2019 Hudson Garden Club Trips (trip details are posted after the trip advisory)       

 

Important - please read the following trip advisory:

For the information of those coming on 2019 HGC trips. (Print a copy by clicking here)

  1. 1.Members Only

The two-day trips are only open to HGC members in good standing. Should the buses not be full by the

3rd. May, non-members are welcome to join us. Please advise the Hudson Village Travel if you are not a member.

Please be advised that trip # 1 is contingent on selling 33 seats and Trip#2 a minimum of 50 seats. If less seats are sold, it is likely the trip will be cancelled and the money refunded

  1. 2.Not transferable

Please be reminded that tickets are not transferable. We have a waiting list and any cancellations will be

offered to those on the list. Please advise Hudson Village Travel if you have any trip changes.

  1. 3.Cheques

All payments are to be made by cheque* and payable to Hudson Village Travel. As always, payment with a ticket will confirm your seat.

Cheques for Trip #1 will be cashed on the 13th May.

Cheques for Trip#2 will be cashed on 13th June. This enables us to pay for the buses.

  1. 4.Cancellations

Cancellations and a full refund for Trip #1 will be accepted up to 3rd May.

Cancellations and a full refund for Trip #2 will be accepted up to 7th June.

  1. 5.Refunds

After the above cancellation dates, we cannot guarantee a full refund, as it will be dependent on our being

able to fill your seat from the waiting list.

  1. 6.Waiting List

Names will be selected in order from the waiting list.

Members or non-members who are advised that a seat has become available and are confirmed after the date the cheques have been cashed, will be requested to pay the HVT in cash only. This money will be used to refund the person cancelling.

  1. 7.Water

Please be advised that water bottles will no longer be supplied. Please bring your own. A supply of water will be available to refill water bottles.

  1. 8.Clothing

Please bring suitable “layer” clothing for all weathers and comfortable, flat, walking shoes. Hats, suncream and bug spray are also recommended.

  1. 9.Questions?

Please call Deborah Barclay at (450)458-2476

*with the exception of those being assigned a seat due to a cancellation after the deadline, then cash is requested.

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TRIP #1 – On Top of the World

A visit to Montreal’s Green Roof Gardens

12th June, 2019

(Print a copy of the itinerary by clicking here)

 

0830   Depart from Harwood Outlets. Prompt! We will not wait!

 

0915am – 11.50am IGA Famille Duchemin.

La Ligne Verte leases the roof top from the IGA Famille Duchemin and provides organic vegetables to the store. Covering more than 25,000sq. ft. we will be given a guided tour of the farm and told the remarkable story of how the project evolved. https://www.iga.net/en/in_the_community/environnement/frais_du_toit

11.30am – 1pm        Palais de Congrès

Over 20,000 sq. ft. showcase of “greening and experimentation”. Beehives, a vineyard, urban farming scaffolds, container gardening and a vegetable garden which helps support the homeless organisation, La Maison Père – are all hidden from view in the middle of Montreal.

https://congresmtl.com/en/convention-center/sustainable-development/urban-agricultural-lab-of-the-palais-congres-de-montreal/

1.15 pm – 2.50pm Hotel William Gray in Old Montreal – Perché Terrace

Take a sweater! You will be eating outside on the terrace with views overlooking Place Jacques Cartier. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sales-expoldmtl/albums/72157686835567245

3.15pm – 3.50pm   A private Garden on a roof top in Pointe St. Charles.

Landscape artist, Juliette Patterson built a green roof atop the century-old former bank where she lives, complete with shrubs, trees, a wooden terrace and sedum and ornamental grasses. Please note there are 3 flights of outdoor stairs with rails. If you have a fear of heights, it may be advisable for you to abstain from visiting the garden.

 

5.00-5.30pm             ETA Harwood Outlets.

 

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TRIP #2 – Rural Beauty

A visit to The Laurentians

13th July 2019

(Print a copy of the itinerary by clicking here)

0800   Depart from Harwood Outlets. Prompt!

0910   Rest stop.

0930am – 11.00am The Lufty Farm, Gerry and Sam Lufty.

This 5 acre property is located on the side of a mountain with breathtaking views of the Lower and Upper Laurentians. The ancestral country home was completed in 1935 is surrounded by herbaceous gardens. Note the Lilac Alley on one side of the driveway, the White Garden, the stone lily pond and waterfall… and so much more. Gerry has two interesting residential projects for the development of the farm, so ask him about them.

11.10am – 1240pm The Lalonde Garden, Jacques and Deb Lalonde.

The Lalonde garden is the result of 25 years of learning, inspiration, collecting and lots of love and labour! There are surprises around every corner, including the 50’ waterfall descending into a pond bordered by a peaceful rotunda, a terraced perennial garden, the simplicity of the roof top French garden and the coolness of a shady woodland garden.

1.00pm – 2.30pm Lunch - L’Épicurieux in Val David.

“Nothing beats the quiet, the beauty and the farm to table ideal of a restaurant à la campagne”* A sharing lunch in a critically acclaimed restaurant.

https://montrealgazette.com/life/food/local-food-reviews/restaurant-review-fresh-air-fresh-tastes-at-val-davids-lepicurieux

2.45pm – 4.00pm Jean Brûlé of Aqua Design shares his inspiration with us. He was the first certified Aquascape designer in Quebec and his designs have not only won many awards but have been viewed in many books and magazines. We are fortunate to have Jean meet us to show us his celebrated “Signature Pond”. https://jardinsaquadesign.com/en/about-us/jean-brule-aquadesigner/

 

6.00pm          ETA Harwood Outlets.

*Lesley Chesterman 2018

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