterdam, excursions are made
to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the Franz Roozen Nurseries, the
Hortus Bluborum with its collection of more than 100 varieties of
tulips and the Roman garden of the Castle de Haar.
Tour members then visit the Palace Het Loo for a guided garden
walk and the art exhibits at Kroller Muller Museum before
overnighting in Apeldoorn; en route the next day, the group will
call at the private garden of the Bohnenn family set on the Vecht
Three nights are spent in The Hague, with excursions to Delft
and attendance at the annual Bloemencorso flower parade -- the
Dutch answer to the rose parade -- in which hyacinths are used to
decorate miles of floats and cars.
The price is $2,999, double, and includes roundtrip air from New
York, eight nights' first class accommodations, all breakfasts, one
lunch and three dinners, all ground transportation, private garden
visits and all sightseeing, admission fees and luggage handling,
and the services of a tour manager and garden expert
For reservations, contact Expo Garden Tours at (800) 448-2685 or