2024 Travel Study Programs

Natural Wonders of the Caribbean
With AHS Expert and Host Holly H. Shimizu
January 28 to February 5, 2024

Take an unforgettable journey in the heart of the most enchanting islands in the Caribbean Sea aboard Le Bellot, including Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados, and explore breathtaking island flora and fauna. This nine-day getaway features thoughtfully planned excursions focused on Caribbean gardens and the natural world.

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Blooming Paradise: Gardens of Northern
Portugal and the Azores

With AHS Hosts Christine and Tim Conlon 
March 14 to 23, 2024
Post-trip extension to Madeira: March 23 to 27, 2024

Join us for a captivating journey through some of Portugal’s most enchanting landscapes, featuring the vibrant city of Porto, picturesque São Miguel island in the Azores, and the coastal gem of Lisbon. We’ll discover the unrivaled splendor of Portugal’s finest camellias. We will also be offering an optional post-trip extension to the paradise island of Madeira,
offering breathtaking landscapes and lush botanical gardens.

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Treasures of Japan: Gardens, Art, and Architecture
With AHS Host Holly H. Shimizu
May 11 to 21, 2024 

At its core, Japan is a place of tranquility and spirituality, where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled. Tour the Land of the Rising Sun via a beautifully appointed small ship and experience some of the most serene and breathtaking gardens in the world.

This Travel Study program is sold out. Please contact the AHS Travel Study department at travel@ahsgardening.org or (703) 768-5700 ext. 117,
to inquire about future AHS Travel Study programs to Japan.

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Gardens of Grandeur: Châteaux and Gardens of
the Loire Valley and Versailles
With AHS Host Laura Dowling
June 1 to 10, 2024

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of the Loire Valley and Versailles, featuring the awe-inspiring gardens of royal chateaux including Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord. We’ll delight in the hidden gems of private gardens, accompanied by their passionate owners, and immerse ourselves in the beauty of Villandry’s Renaissance-style potager and the grandeur of Chateau Le Lude’s Fetes des Jardines,
with Versailles as the magnificent grand finale.

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Secrets of the Scottish Highlands:
From Castle Grounds to Highland Glens

With AHS Host Katie Tukey 
June 12 to 20, 2024

Join us for an extraordinary expedition through the unspoiled landscapes of Scotland’s Grampian Mountains and The Highlands, beginning with a visit to the vibrant city of Edinburgh and the hidden gems of Fife’s secret gardens. We’ll explore some of the Highlands’ finest gardens and conclude our journey on the picturesque shores of Loch Lomond.  

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