Garden Club Private Tour

The Nature Bus Garden Tour Historic Garden Tour Eyre Hall Garden Eastern Shore Virginia

TOUR NAME: Garden Club Private Tour 

DATE: Friday, April 7, 2023
Rain date: no rain-date selected; we will go rain or shine (we provide umbrellas) 

DURATION (7 hours ROUND TRIP): 8:45 am – 3:45 pm (traffic dependent; flexible return time) 

Please arrive at 8:30 am to board the bus. (REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach) to board the bus. 

PRICE: $840 for group tour 


Meet at REI at 8:45am.
Depart REI at 9am
Arrive Eyre Hall Gardens approx. 10am (located at 3215 Eyrehall Drive, Cape Charles)  We will be on our own as tour guide is not available.
Depart Eyre Hall at 11:15am
Arrive at Bay Haven Inn at 11:30am. There we will meet the Inn Owner, Master Gardener Tammy.  She will provide a tour of her garden at the Inn and walk us a couple of blocks to a Youth Garden as well.  (The Inn is located at 403 Tazwell Avenue, also in Cape Charles)
Lunch at 1pm (Oyster Farm)
Return to REI by 3:45 (traffic dependent) 

– Air conditioned/heated new vehicle
– Transportation
– All fees (including admission/permit/tolls, excluding food/drink)
– Expert pre-planning services with Debbi Babashanian as the tour guide)

– $ for your lunch (Debbi in the process of making lunch reservations at Oyster Farm for 1pm)
– Your digital/printed ticket
– Printed/signed waiver (please print at home, sign and bring to board the bus)
– Photo ID
– Cash (it is customary to tip 15%+ to the guide)
– Water bottle, sunscreen, sunhat if it is a hot day
– insect repellant or bug suit if preferred (mostly recommended for forested tours)
– Rain jacket/umbrella if needed (we go in light rain)
– Closed-toed/tennis shoes/boots (if could be muddy if it rained the day before)
– Snacks for your pocket when walking outdoors (please no eating/drinking on the bus)
– $20 cash if you’d like to purchase The Nature Bus t-shirt! You’ll love it. Can only be purchased on board the bus. 

Important NOTES  “Know before you go” ~

*We go “light rain” or shine. See our weather policy FAQs  page. Please dress for the weather. In the case of rain, we simply take cover and wait it out. We provide umbrellas.  ALL SALES FINAL/NO REFUNDS

*PLEASE: Eating, drinking, chewing gum is not permitted on the bus. Please arrive 15-30 min before departure. Save time at check-in by bringing your signed waiver. No restroom on board the bus; arrive early enough to use the rr at REI/Fresh Market grocery store. We will make rr stops throughout the tour. We cannot wait for latecomers because we must adhere to our planned itinerary. Therefore we must pull away at the exact departure time. We cannot receive telephone/text calls to let us know your are running late because we will driving and using the phone as a GPS.
*ALL OUR TOURS INVOLVE WALKING; GUESTS SHOULD EXPECT VARYING DEGREES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Due to lack of storage space, the bus cannot accommodate wheelchairs or walkers.

COVID SAFETY MEASURES: We care about the health and safety of those participating in our nature experiences. The bus is sanitized between each tour. Feel free to open your window if you prefer. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have a fever. If you cannot go, pass your ticket on to a friend or neighbor. Federal Law no longer “requires” masks be worn on airplanes, trains and buses, however we strongly recommend them in the closed in space; masks are optional.

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  • If you have any questions, please text/call the owner. Suzanne 757-288-9595


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350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States

  •  April 7, 2023
     8:45 am - 3:45 pm