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food • 3 days, 2 nights

Escape: Hudson Valley Botany

New York State
food • 3 days, 2 nights

Escape: Hudson Valley Botany

New York State
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  • Group Size 12 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Communities Up Close
from $1,620 USD per person
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Trip Overview

Join us in one of the most enchanting corners of the Hudson Valley for an immersive exploration of the burgeoning botanical scene and the people making it blossom. Over the course of three days, we’ll forage alongside a seasoned expert, take a tincture-making course from a local apothecary, and learn the art of arranging botanicals with our guide, a professional floral designer. Along the way, we’ll use all of our senses to learn about local ecosystems—from taking in the fragrance of a sustainable flower farm to digging into a plant-based, fire-roasted feast.

  • Expert-led foraging
  • Wild food picnic & cocktails
  • Visit to a sustainable flower farm
  • Floral design workshop
  • Tincture-making at an apothecary


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
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Trip Leader

Sylvia Lukach
The daughter of a florist and a gardener, Sylvia Lukach is the owner of Cape Lily, a floral design and travel business. Having studied in Paris, she is a fluent French speaker, passionate francophile, and pain au chocolat connoisseur. When she’s not creating florals for weddings and events, she leads botanical journeys to destinations of floral interest such as South Africa, England, France, and Japan for fellow flower and nature enthusiasts.

Additional Info


The Graham + Co is a small hotel located on three acres of private land in Phoenicia, New York. You'll have full access to the swimming pool, hammocks, badminton court, fire pit, picnic area, and bikes, which you can use to explore the grounds. 

The cost of this trip is based on double occupancy, in bunkhouse rooms that include single bunk beds and air conditioning with access to three shared common bathrooms. The Graham + Co offers a variety of upgraded lodging options, subject to availability, outlined below.

Standard Single: Cozy single rooms offer a modern and warm atmosphere. Each room includes a queen bed, private bath, and Tivoli radio. $90 per person (double occupancy), $320 per person (single occupancy). 

Standard Double: Spacious double rooms include two queen beds, private bath, and Tivoli radio. $130 per person (double occupancy). 


The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy in bunkhouse rooms that include single bunk beds and air conditioning with access to three shared common bathrooms. 

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the core of our experiences, there's a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:

Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost. You can book a private bunk-room for an additional $150, or a private standard single for an additional $320. After booking your trip, please request a single room and any room upgrades you'd like when you fill out your traveler information form, and we’ll add the charge to your final balance.

Arrival & Departure

We recommend you arrive in Phoenicia by 3 pm on Day 1. Our trip concludes in the afternoon on Day 3 and we recommend departing early that evening. 

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain.

  • Accommodation throughout the duration of the trip.
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • Experienced local guides to accompany you for the duration of the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events listed in your itinerary.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that the Hudson Valley has to offer!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue
  • Special access to unique places, hidden sites, and extraordinary experiences.
  • Transportation to and from Phoenicia.
  • Transportation throughout the trip. You’ll need to bring your own vehicle or carpool with other travelers.
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
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Trip FAQ

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you. Please note that all meals on this trip are plant-based.

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