Join us in July to see the finest gardens on the Emerald Isle!
Johnny Cash sang about 40 shades of green in Ireland—and it’s true, the green is incredible! But the Emerald Isle is not only green. It’s red, yellow, purple, blue, azure and a host of other fantastic colors. The gardens in Ireland are lush with vegetation sprung from a seemliness endless well of moisture and a wonderfully mild climate.
We will be exploring those lush gardens when we visit Ireland July 3-16, 2016. Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny, Cork…are home to some of the best gardens in Europe. But it’s more than just gardens–it’s the scenic richness you find on the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway and the Burren—all places we visit on this fabulous tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
But don’t forget the gardens. Here’s a sampling of what we see: the Dillon Garden, Annes Grove, the Bay Garden, Mt. Stewart, Florence Court, Ilnacullin, Ballymaloe Cookery School Garden, Powerscourt, and many more.
I am Robert McDuffie and this will be my 4th garden tour of Ireland. I am a landscape architect and Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, and I’m excited about visiting my Irish garden friends again this coming summer.
Come with us on this adventure to experience Ireland for yourself. The cost is $5050 (per person, double occupancy), and it covers non-stop airfare from Dulles to Dublin and return, lodging, guides, entrance fees, ground transportation, all breakfasts and some dinners.