www.gardeningtours.com has been creating bespoke tours for those who love flowers and gardens since 1998 and 2018 presents four tours sure to please those who like to travel in small groups, taking the time to enjoy, relax and come home truly inspired.
What a delightful tour this will be for you as you discover not only ancient summer palace gardens but Carmens and tiles and food and architecture. It has a bit of everything and will be a treasure trove of sights for those on it. Visits include Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla and Barcelona including Gaudi’s stunning Familia Sagrada.
Peonies and China go together because after all they have been growing there for 4000 years. The Beijing Botanical Garden is another perfect spot to not only check out plants but the Cherry and Peach trees in blossom and the Peonies in bloom. This tour is so full of incredible memories as you travel from Beijing to Shanghai. Also included is a delightful Afternoon Tea, a walk on the Bund and you never know what else….it is a very comprehensive and wonderful first-time tour.
Chelsea Flower Show & Gardens Tours May 22nd – 30th
The incomparable Chelsea Flower Show will surprise and delight but that is not all… Each garden you visit is unique and inspirational and so worthy of your visit. Pashley Manor – a romantic Tudor manor house surrounded by luscious gardens and sculpture, Merriments Gardens with their 20 enchanting show gardens and fabulous garden center, Great Dixter – an Arts & Crafts garden that was Christopher Lloyds life and lasting memory, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens – where Vita-Sackville West and Harold Nicolson breathed life, love and so much colour, Upton Grey – the most authentic Gertrude Jekyll restoration and the life’s goal of Rosamund Wallinger, West Green House Gardens – a magical garden that will surprise and delight, born a long time ago but brought back to glorious life by Marylyn Abbott and overflowing with creative energy, RBG Kew – on this very spot for over 250 years and it continues to grow, educate and amaze, Nymans – a garden lovers dream of intimate gardens surrounding a romantic house and ruins, Gravetye Manor – the last visit and one to leave you breathless with not only the gardens but joining together for your last time together in a lovely Michelin star lunch experience there. You also have a leisure day to do your own thing…
This is a very special tour for flower lovers and floral designers to enjoy. Spend a full day at Fleuramour 2018, a showcase of over a 100 world-class designers who transform a magnificent castle and surrounding courtyard and interior as well as the Church into a flower wonderland. 35 interior rooms bedecked in floral fantasy is indeed sensory overload but combine that with all the rest and well….you will be glad you came to enjoy and to learn. Walking tours in Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges highlighting the very special places that they are. You have a day of leisure to enjoy Bruges as this city is full of romantic canals and streets to wander.
All tours offer so much and what is included is individual for each tour…please visit and click on each day to view what is included in that day.
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