After the successful AHDB/BPOA study tour of the Eastern coast of the USA in 2015 (for a nursery-by-nursery video summary of the study tour click here, courtesy of Bryants Nurseries), a second week-long study tour has now been finalised. This time it will be to the North Western coast of the USA (Washington and Oregon states) and Canada, once again in association with The Independent Traveller.
The study tour will feature both bedding and herbaceous plant production and cover a diverse range of businesses supplying both independent garden centres and ‘box stores’ along with retailers of various sizes. The businesses which will be visited as part of the study tour will be of a scale of production and technical sophistication that UK growers will be able to readily relate to. Visits are planned to all the key nurseries in the area including North West Horticulture, Rainbow Greenhouses Inc., Smith Gardens and Terra Nova, click the programme button below for full details.
The total cost of the study tour is £1,739.00 per person, based on two sharing a room, with a single supplement of £525.00 per person. A deposit of £500.00 per person will be required upon booking, with the full balance payable by 16 November 2016. Any bookings made after this date (subject to space) will require payment of the full cost. There will be a monetary discount per person applied, as the cost of the coach will be covered by AHDB Horticulture, this will be issued as a credit note or deducted from the final invoice.
Insurance is mandatory for the study tour. The Independent Traveller can provide specific USA/Canada cover, but other companies also offer such insurance deals. Details of the insurance acquired will be requested as part of the final booking process. An eTA will be required to enter Canada and an ESTA (or possibly visa) will be required to enter the USA. A biometric passport with built-in chip will be required.
What is included in the cost:
Flights with Air Canada in Economy class, including all current taxes and charges
Seven nights in a hotel on a room only basis in Vancouver, but including breakfast in the other hotels while travelling
Comfortable coach with on-board toilet
Maps and guides to help along the way.
What is not included in the cost:
Food, other than that specified
Transport back to Vancouver airport on return. The cost is $6.00 (approximately £3.50), this is both the best and cheapest way back to the airport from the city
Gratuity to the driver.
BOOKING INFORMATION: If you want to join the 2017 study tour or have questions about it, please phone Tracey or Malcolm at The Independent Traveller on 01509 618800. They can answer any queries and go through the necessary booking procedure. For out of hours contact, email email@example.com.
The study tour is financially protected by The Independent Traveller under ATOL 4660 and ABTA 96395. In the unlikely event of anything untoward happening, any monies paid will be secure. The Independent Traveller also reserves the right to change and/or alter the itinerary if local circumstances necessitate this.
Tracey or Malcolm at The Independent Traveller, Phone 01509 618800, firstname.lastname@example.org