Texas Cooperative Extension,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

June 2004

Upcoming Trip to Northern California Gardens and the California Wine Country

Dr. and Mrs. Bill Welch will be hosting a trip from October 4-10, 2004, to visit private and public gardens in California. After this there will be an opportunity to cruise on the 'Spirit of Endeavour' to points of interest in the Wine Country from October 10-15, 2004.

Garden tour highlights: In the San Francisco area the group will be visiting the Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, UC Botanical Garden (Berkeley); as well as the Blake Garden, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Garens at Heather Farm, Lindsay Wildlife Nature Garden, Filoli Garden and others.

On the Wine Cruise portion of the tour, the group will visit Schramsberg, St. Supery, Markham Vineyards, Bacchus & Venus (art gallery), Rosenblum Cellars, Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace, Benziger Winery, and Ledson Winery. During the time spent on the water, there will be a guest wine presenter on board, and a port call at scenic Sausalito, along with several special lunches at wineries.

To secure a reservation and to find out more about this very special tour, contact Linda Cook, Utopia Tours, at 281-259-2773.