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Arrival in Scotland

We left Newark Thursday evening on time, though it was a little hectic with a gate change after we had all gotten to the original gate. The flight was uneventful and arrived in Glasgow a few minutes early where we met Dave, our driver and guide. He showed us around Glasgow, driving around George Square, the university, the cathedral and infirmary. Best of all, he took us to the city's arboretum, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

Only 2 Weeks Left to Sign Up!

Only two weeks and four spaces left to join the Friends 40th Anniversary trip to the Gardens of Scotland.

Read all about it here and call or write to make your reservations now. Full payment due by February 21st.

Scotland Trip

As you probably know, as part of its 40th anniversary celebration this year, the Friends are sponsoring a garden trip to Scotland in late May and early June (tons of details on our Scotland Trip pages).

For us to maintain our fabulous pricing, we have to get your signup by no later than January 20th. If you would like to go but are planning on traveling alone and would like a roommate, we would be glad to pair you with another adventurous gardener. All our accommodations feature two twin beds.

Trip Insurance

Trip insurance is an important element of any major trip and the Friends are pleased to offer coverage at no extra cost (yes, it is included in the quoted price).

The terms of the insurance may be found by clicking here. Please note that any refunds provided by the trip insurance will be net of the $300 per person contribution to the Friends incorporated in the price.

Trip Details - Sept. 12, 2010 Presentation

We had a very nice group at this afternoon's presentation about the Friends 40th Anniversary Trip to Scotland. The gentle rain didn't seem to dampen any spirits-- probably the bagpipes and smoked salmon helped.

Here are links that will take you to the material presented today:

Scotland Trip Itinerary

map_of_scotland-thThe Friends turn 40 next year and have put together a trip to Scotland in celebration. We will focus on the south of Scotland, an area of wide-ranging climate. The gardens are equally diverse displaying everything from tropical to alpine.

Trip to Scotland, Spring, 2011

The Friends start celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a fabulous trip to Scotland, just in time for the Edinburgh Flower Show.

Learn all about the public and private gardens (and a wee bit of shopping) that travelers will enjoy at this informational talk complete with Scottish fare and accompanying bagpipers. Speakers include Susan Cloyd from C-I-E Tours International and Trip Co-Chairs Karen Curry and Ollie Acheson.

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