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1954 Garden Tour

A 1954 SPRING GARDEN TOUR to Europe and England, has been arranged especially for members of Garden Clubs and Horticultural Societies and their friends interested in flowers and plants. The leader is Mr. Adrian Frylink, well-known horticulturist of Babylon, Long Island, lecturer and exhibitor at flower shows, and a Director in both The Horticultural Society of New York, Inc., and The International Flower Show, Inc.  Born in Holland, Mr. Frylink has many valuable connections in the countries to be visited, thus giving the members of the tour a unique opportunity to visit many magnificent estates and interesting nurseries not ordinarily open to the average tourist. The departure has been timed so that the members may spend Easter at home, sailing from New York in the Cunard Liner SS "Queen Mary" on April 28 and returning to New York on June 1. Later return can be arranged for those desiring to stay in Europe for the summer. Full information and detailed itinerary may be had from your Secretary's Office or by addressing Mr. Adrian Frylink at Babylon, N.Y. Highlights of the stay of nearly one week in Holland are the superb floral displays at the "Keukenhof" Exhibition and the thousands of acres of bulb fields in full bloom. The "Keukenhof" Exhibition is considered the most important show in Continental Europe. Great estates and renowned nurseries will be seen in Belgium, while in France the group will visit the formal gardens of celebrated chateaux, as well as estates in and near Paris. In England, the famed Chelsea Show, the Wisley and Kew Gardens and many private estates are part of the program.  This five weeks, all-expense conducted trip, especially planned for garden lovers, is priced under one thousand dollars, including tourist class round trip steamship passage.