Enjoy 2023 Tours and Look Ahead to 2024

Welcome to FGCCT Tours! Our tours are custom crafted with you, our garden club members, in mind. You are welcome to register for a tour if you are a member of a FGCCT garden club.

The Italian Garden - October 24-November 3, 2024

The island of Sicily has always been at the crossroads of history. Settled by Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vikings, and Normans, the island has an unparalleled mixture of cultural heritage.


Palermo, Agrigento, Marzamemi, Siracusa, Taorimina.

The Delmarva Peninsula October 5-8, 2024

One place left

The Delmarva Peninsula


  • Mount Cuba
  • Assateague Island State Park
  • Village of Saint Michael’s
  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Sailing the Chesapeake
  • Duke Farms


Washington DC and Annapolis - May 1-4, 2024

Washington DC and Annapolis are alive with Spring

Staring at Andalusia House and Gardens in Pennsylvania

Then off to Washington DC to dine at Chef Geoff’s West end Restaurant.

Bishop’s Garden and National Cathedral.

Dunbarton Oaks.

The United States Naval Academy.

William Paca Gardens.

Culminating at the Estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood Gardens.


Galapagos: January 13 - 23, 2024

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A Private Tour Featuring:

  • Quito, San Jorge ECO-Lodge & Botanical Reserve
  • Galapagos Island Cruise
  • San Cristobal Island & Galapaguera
  • Cerro Brujo, Espanola Island, Gardner Bay
  • Suarez Point, Cormorant Point/Champion Inlet, Post Office Bay & Turtles Trail
  • Ecuadorian Highlands and the Amazon
  • Sacha Lodge Featuring a unique Canopy Walkway


Brochure Registration and Terms

Galapagos Islands

Sacha Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazon

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park - August 10 - 17, 2024

We tour a National Park every year.   Our Glacier National Park tour will take us to Waterton Lakes National Park, Kalispell, Glacier National Park and a day touring Banff & Yoho National Parks. We will tour gardens in Calgary and Kalispell.    We arrive and depart from Calgary, so passports are needed.

The Gardens of Scotland - June 23 - July 3, 2024

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Looking ahead to 2024

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST! Please join the interest list for any tour.

There is no obligation for a FGCCT member to register interest. Register your interest by contacting tours@ctgardenclubs.org

You will be the first to receive a brochure when available.

Looking ahead to 2024:


  • Cape Ann July

General Policies

Membership in FGCCT allows you to invite and co-share a double occupancy room with one non-member guest. Single rooms for non-members may become available due to cancelations or other circumstances on request only. A non-member (excluding spouse) pays an additional surcharge.

FGCCT strongly recommends that each participant purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance coverage. Additional medical coverage is vital for tours that visit locations your medical insurance does not cover. Besides comparing the insurance offered by some tour agents, please also check insureyourtrip.com or aardy.com to be sure you are getting the best coverage for you. Please do not automatically assume the tour agent will have the best policy.

When filling out your registration form, please advise us of any food or other severe allergies.

Our tours are designed to be interesting and accommodating to a range of our travelers. The tours attempt to be moderate with respect to physical demands but can be challenging to some in pace, walking speed, terrain and endurance. Touring gardens can be up and down on uneven surfaces. Often, we are on our feet for over an hour without a chance to sit or rest. Our travelers can always sit out an activity during the tour. Please carefully consider your ability to enjoy the tour and feel free to contact me if you want to discuss any concerns you may have.

The FGCCT is making a concerted effort to reduce single use plastics. No plastic water bottles will be provided. Please bring your sturdy reusable water bottle to refill at refill stations, hotels and restaurants along the way. On bus tours, we will have a large water container with a spigot for refills also. Help keep plastics out of our waterways by reducing single plastics in your life!

Please register your interest or join our Tours Committee by emailing tours@ctgardenclubs.org