Review left 10/03/2022
Our knowledgeable instructor motivated us to examine how we wanted to use our gardens and natural space, feel in our space, and even what specific birds and butterflies we wanted to attract. The private gardens were absolutely beautiful -- each having its own identity yet inspiring us to think about how we could incorporate even a small feature into our own areas. What a treat to be invited into these intimate, private places! Montreat is a bit worn, but beautiful and accommodating. The meals were cafeteria-ish, but satisfied with vegetarian and hearty options. The trip organizer was always friendly & helpful. My fellow "classmates" from all around the USA were a joy to meet. The main hiccup was the transportation that Road Scholar recommended--He was poorly organized, didn't arrive at the time he put on my receipt, charged fellow guests varying prices, and charged my credit card three times with different rates. This aside, all-in-all it was a great trip!