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Re: Hanneke van Dijk coach tour
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2012, 02:02:59 PM »
Here is an update.  Travel Britain is no more.  The new company is Garden Tours.  The telephone number for Travel Britain is not correct for Garden Tours, and the number for the latter is +31 880 071 300 (N. B., in UK + = 00).  The "go to" guy at Garden Tours is Ger Kleingeld MD.  His email address is Ger@gardentours.nl and he will respond to Gary if you speak to him in English.  The web site is http://www.gardentours.nl.  However it is circa 2012 and the 2013 edition is a work in progress.  Also, the web site is in Dutch, but if you view the page using the Google Chrome browser, the page can be translated into English.  Pardon me if this is more than you wanted to know!
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Re: Hanneke van Dijk coach tour
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2012, 02:29:05 PM »
Very useful update, Robert, thank you!
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Re: Hanneke van Dijk coach tour
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2012, 02:36:05 PM »
And some extra details that  have sent overnight about Iris Ney's coach trip.   8)

Galantour 2013 Programme
(subject to change)
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Early morning departure from Siegburg, ICE-Station (near Bonn).
Afternoon: Visit to a very nice private garden Copton Ash . Possibility to buy
plants. Tea and coffee served.
Evening: After dinner get-together and official welcome.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Morning: Visit to the 33 year old private garden of Ann Borrill that is fully packed
with nice spring bulbs.
Afternoon: Visit to the private garden Benton End of John Morley. We will see the
inspiring surroundings where the painter lives and works.
Evening: Dinner and optional get-together. We talk about how to judge the
quality of snowdrops.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Galanthus Gala: with its full agenda.
Gardens that are visited in the afternoon:
John und Brenda Foster in Beccles, a phantastic mature garden with lots of plants
for winter- and spring-interest.
The garden of Michael and Anne Broadhurst is quite young but packed with lots
of juwels. Also wonderful trees and shrubs.
Evening: Dinner and optional get-together. We show our plants and speak about
snowdrops, its cultivation, diseases.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Morning: Visit to the arboretum and wonderful plant nursery “The Place for
Plants” with a guided tour by Rupert Eley.
Afternoon: Visit to the private garden Byndes Cottage of Margaret
MacLennan. Her wonderful snowdrop collection has gained the status of a
„National Collection“ since summer 2012.
Evening: Dinner and optional get-together.
Monday, 11 February 2013:
Morning: Rod and Jane Leeds will tour us throught their private garden. Some
parts of this mature garden have been rearranged in the last four years. “Planted
in layers” we will see amazing masses of valuable spring bulbs and benefit from
Rod and Janes knowledge.
Afternoon: Visit to the beautiful mediaeval town Lavenham with lots of Antique
Shops and Tea Rooms.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Morning: Visit to Anglesey Abbey and its dramatic winter-walk. It includes special
plants which have been specifically brought together because of their winter
appeal and a low-level snowdrop walk which is generally not open to the public.
Guided tour by the head gardener Richard Todd.
Afternoon: Departure to the ferry at Dover and crossing.
Evening: Stay in a hotel in Belgium.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Departure after breakfast to Siegburg. But on our way:
Morning: Visit to a special nursery, known for its helleborus breeding: Het
Wilgenbroeck.
Cost: 1.150,- €. Single-room supplement 300,- €.
This includes:
- Travel in a modern long-distance coach, including ferry Calais-Dover-
Calais.
– 5 nights in a double-room or a room with twin beds in a 4-star**** Hotel at
Ipswich. Breakfast and 3-course-evening meal are included.
– Last night in a hotel in Belgium with breakfast.
– All entry charges are included.
- Hand-out of a travel journal with descriptions of the gardens (can optional
be done in English also) with lots of pictures.
- Extensive travelling library available.
Look under http://www.iris-ney.de/46/Galanthour/Galanthour_Bilder.htm to find
some pictures taken during the last year's tours.
Please send your applications by 31st December 2012 to:
Iris Ney
Am Heidegarten 28
D-53773 Hennef
Tel: +49 (2248) 9598 704
mobile: +49 (176) 96609769
mai l @iris-ney.de

I am so jealous that this trip is getting to to see John Morley's patch.   :P

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Re: Hanneke van Dijk coach tour
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2012, 04:15:54 PM »

I am so jealous that this trip is getting to to see John Morley's patch.   :P


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Re: Hanneke van Dijk coach tour
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2012, 06:28:51 PM »
Dear Alan_b--thanks for the elucidation.  I will check out the article in the New Plantsman when I go to the Miami University library on Monday.  My wife, Marge, has been collecting snowdrops for 25 years and has a nice cultivar collection.  Over the past 12 years she has kept records on her snowdrop transplantings.  Through her systematic experimentation she has observed that her G. nivalis are increasing at an even greater rate than the Fibonacci sequence.  Her snowdrops are planted in woodsy soil over limestone rock and she transplants 3,000 bulbs per year.
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Re: Hanneke van Dijk coach tour
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2012, 04:35:30 PM »
Thank you every one for helping out Marge and Robert  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* :-*  You all make me feel warm and fuzzy inside  ;D
Emma Thick Glasshouse horticulturalist And Galanthophile, keeper of 2 snowdrop crushing French bulldogs. I have small hands , makes my snowdrops look big :D

 


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