Wildflowers, Wildlife & Spectacular Landscapes
Horticulture Society Tour
July 10-20, 2019 - WITH optional Post-trip voyage in SE Alaska, July 20-27, 2019 on the National Geographic Quest
We invite you to join us to explore the wonderful
wildflowers, wildlife and spectacular landscapes
of Alaska in 2019!
Alaska possesses a profusion of native plants from
streamside to mountainside. There are more than
1,500 plant species in the 49th state, from sea level
to just below the snow line. Summer is the bountiful
time for flowering plants, their pollinators, and large
mammals who feed on the nutritious flowers or bulbs.
On this expedition, we will traverse Alaska from
Anchorage to Seward, traveling along the scenic Cook
Inlet and spectacular Chugach Mountains, and then
up the Denali Highway to Denali National Park.
We will hike on Hatcher Pass, and see stately
forests, botanic gardens, scenic streamside walks
teeming with flowers, and dwarf tundra plants on
the mountain tops. We'll explore Denali National
Park, the finest park and wildlife preserve in Alaska,
and then visit Fairbanks in the interior of Alaska.
Leading this expedition will be David Wimpfheimer,
an excellent naturalist and leader of many Betchart
Alaska Expeditions, and John Burns, a botanist
with years of Alaska expertise. Joining them will be
local experts.We hope you will join our exploration of this vast
and beautiful land!
Pacific Horticulture Tours
$4,995 plus air