Group at Shedd.

Bus Tours and Trips


Pacific Northwest Gardens Tour

Join Fernwood’s Executive Director, Carol Line, as we visit the natural and cultivated beauty of the Pacific Northwest, March 31-April 9, 2017.

Our first stop is Vancouver, where you will enjoy the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden and University of British Columbia Botanical Garden among others before heading to Victoria on Vancouver Island and the world famous Butchart Gardens.

From Victoria, we'll travel by ferry to Seattle and enjoy botanical and cultural treasures of the region, including the famous Heronswoods, the University of Washington's Washington Park Arboretum, Chihuly Garden and Glass at the base of the iconic Space Needle, and Pike Place Market. Our group also will travel by ferry across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island to visit the unparalleled beauty of the Bloedel Reserve.


And as only Portland can offer, we will enjoy fine garden experiences, public and private, including Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop's Close, Hoyt Arboretum, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, and more.
Great restaurants and fine lodging await at each of our ports.

Arriving in Vancouver

Check-in at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.


Leaving from Portland

Check-out from Hotel Modera.


Airport Shuttle

Fernwood is arranging transportation between the airport and the hotel. More information to come.



Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, located in Gross Pointe Shores, Michigan, tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family! Jens Jensen, one of America’s foremost landscape designers and conservationists, designed the Ford House garden landscape between 1926–1932. The Fords home was designed to provide both wide-open and intimate outdoor spaces, along with special places for relaxation, nature, and gatherings. Jensen’s approach to landscape architecture sought to engage all five human senses–the sight of many colors and shapes, the sound of water running, the smell of flowers in bloom, the taste of berries, and the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Join us as we experience this regional treasure.

$160 (Members $128)
Click here to register.
Register by May 12.


Got Water?
In an effort to reduce the plastic at Fernwood and in the landfills, as you head to Fernwood on a day hike or bus tour, we encourage you to bring your own refillable water vessel. Fernwood thanks you, and the environment will thank you too!