Gardens of East Germany and Prague

September 2-12, 2018


When it comes to garden tours, Germany probably does not come very high on most people’s
list of favorite destinations. This is a pity, for Germany has an abundance of wonderful gardens,
with the best rivaling anything on offer in more horticulturally fancied countries. To prove it, we
have put together this new schedule focusing on gardens in the east of the country. For good
measure we include three nights in Prague at the end of the tour, where we explore the city’s
Old Town and the superb formal gardens around the castle.

Based in the wonderful Baroque cities of Potsdam, Dresden, and Prague, and the delightful
small town of Wirsberg, we travel to historical gardens and designed landscapes of great
beauty. Some, like the magnificent Sanssouci Park and the idyllic Worlitz landscape garden,
are world famous; others, such as the elegant Baroque gardens at Gross-Sedlitz and Eremitage,
are hidden gems that deserve to be much better known. Other highlights include Sanspareil, an
extraordinary 18th century rock garden in the woods, and two gardens by Karl Foerster, the
renowned plantsman who pioneered the use of perennials and grasses in the early part of the
20th century. As ever, we get off the beaten track at every opportunity, explore lost-in-time
towns and villages once cut off behind the Iron Curtain, and enjoy scenic boat trips down the
Elbe River and through Wörlitz’s magical waterways.


Land Tour Price:
9 Nights — $4400.00
Single supplement: $800.00
Meals included: all Breakfasts (B), 3 Dinners (D)
Limited to: 12 participants

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