HAH touring

2014 Trip Schedule

The planned HAH tours for 2014 are presented on this page as they become finalized in time to join the tour. You can also find the tour schedule in the HAH Newsletter.

Tour Historic Charleston, South Carolina

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.

Cost for Tour, Double Occupancy $1350 per person.
Cost for Tour, Single Occupancy $1550 per person.
If you do not want airfare, please deduct $250.00 per person.
This price includes: Airfare from JFK-Charleston, S.C. and return.
Transfer to hotel and return.
Hotel accommodations (3 nights)Meeting Street Inn, 173 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina.
Admissions to Nathaniel Russell Home and Museum, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Gardens, Garden tour on Legare Street, Private tour of Plantations in the ACE basin with guide
Breakfast at hotel for 3 days
Three Lunches
Cocktail reception at Meeting Street Inn
Two Dinners
Tax and Gratuities

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 estellerosen@gmail.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 Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

A special treat is in store for you. We have the opportunity to attend a private docent - guided tour of the John Singer Sargent watercolor show which will be in New York for a brief time before traveling to other parts of the United States. Our former President and curator of the museum, Susan Kennedy Zeller, has helped us to procure these highly desirable tickets. We will also wander through the museum on our own. Next door, we will visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden which has added some new fabulous gardens. The roses will be in bloom as well as the showy collection of peonies. A special show called "Locally Sourced: Rare Plants, Rare Places" will also be on view. Lunch will be on your own at the Cafe restaurant at the gardens. We return to the Hamptons in our luxury motor coach at approximately 6pm. Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Time: Pick up at Bridgehampton Community House-School St.: 8:15 a.m. Pick up at LIRR Station in Hampton Bays opposite 7-Eleven: 8:35 a.m. Cost: $75.00 per person. Tour without transportation: $30.00 Price includes round-trip transportation in luxury coach, admission and private docent guided tour at the Brooklyn Museum and admission to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Lunch will be on your own. ___________________________________________________________________________ Registration: Brooklyn in Bloom
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 8:15 pick up Bridgehampton Community House, School St. Parking Lot
Time: 8:35 pick up Hampton Bays LIRR Station opposite 7-Eleven

Please make check out and mail to:
PO Box 202, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Include on the check or on a separate paper

1. Name
2. Contact number: Cell: or Home phone:
Very important if we need to contact you before departure.
3. Email address:
Questions? Call Estelle Rosen at 917.846.4160 or email at estellerosen@gmail.com

Tour of North Shore Gardens Monday, April 29

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

The HAH is proposing a trip on March 6th. and March 7th., 2013 to:

The Philadelphia Flower Show
The Barnes Foundation
Longwood Gardens

The trip will be scheduled provided a sufficient number of participants (25) register. A registration form is available in the February newsletter or the form can be downloaded here. Cost per person double occupancy is $450.00, single occupancy is $500.00.

The price includes: Two days, one night with breakfast at the Palomar Hotel in Philly. Round trip motor coach, admissions to the Flower Show, the Barnes Foundation and Longwood Gardens. A special tour of the Barnes Collection. Cocktail reception and dinner at a local restaurant. Taxes, gratuities and snacks on the motor coach.(WOW!)

The trip was cancelled - Too few members expressed any interest!

Memorable Tours

Rhododendrum, Teller Garden

April 29, 2013
Trip completed see slide show.Teller Garden

Martha's Vineyard

September 13, 2011
Trip completed see slide show.Martha's Vineyard

The Philadelphia Flower Show

March 1, 2010
Trip completed see slide show.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 21, 2010
Trip completed see slide show.

Maywood, NJ

July 1, 2010
Trip completed see slide show.

Wave Hill NYBG

September 9, 2009
Trip completed see slide show.

The Tropical Gardens at SUNY

October, 2009
Trip completed see slide show.

Storm King

June 10, 2009
Trip completed see slide show.

Cantitoe Corners, Martha Stewart

June 1, 2009
Trip Completed see slide show.Martha Stewart