Plant Travels and Excursions


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Travel to Sikkim

Submitted by vanbauwel on Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:23

next year i gonna travel with a small group of  'plant-a-holics' to Sikkim. Have somebody been there ?

We visit the west and the east side of the Kangchenjunga mountain range. 

What can we expect?



King Creek canyon walk, Kananaskis Country, AB Sept. 5/14

Submitted by Lori S. on Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:30

After a very heavy snow in the high country on September 3rd (40cm reported where the highway crosses Highwood Pass at 2207m), there was still snow cover there and at high elevations throughout the area on September 5th.  Here's the view from the parking lot at Highwood Pass (Highwood Ridge in the third photo):

Finse - Geiteryggen

Submitted by Hoy on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:28

A one day walk from the railway station Finse to Geiteryggen crossing a ridge at about 1600m altitude. We arrived by train in the evening, spent the night at the cabin there ( ) and started walking early next morning arriving at Geiteryggen ( ) where we had our cars some hours later.

Finse and Finsevatn with sløke, Angelica archangelica in the foreground.

Planning trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany

Submitted by Jeddeloh on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:28

My husband and I are in the early stages of planning a trip to the Czech Republic, Hungary and possibly Berlin.  Can anyone suggest any gardens I should visit?  Like most NARGS members I'm pretty much a plantaholic so perennial gardens and woodland gardens are also fair game.  I'm not much of a tree person so I don't have much interest in arboretums unless they have a lot of interesting understory plants.  

My husband isn't much interested in gardening so I probably won't be able to devote more than a couple of days to garden visits.

romania and possibly bulgaria visit

Submitted by Baxendale on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:03

Dear members,i am thinking of visiting Romania for 1 month and possibly Bulgaria if stay for 3 months, Alone. have you any ideas. is there anyone i can contact out there. i have lists of many sites i hope to see jovibarbas, sedums and sempervivums.amongst other it safe to travel there,i am worried about possibly  bears, lynxs and wolves. what precautions will i need to take.