Host Andre Viette, along with some special guests, offer gardening expertise to help enhance your knowledge about plants. This special weekend has been planned for fellow gardening lovers to come, sit back and soak in the beauty of this beautiful mountain resort.
You will learn time-honored gardening tips from top professionals and enjoy your choice of hands-on garden themed classes amid our resort's breathtaking scenery. Speakers include Craig LeHoullier, gardener, author and educator, Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, and Andre Viette, Horticulturalist, author and lecturer.
Join Andre and Claire on this exclusive, custom-made, deluxe tour featuring the Imperial worlds of the
German and Austro-Hungarian Empires!
Budapest - Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful city on the Danube; visit a botanical garden; spend a day in the Puszta - land of the Hungarian cowboys and be treated to an equestrian show and gypsy music
Vienna - From Budapest, we will travel up the Danube by hydrofoil boat to Vienna where you will see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions, the Schönbrunn Gardens, and enjoy a concert of Strauss and Mozart at the Schönbrunn Palace
Prague - We then travel north to Prague by way of the scenic Wachau Valley. Tour Prague, its famous castle, the Charles Bridge, and magnificent gardens. End the day with a three-hour cruise on the Vltava River!
Berlin - On the way to Berlin, we will stop at the city of Dresden. In Berlin, relax on a cruise on the River Spree, enjoy a candlelight dinner and concert at the Charlottenburg palace, and take a walking tour of Berlin. You can even opt to join Andre and Claire on a visit to the largest private botanical garden in Europe.
Andre will give a series of gardening presentations throughout the trip.