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GOTHENBURG 2018

 

DATES: 29 - 31 May 2018 

LEADER: Ray Drew

COST: TBC 

ACCOMMODATION: Four-star hotel

 

WHY VISIT? 

Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of the largest and arguably one of the best alpine botanical gardens in Europe, if not the world. 

It has the largest collection of bulbs and tuberous plants in the world. There are around 16,000 plant species outdoors and a further 4,000 in the greenhouses. 

 

Gothenburg Botanical Garden  

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Gothenburg has an unrivalled collection of Dionysia species, brought back as living material or seed from collecting trips. 

 

  • There are more than 500 species and cultivated varieties of Rhododendron.

 

  • See Sweden's finest collection of 1,500 orchids

 

  • Learn all about the glasshouse species with a private tour

 

  • Explore the Per Wendelbo Memorial Garden

 

 

ITINERARY
 

     DAY 1                           

   Arrive Gothenburg mid-morning.

   Visit the gardens early afternoon. 

   Stay for 'Potting Shed' party to meet some of the garden's experts.

     DAY 2                

   Formal tours of the glasshouses, frames and garden (incl. behind-the-scenes access).

   Optional: visit to Natural History Museum

 

     DAY 3    

   Informal tours of orchid houses, cacti, succulent & tropical collection and garden/

   arboretum.

   (A reasonable degree of fitness is needed to access the rock garden. 

   Beyond involves negotiating a very steep slope.) 

 

 

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
 

For more information or to book your place, please contact the AGS Centre.

 

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