English Gardens and Opera Festivals
June 14 – June 24, 2014
A Santa Fe Botanical Garden Tour
Twelve amazing English gardens plus two operas
Join SFBG opera and garden experts – professors Mary Kime and Michael Pulman – as we visit the English countryside on a tour of twelve beautiful English gardens. The tour includes such garden highlights as Blenheim Park and Gardens, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Windsor Castle and the Savill Garden, and Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. In addition, we will enjoy the operas “Fidelio” at Garsington Opera and “Don Quichotte” at Grange Park Opera.
Your program includes:
1 Afternoon English tea at Oxford’s Randolph Hotel
5 dinners (2 at opera locations: Garsington and Grange Park)
Daily breakfast at hotel (except for arrival day)
Tour escort from start to finish of tour
All land transportation and admission tickets
(Group airfare purchase price available)
Please reserve by January 8 to secure your trip – we expect the tour to sell out quickly – don’t be disappointed!
Reservations and questions, contact Rio Grande Travel at:
On the Road with SFBG
SFBG longtime members have fond memories of going on-the-road with us. Past sojourns have included trips to Santa Barbara, California, Denver and Seattle. Together we have visited world-class botanical gardens and arboretums, whimsical and formal private properties, country gardens, rose gardens, sculpture gardens, edible urban gardens, country estates and more. We dine only at the most innovative and creative restaurants and picnic beneath stands of tall leafy trees. Our study leaders and horticultural experts are second to none. Are you convinced?
Sometimes staying close to home can be just as fun as jetsetting across the globe. Each year we travel locally to visit artist studios, farms, nurseries, private gardens, cultural landmarks and nature preserves.
Did you know? In 2013, Conde Nast Traveler magazine readers voted Santa Fe as the #2 in the Top Ten Cities in the United States Readers’ Choice Awards.
Check our Upcoming Events for day trip information or call us at 471-9103.
Regional & International Tours
SFBG invites members and the public to travel to places close to home and far away. Past trips have offered the opportunity to tour other public botanical gardens, private gardens, try new foods, and shop at some of the best stores and plant nurseries.
Our travel enthusiasts are busy planning a garden tour to Europe and another closer to home, to be announced in the near future. Your feedback and ideas are appreciated. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are considering a trip this year and like the idea of exploring wonderful gardens and historic homes, staying in fine hotels, and sampling gourmet food, we invite you to make plans to join us in September. What could be better than doing all this in the company of like minded people in small, congenial groups?