Join us for beautiful gardens, exciting architecture and the magnificient California coast as we travel to Southern California.

Dates: March 4-12, 2018
Cost: $3,450 per person (double occupancy)

Spring comes early to southern California and in March, it's lush and green. The green is bright, almost chartreuse, and with a little rainfall, the desert suddenly comes into bloom. The climate is mild enough so that plants from all over the world flourish here.

California has a long, rich history of wonderfully exotic gardens and we visit some of best: the Huntington, the LA Arboretum, San Diego Botanical Gardens, Descanso Gardens, the Getty Center, the Getty Villa, Balboa Park, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and a couple of private gardens along the way. This trip is open to anyone, especially those that enjoy beautiful gardens and horticulture.

This is your chance to see some of the best gardens on the west coast. Our adventure begins at Washington Dulles Airport as we fly directly to San Diego as spring eagerly awaits us in California.

For more information about the tour, click on one of the links to the left. Take a few minutes to look at our itinerary and check out the short video at the bottom of this page.

Registration deadline is December 8, 2017.
Seats are limited, so register early! Click on the 'Register' link to the left to retreive the registration form.

Our goal is to make this trip the most memorable in all the right ways--we hope that you will join us!

Robert & Nancy McDuffie