Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory 30th Anniversary Campaign

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.

International Tour

Cabot TrailNova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

August 14-21, 2022 - rescheduled dates

From rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to wildlife-filled bays and peaceful coves, Nova Scotia's beauty beckons.

Featured on this unique tour:

  • Cabot Trail, one the world’s most scenic drives on Cape Breton Island
  • Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, a preservation area famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile
  • The Halifax Public Garden, the oldest Victorian-style garden in North America
  • Hopewell Rocks, sandstone formations carved by time and tide in the Bay of Fundy
  • Tangled GardenTangled Garden, five acres of gardens including a flowering labyrinth, plus a shop offering small batch jams, vinegars, oils, and cordials made with fresh herbs from the gardens and fruits from local Annapolis Valley farms
  • Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, explore a plant collection divided into nine unique habitats found in the Acadian Forest Region.
  • Prince Edward Island, known as "Garden of the Gulf", referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands, also home of Anne of Green Gables
  • Vesey’s Seed, offers seasonal bulbs, flower, vegetable, fruit, and herb seeds. Every variety available in the catalog has been carefully tested at the Vesey's 40-acre research farm.

Per Person

$3,197 Double; $3,745 Single

Received free air up to $500 per person - if you book by Feb 28, 2022
Depart/Return: Halifax, NS

Tour pricing includes:

  • Tour leader - Olbrich's Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping
  • Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service
  • Free bottled water on coach
  • Quality Accommodations
    • Night 1: Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport
    • Nights 2-3: Lynwood Inn, Baddeck
    • Nights 4-5: Hotel on Pownal, Charlottetown, PEI
    • Nights 6-7: Barrington Hotel, Halifax
  • (13) meals
  • Donation ($100) in support of Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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For the full itinerary visit:

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Garden Getaway 2022


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International Tour

2022 FloriadeFloriade 2022...and more!

September 1-12, 2022

 

A RARE OCCASION - Held every ten year in the Netherlands, the 2022 Floriade Expo celebrates the theme “Growing Green Cities” with 40 inspiring country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, colorful displays, horticultural experts and more!

This international trip also includes - a Rhine River Cruise, a variety of gardens tours, a visit to the historic windmills of the Netherlands, legendary castles and Michelin-rated dining experiences!

The HIGHLIGHTS -

  • HORTVS Peter Janke’s Garden - Hortvs (Latin for “garden”) featuring ancient oaks and beech trees, a water garden with three natural ponds, and a gravel and woodland garden
  • Legendary Westphalian Water Castles - a string of palatial fortifications mostly surrounded by water protected the dominions of powerful lords in the medieval and Renaissance periodsWater Castle
  • Jardin de Wilz Gardens - artistically laid-out watercourses, generously proportioned terraced ponds, flower beds, and stone fields.
  • Hermannshof Weinheim Garden - established over 200 years ago, this garden cultivates about 2500 taxa arranged in naturalistic plantings and contains a number of notable trees, including specimens of Platanus orientalis and Platanus hispanica that are over 230 years old!

Hermannshof Garden

 

Price Per Person:
Double $4,797 - Single $5,215

Pre/Post Hotel: $188/Night

Tour pricing includes:

  • Tour leader - Olbrich's Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping
  • Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service
  • Free bottled water on coach
  • Quality Accommodations
    • Night 2: Hotel Am Zault, Dusseldorf, Germany
      Nights 3-4: Hotel Alte Mark, Hamm, Germany
      Nights 5-8: Best Western Plus Plaza Almere, Netherlands
      Night 9: Hotel NH, Maastricht, Netherlands
      Night 10: Park Inn by Radisson Luxembourg City Hotel
      Night 11: Hotel Hollander Hof, Heidelberg, Germany
  • (20) meals
  • Donation ($100) in support of Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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For the full itinerary visit: Floriade 2022 and More!

Bookings contact:

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13416 Watertown Plank Rd. Ste 200

Elm Grove, WI 53122

855-744-8747 | 262-923-8120

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