by adeline talbot

So I'm stretching the concept here just a bit.  Usually it's city a week, not a whole region but, honestly, I don't know how else to do justice to this glorious area of the country.  The legendary Hudson River Valley is renowned for many things, including an outstanding garden heritage.  This makes it a natural choice for the first-ever members trip being planned by The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in  June 2016.  

I recently met with John Whisnant, executive director of the Ciener Gardens, and Nancy Beaver, garden enthusiast, to discuss the itinerary for this four day trip.  We could have talked for hours and hours!  That's because the list of 'must see gardens' in the Hudson River Valley is very, very long.

Boscobel, Olana, Lyndhurst, Innisfree, Stone Crop Gardens, Storm King, Sunnyside, Caramoor, Untermeyer Gardens, Kykuit--and that's before you get to the private residential gardens.  We'll be seeing our share of those too, to be sure! So if you would like to be one of the first to know the details, including full itinerary and pricing, about this exciting trip please click on the button on the left.  

In the meantime, I do have to ask this simple question--why wait until next June to see a gorgeous garden?  The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is just down the road in Kernersville, NC.  The perfect junket from almost anywhere in Central North Carolina and very, very worth the trip!. 

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