Museums

The Gardens of Normandy

Gardening / Horticulture - Trip/Tour

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
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In the gently rolling hills and picturesque villages of Normandy are some of Europes most irresistibly beautiful country gardens. Our eight-day tour includes the finest French gardens from the 17th century to the present. Well explore public and private creations with diverse styles: opulent parterres; naturalistic meadows; walled kitchen gardens; romantic hideaways; and intimate, flower-ringed nooks.

At Giverny, well marvel, as Monet did, at the play of light upon water that inspired his world-famous waterlily compositions. Le Jardin Plume will enchant us with its exquisitely shaped wave hedges surrounded by billows of colorful flowers and airy grasses. At Le Bois des Moutiers, well explore the only foray into France of the famous English partnership of planting designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Edwin Lutyens. Les Jardins Agapanthe will give us a lesson in how a visionary owner creates drama with garden objects. And at Versailles, well stand in awe of the exacting formal design of one of the worlds most treasured gardens. Well round out our tour with six other gardens and visits to Mont Saint Michel, the village of Honfleur, and Omaha Beach.

Detailed itinerary will be available by the end of November.

Cost: $4275 plus airfare

Woo Pass: 1 Point

Suggested Audiences:Adult

E-mail:registrar@towerhillbg.org
Phone: 508-869-6111x124

Last Modified: November 13, 2017 at 12:01 PM

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