Regional & International Tours
Each year, Olbrich invites Botanical Society members and the public to travel to places close to home and far away. Past trips have offered the opportunity to tour other public botanical gardens or private display gardens, travel to foreign countries such as Thailand and France, try new foods, and shop at some of the best stores and plant nurseries.
Gardens of the Northwest
October 2-8, 2013
Fall is one of the best seasons to visit the Seattle-Portland area. The trip begins in Seattle with classic city sites like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly's glass works. Enjoy visits to the Washington Park Arboretum, the Japanese Garden, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, and the Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Collection. While in Portland, tour the spectacular International Rose Test Garden and the Hoyt Arboretum with nearly 1000 species of trees and shrubs. Travel off the beaten path to Porterhowse Farms, a private arboretum and display gardens showcasing a collection of over 2000 conifer species cultivated over 30+ years. An amazing dinner cruise onboard a Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, featuring stunning vista views and delicious, fresh Northwest cuisine concludes the trip. Olbrich’s Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping, will host this
Gardens of the Northwest Tour Brochure (PDF)
Per person double: $2,115
Registration deadline: July 22, 2013
Contact Burkhalter Travel at 608-833-5200 to make your reservation.
The Rumors are TRUE - Olbrich is going to Thailand! Final details for this once in a lifetime adventure will be confirmed soon! This 11-day trip through Thailand includes stops in Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Experience an excursion to the Grand Palace, a dinner cruise along Chaophaya River, the Mae Fah Luang Arboretum, an Elephant Safari, a day at the famous Flower Festival Parade, and so much more!
Contact Burkhalter Travel at 608-833-5200 to receive a brochure with final pricing and date information when available.
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