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AUGUST 2020

Flowers & Gardens of Belgium & Germany

The Trip
On this extraordinary trip through Belgium and Germany you will discover UNESCO World
Heritage sites, private gardens, fairytale palaces, Botanic Gardens and Parks, architectural
masterpieces and vibrant cities that combine cutting‑edge cool and timeless tradition.
A highlight of this tour will be viewing the impressive Brussels Flower Carpet which is put
together by over 100 volunteers and nearly 1 million begonias and is on display only every two
years.

We hope you can join us to travel the world while supporting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens.

About your Leader: Sandy Pratten
Sandy Pratten trained at Ryde College of Horticulture and has been director of her own
Landscape Design business for more than 30 years. She grew up in Sydney, lived 20 years
in rural NSW, and has now returned. She is a guide at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and
has lectured in horticulture for over 15 years. Passionate about travelling and exploring new
landscapes, and a professional artist, she is interested in the sense of place in a country and
the culture as a whole which contributes to the land use. She has taken several garden tours
throughout NSW. In 2011 Sandy was on the ADFAS committee as head of Sydney Lecturers
and is a member of the Australian Garden History Society. She spent four years recently on the
Community Consultative Committee for Centennial Parklands. Sandy has led trips to India, Sri
Lanka, China, Mexico, Myanmar, Cuba, Kakadu and Morocco for the Foundation & Friends. This
will be Sandy’s first trip to Belgium & Germany with the Foundation & Friends.

At a Glance
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST 2020 - ARRIVE BRUSSELS
DAY 2 THURSDAY 13 AUGUST - IN BRUSSELS, FLOWER CARPET DISPLAY
DAY 3 FRIDAY 14 AUGUST - DAY TRIP TO BRUGES
DAY 4 SATURDAY 15 AUGUST - BLOIS DE LA CAMBRE, VAN BRUUEN MUSEUM, FLOWER
CARPET & WAFFLE MAKING
DAY 5 SUNDAY 16 AUGUST - TO AACHEN AND DÜSSELDORF
DAY 6 MONDAY 17 AUGUST - IN DÜSSELDORF. VISIT BENRATH PALACE AND GARDENS
DAY 7 TUESDAY 18 AUGUST - COLOGNE AND VISIT TO HORTVS
DAY 8 WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST - MAXIMILIAN GARDENS OUDOLF AND BREMEN
DAY 9 THURSDAY 20 AUGUST - BREMEN CITY TOUR AND GARDEN MOORRIEM
DAY 10 FRIDAY 21 AUGUST - BOTANICAL GARDEN IN BREMEN TRANSFER TO HAMBURG.
DAY 11 SATURDAY 22 AUGUST - IN HAMBURG
DAY 12 SUNDAY 23 AUGUST - BOTANIC GARDENS AND BOAT TOUR
DAY 13 MONDAY 24 AUGUST - TO FRANKFURT VIA SCHLOSS PALACE
DAY 14 TUESDAY 25 AUGUST- TRIP CONCLUDES, FRANKFURT

Click on the links for the full itinerary and booking form.

When

12 August - 25 August 2020

Price

From $9,870

Where

Belgium and Germany

Who

Adults

Contact

Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

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