Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recorded Webinar for "Gardens and Villas" Tour

If you missed the webinar full of information about:
- Collette Vacations
-The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
-The itinerary of the tour of the villas and gardens we'll visit, and
 seeing photographs of some of the highlights,

You can watch the recorded webinar at your leisure by clicking the link below:

Some things I'm particularly excited about:

- Membership for one year in the RHS (included in tour) allowing access to over
    80 botanical gardens,
  A year's subscription to The Garden Magazine,
  Personalized gardening advice, and
  Priority booking and discounted tickets to RHS events (I see a trip to the
     Chelsea Gardens in my future...)

-Murano. I've been a docent at the Corning Museum of Glass for five years
     and have become very appreciative, and even somewhat knowledgeable,
    about glass.  Murano is the place.

-Alpine gardens of Lago Maggiore. There is a plant in the webinar recording I
   want to see in the flesh!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes

Next June I will host a trip to the gardens and villas of the Italian Lakes, in conjunction with Collette Tours and the Royal Horticultural Society. This will be a tour, with time and drawing tips for my favorite pastime, Botanical and Travel Journaling!

Dates are June 21-30, 2014.

Cost hovers around $4999, including airfare, 10 days, accommodations, 12 meals, field trips, transfers, busses, boats and my mini-sketching lessons. After December 22, the $4999 becomes $5249 and space is at a premium, so contact me soon if you're interested. You could purchase some fine Italian leather gloves or a piece of glass in Murano with that $250 instead of sending it to me!

Here's where we'll go:

  • Venice
  • Murano Island
  • Doge's Palace
  • Giusti Giardino
  • Como
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Bellagio
  • Stresa
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Villa Cicogna
  • Isola Madre
  • Isola Bella

The link below is full of information:

Contact me with any questions or to register.
Please put "Botanical Travel Tours" in the subject line. Grazie!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Deadline Extension to March 1!


There is now time for two lucky souls to join a friendly group of adventurers in Tuscany this summer for exploring the gardens, landscape and ancient hilltop villages with their sketchbooks! In other words, the class is not yet full, so, if something like this--or this workshop specifically--has been on your list of fun, rewarding, professionally or personally gratifying, shoot me an email. Companions, as always, are welcome to participate as much or as little as they choose. OR