Please join us on an exciting four day, three night Tour to historic Charleston, South Carolina for a full program visiting homes, gardens, plantations, museums, and wonderful dining.
Tuesday, March 18
Depart Jet Blue Airlines Flight# 1373 at 2:10 p.m.
Arrive Charleston at 4:18 p.m.
Transfer to: Meeting Street Inn, 173 Meeting Street, located in the heart of historic Charleston.
Evening: Cocktail reception at hotel
Dinner: High Cotton Restaurant
Wednesday, March 19
Breakfast at leisure
Morning: Tour the Nathaniel Russell Home Museum, the oldest home in Charleston
Lunch: Local restaurant
Afternoon: We have a private tour arranged for us by the Garden Conservancy at one of the most prestigious gardens in downtown
Dinner on your own
Thursday, March 20
Breakfast at leisure
Morning tour: Visit Drayton Hall, one of the finest surviving colonial houses in America, and a tour of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, one of the oldest Romantic style gardens in America. Lunch is included.
Afternoon: Charleston has its 67th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. We will visit 8-10 gardens on Legare Street. Stroll through these gardens on your own where guides will be stationed to provide information on garden design.
Dinner at a local restaurant
Friday, March 21
Breakfast at leisure
Morning: 8:00am - Check out.
Guided Tour of 2 private plantations and gardens in the ACE Basin, an area consisting of 350,000 acres Lunch will be served at one of the plantations. A goal of this area is to maintain the natural character of the basin by promoting conservation and to allow wildlife to flourish.
Depart Jet Blue Airlines Flight# 1374 at 5:05 pm.
Arriving: 6:58 pm JFK airport.
We need a minimum of 25 people to offer this trip. Please sign up by December 22nd in order to insure this special rate on the airline. A deposit of $75.00 per person is required. Full payment is due on January 17th, 2014. We urge you to acquire trip insurance in the event of any need to cancel. There will be no refunds after January 17, 2014. Once we reserve the airline tickets, the deposit of $75 is non-refundable.
If you would like a roommate, we will try to pair you with another person. If you have any questions, please e-mail Estelle Rosen at email@example.com or call me at 917-846-4160.
Please send initial payment to: HAH, P.O. Box 202, Bridgehampton, New York 11932 or you can call Bettina at 631-728-1981 to use a credit card for deposit as time is of the essence. Please complete the following registration form at your earliest convenience and mail with your check.
A Tour of the Spectacular Azalea and Rhododendren Garden of
Bruce and Marianne Feller.
Bruce Feller gave a lecture to the HAH in January, 2013. His talk on "Three Seasons of Color: Fall, Winter and Spring" was so well received that he graciously offered our group a tour of his garden in Old Field, NY. Bruce has been involved in the American Rhododendron Society, NY chapter, for more than 20 years serving as board member, vice president and president. He has a showcase garden of these plants as well as a broad selection of other plants all of which are very well sited. He will personally give us a tour of this outstanding garden.
For the first stop in the morning we will visit the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. Planting Fields, the former estate of insurance magnate, William Robertson Coe, and Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe is one of the few remaining Gold Coast estates on Long Island's North Shore retaining the original 409 acres. Rolling lawns, formal gardens and sprcimen plantings as well as the Camellia Greenhouse and the Main Greenhouse with its unique seasonal display are included in this extraordinary garden.
Included in the tour will be a special lunch at a North Shore restaurant.
Cost: $100 per person including transportation, all admissions and lunch.
Morning:Tour of Planting Fields; Afternoon: Tour of B & M Feller Garden Time: 1.Pickup Bridgehampton 8:30 am 2.Pickup Hampton Bays 8:50 am
Deadline for Registration:
April 15, 2013