If you are interested in the OVERNIGHT tours offered before and after the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference in Portland, Oregon, it's time to act! The deadline for sign-up is February 28.
America's Hub World Tours (our tour company) tells us this cutoff date is necessary to secure lodging in each of the popular destinations. After all, they are scheduled for the middle of July, the best time to see Oregon.
Click here for details of each tour.
Below is a summary.
A Land Formed by Volcanoes
. July 7-9. Pre-conference tour.
$697 per person, double occupancy; $195 single supplement.
Around the Willamette Valley, Oregon appears lush and green. Once over the Cascade Mountains, the landscape quickly changes into a place of startling beauty, carved by lava flows and shaped by high desert conditions. Stops include: Timberline Lodge, High Desert Museum, Dee Wright Observatory, Crater Lake National Park, Jetboat Excursion on the Rogue River, Master Gardener demonstration gardens and private gardens, and shopping in Eugene.
Oregon Coast to Campus
July 15-17. Post-conference tour.
$561 per person, double occupancy. $278 single supplement.
Returning to the Valley to tour the Oregon State University's research center on beer, wine and cheese, a local cider house, Garland Nursery, and the historic Albany Carousel and Museum.
Key dates for the 2017 IMGC:
Save during Early Bird registration through January 13
for overnight tours through February 28
for day tours through May 19