As the nights draw in and the weather becomes wintery – at least in the northern hemisphere – we look forward with anticipation to the opening up of travel once again in 2022.
We offer a programme to tempt the palate concentrating on southern Europe and two exceptional destinations in Africa. From the rose-filled gardens of Venice to the cherry orchards in bloom in Morocco and the wine estates of South Africa, our tours cater to a wide range of tastes.
There will be a welcome return to Africa with two contrasting tours. The first, in March, encompasses gardens of Marrakech and Taroudant, and the Atlas Mountains in springtime. In November, we travel to South Africa’s Western Cape region where we visit superb gardens and wine estates, and outstanding private reserves with their abundant flora and fauna.
Information about all our public tours in 2022 is available HERE. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details, or to discuss a proposed booking. You may rest assured that we will continue to monitor the situation regarding Covid-19 and to keep you informed if changes become necessary to the programme.
In addition, we are happy to arrange bespoke tours for private groups, and we welcome your enquiries in this respect.
We look forward to welcoming you as we set out in spring 2022!
Normandy – Gardens of Upper Normandy & Picardy.
12 -17 September 2020
The region has a wealth of remarkable gardens, some contemporary in design, while others are laid out as traditional walled gardens. All are privately owned. Our tour offers a chance to discover some beautiful properties, with exceptional designs and planting, in one of the country’s richest agricultural areas.
NEW Avignon – Cuisine, Markets and Gardens of Provence.
19 – 24 October 2020
Our tour is centred on the tastes and flavours of Provence. It combines an irresistible blend of visits to producers and markets with cooking demonstrations and an opportunity to enjoy hands-on experience in the Michelin-starred kitchen of Hotel La Mirande. Autumn is an ideal time to visit: the days are warm and mellow, and nature’s colours and produce are richly rewarding.
Gardens of Lisbon, Sintra and the Douro Valley
27 September – 04 October 2021
NEWS UPDATE: Portugal is on the British Government’s “Green List” for passengers travelling from England with effect from 17 May 2021, with the rest of Great Britain expected to follow soon after*
Our Portugal garden tour features a selection of exceptional gardens and wine estates. We discover a wealth of styles and influences, including Moorish walled gardens with their ceramic tiles, pools and citrus trees, formal designs with parterres, and the great gardens in Sintra landscaped in the Romantic style. Magnificent collections of trees are also a notable feature. The tour culminates with visits to gardens and wine estates of the Douro Valley, where we taste the produce of this most beautiful region of the country.Find out more…