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Travel Opportunities

Professional & Continuing Education and the Institutes offer a variety of travel opportunities throughout the year. These trips, both domestic and international, provide an opportunity to learn about design in different venues along with experts in the field.

2014 Travel

Cultural Landscape Studio: Malta
June 2- July25, 2014: on-line instruction
June 14 - 24, 2014: on-site intensive at the Villa Bologna
Instructor: Allison Crosbie

Students will learn how to prepare a Cultural Landscape Report during this 8-week intensive course offered online, from June 2- July 25, which features a two-week on-site field experience researching and documenting the garden landscape of the eighteenth century Villa Bologna on the island of Malta. See course description 

$1692 for 3 undergraduate credits
$2,534 for 3 graduate credits
$1,269 for audit
The trip fee: $1300 based on participation of 15 students combined programs (includes accommodations,
ground activities, program materials, welcome and farewell dinners in Malta)

Students are responsible for arranging for and paying the roundtrip air travel to Malta and meals. Registration and trip fees are payable to the BAC per the following schedule:

Deposit to reserve place in the course: $700, due March 28, 2014. The deposit is non-refundable.  
Open for course Registration: April 28-May 27, 2014  
Balance trip fee due by May 27, 2014
For questions and additional information, please call Heather Heimarck, Director, The Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute Presents:
Southern Italy: Gardens and Landscapes of Puglia, the Amalfi Coast and Rome.
Southern Italy
April 3-12, 2014

What better place to go to discover five hundred years of garden making, from the Renaissance to the 21st century, than southern Italy? From the spare lines of historic parterres to the modern invention of a garden of waves, from fantasy architecture to ancient ruins draped in fragrant wisteria to a 20th century master's interpretation of enclosed color gardens - our program will offer a rich and inspiring window into the heart of garden design.  

For more information, please email pce@the-bac.edu

Meet Tour Leader Nan Sinton
The LI Travel Expeditions are led by Nan Blake Sinton. As director of programs for Horticulture magazine Nan has developed, organized and led an international series of garden seminars and tours. An experienced educator and designer, Nan was also the director of public programs at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum and has been leading garden design programs to Portugal since 1995.


Biography: MS, Boston University; CAS, University of Georgia; BA, Queen's University of Belfast; Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London; president and co-founder, Sinton & Michener Associates Inc.; co-authored with Dr. David C. Michener, the Taylor's Guide to Ground Covers (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001). She is a horticultural educator, garden designer, writer, and national lecturer on design and planting; her work in horticultural outreach and education has been recognized by the Garden Club of America, and was Massachusetts Horticultural Society 2005 Gold Medal winner.



2013 Travel

The Green Apple Tour
New York City

Spend three days on a guided exploration of Manhattan's and Brooklyn's finest examples of green buildings, developments and parks! Start your tour here and see what the Green Apple has in store!

To reserve your place please contact us at pce@the-bac.edu or call 617.585 0101
Package One: Three nights hotel, tours and transportation while in NYC $1250 (double occupancy), $1700 (single)*
Package Two: Tours and transportation while in NYC $450.00*
*Transportation to/from NYC, meals, parking, and incidentals not included.
For more information, please email pce@the-bac.edu

Japan: Gardens and landscapes in Kyoto and Southern Korea
Japan and a special prequel visit to South Korea
October 24-November 8, 2013 - This Trip Is Full

Japan, the ‘Land of the Rising Sun' has one of the great world traditions of garden design. In November the gardens of Kyoto glow with the changing leaf colors of the famed maples set against the deep green of moss and the tones of raked gravel and ancient stones. This storied city, preserved from destruction during World War II, has been an artistic, religious and commercial center for over a thousand years.

Korea, the ‘Land of Morning Calm' has a 5,000 year old history and its own traditional garden culture. With four distinct seasons its wealth of native plants and varied topography combine in a landscape described as geumsu gangsan -‘a land of picturesque rivers and mountains as if embroidered on silk.

This natural beauty has led to the development of a landscape style that differs in many ways from the classic styles of China and Japan, notably in its use of a wide range of plants, chosen not only for their symbolism, such as the ‘four gentlemen' of bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum and plum, but also for their variety.
For more information, please email pce@the-bac.edu