2022 EMG NCC Pre-Conference Tours
Bonaventure Cemetery Projects
Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in Chatham County support the camellia collections and entrance gardens in Bonaventure Cemetery, an historic cemetery that dates back to 1846. Bonaventure is a Victorian cemetery featuring wandering paths under old growth trees and marsh-side views of the Wilmington River. It was a picnic destination for families while also a place of comfort for the bereaved. In addition to hearing about the history of this site, you'll hear from Master Gardeners about their ongoing projects, including the care and propagation of historic camellia varieties and a newly-installed native plant demonstration garden. Think this cemetery sounds familiar? You might remember it from the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. PLEASE NOTE: This is a walking tour. Participants will need comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Departs hotel at 12:30 pm, returns 4:30 pm. $50 each.
UGA MAREX Aquarium Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of University of Georgia’s Marine Extension aquarium! The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium is located on Skidaway Island, which is about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. You’ll have opportunity to explore coastal reptiles (!!) and touch tanks including whelks and crabs. You’ll also explore the maritime forest and marsh edge in a short hike. NOTE: This is a walking tour. Participants will need comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Departs hotel at 12:30 pm, returns 4:30 pm. $60 each.
Historic Savannah Trolley Tour
Enjoy a 75-minute trolley tour of Savannah’s historic district, including the famous squares, River Street’s cobblestones, iconic live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, and more! More information about Savannah Sightseeing Tours can be found here. NOTE: This tour is on an open-air trolley (no A/C). Departs hotel at 2 pm, returns 3:30 pm. $30 each.