July 5-13, 2015: German Gardens with Mid-American Gardener

Schwetzingen Castle gardens

Schwetzingen Castle gardens

Join Dianne Noland, host of WILL-TV's Mid-American Gardener, on a visit to diverse German gardens at the height of summer. Fly to Frankfort and then visit the magnificent Prince Bishops Palace in Würzburg. Then its on to Schwetzingen and Heidelberg, where we take a funicular railway up the the majestic ruined castle. We boat to Veitshoecheim’s Rococo Garden with its 200 statues, visit the Bavarian Wine and Garden Institute; and stay overnight it Bayreuth to see its gardens. We visit Freising’s Weihenstephan Gardens with fox tail lilies and stachys, and have dinner at the garden of a brewery founded in the Middle Ages. After spending time in Munich, we head for the Alps and Upper Bavaria, where we see Linderhof Castle, and visit a typical private "Schrebergarten" to see how the locals are growing flowers in their little patches of green. Review the full itinerary for details. For more information, call Danda Beard at 217-333-7300. To make your reservation, call Judy McElfresh at TourGroupPlanners (217-422-5002 or toll-free 877-386-4777).