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1993 The ACS Tenth Anniversary Tour of England

Savill which included the National Dwarf Conifer Collection, Wisley, Bedgebury National Pinetum, The Oak Hurst Green Farm, Sheffield Park, Wakehurst, Sir Harold Willier Gardens and Arboretum, Derek and Pam Dibbens’ garden, Wansdyke Pygmy Pinetum, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bressingham Gardens, Kew Gardens, and Scotland: The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, The Dawyck Arboretum, Cozium Lennox Estate, Crarae Gardens, Younger Botanic Garden, Strone Woodland Garden.

2000 ACS Tour of Holland and Northern Germany

Esveld Nursery, Pinetum Blijdenstein, Kools Boomwekerij, Nursery LIBO, Aalsmeer Flower Auction, Hortus Botanicus, Bomer Nursery, Trompenburg Arboretum, Van Gimborn Arboretum, Pinetum Denenhorst, Herrenhausen Garten, Berggarten, Kurt Wittboldt-Muller Nursery Zu Jeddeloh Nursery, Baumschule E.A. Stoeckmann, Hobbie Rhododendron Nursery, Niedersaechsisches Garten Kulturcetrum, Bruns Nursery, Baumschulen G.D. Bohlje, Horstmann Nursery, Niederhaverbeck on the Luneburger Heide, Neuer Botanischer Garten, Arboretum Thensen, Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Federal Research Center for Forestry and Forest Products at Hamburg-Lohbrugge, Arboretum Tannenhoft, Baumschule H. Hachmann.

2008 Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria

Visit Prague Botanical Garden, conifer collection of Jan Beran, Ladislav Krecjii and Joshua tree nurery in Cemna. Visit Mr. Jiri Balatka and Jiri Holata, and the city of Prague. Visit Pruhonice Research Station, the private garden of Frantisek Bourevec, Franz Etzelstorfer in Pregarten Austria, the nursery of Mr. Miloslav Malik, the collection of Mr. Kostelnicek and the Brno Arboretum Travel to the eastern Czech Republic and southern Poland to stay in Krakow. Visit Mr. Janusz Szewczyk, meet with the Dutch and British Conifer Societies for the first meeting of three societies. Visit the collection of Mr. Sylvester Tomszak on the Polish border, the collection of Mr. Jan Slama, drive through the Tara Mountains in the Czech Republic for dinner in his garden.

2010 International Trip to the United Kingdom to visit Kew Gardens, Westonbirt and RHS Wisely.

A meeting with Aljos Farjon to tour Kew. Meeting with Mr. Roy Lancaster at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Visit Windsor Great Park, the dwarf conifer collection at Valley Gardens, the Savill Garden Bedgebury Pinetum for a tour led by Chris Reynolds and Dan Luscombe of the British Conifer Society. Visit the Westonbirt and the Bodenham Arboretums. Nurseries included: Lime Cross, Kilworth Conifers and Ashwood Nursery, Bressingham Gardens, and the Garden of Stephen Grubb, Foxhollow Garden.

2012 International Trip to the Netherlands and Belgium

Planned Gardens: Pinetum Blijdestein, Arboretum von Gimborn, Pinetum de Belten, Anthoine Pinetum, Kalmthout Arboretum,Trompenburg Arboretum. The private gardens of Edwin Smits, Henk van Kempen, Ronald Vermeulen, Nelis Kools, Wiel Linssen, Maastricht-Bastogne Laurant Gillet, Aalter Bultinck Lostraat, Gerard Roose Zwarte and Wernhout Andy Domen. Visit Coen Kessels Nursery, Zundert Bomer Nursery and Heythuysen Leon Meuter Nursery.

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