Gardens, Museums, and American Castles of Southern California

The Huntington Library, Collections, and Botanical Gardens The Arboretum of Los Angeles County
Hearst Castle The Getty Center & Gardens

Join JCRA Director Bob Lyons, Ph.D. on an excursion to and tour of some extraordinary garden sites in the Los Angeles region of Southern California on March 10-15, 2002. Situated in a climate better known for its two seasons of "wet and dry," these gardens are quintessential examples of unique plant collections and grand opulence of days gone by. Our visit will be near the end of the rainy season which has brought on spring color in true west coast fashion.....beautiful.

Major sites planned for this trip include:

The cost will be $1,099.00 per person, double occupancy and $1,399.00 per person, single occupancy. This includes roundtrip airfare from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), five nights hotel accommodations, motorcoach throughout, garden and museum entrance fees, baggage handling, one dinner, and all taxes and gratuities.

The hotels are as follows:


American Airlines
March 10 - Depart from RDU at 7:55 AM, via Chicago, arrive Los Angeles at 12:41 PM
March 15 - Depart Los Angeles at 11:22 AM, via Dallas, arrive RDU at 9:19 PM

Proposed Itinerary, may be subject to minor changes:

March 10

March 11

March 12

March 13

March 14

March 15

Deposit: $200.00 per person at time of booking - $100.00 NON-REFUNDABLE once deposit is received.

Final Due Date: January 23, 2002 (45 days prior)

For more information or to place your reservation, please call Judi Grainger of Custom Travel at (919) 872-4420.

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