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  1. Menton, Mimosa and the Lemon Festival – 24 February to 03 March 2015

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    Protected to the north by the mountains, and facing the Mediterranean sea, the mild micro-climate of Menton has encouraged plant collectors to create beautiful gardens amongst the steep terraces of olive groves and citrus trees. Strong elements of Italian design have influenced Menton’s villas and gardens as it remained part...
  2. Namibia Safari Tours

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    Two fabulous repeat tours to Namibia feature in our annual programme with completely different itineraries. Our first tour is in March travelling in the green season in northern Namibia and on to the fabulous Okavango Delta in Botswana plus a day at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Wildlife and birds...
  3. Summer 2013

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    A wonderful warm and sunny summer season this year and gardens have really benefitted. Our kitchen gardens and orchards are yielding fabulous, delicious produce. Rosa mutabilis chinensis is thriving in my garden reminding me of the Landriana gardens near Rome. This rose grows prolifically under the beautiful Melia azedarach. I...
  4. Normandy Gardens from Dieppe to Bayeux

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    1st – 6 September 2014 This area of Normandy is remarkable for it’s wealth of beautiful gardens. Islands of acid clay soil within a region that is predominantly chalk, plus a mild climate means that the variety of planting styles are very varied. Our visits included several gardens around Varangeville...
  5. South Africa – The Western Cape 2014

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    Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves 06 – 18 November 2014 Our tour was recommended by Robin Lane Fox in his article appearing in the Financial Times on 07 February.  The gardens in the Western Cape are exceptional; created by enthusiastic, creative gardeners, their range of plants is impressive.  The Mediterranean...
  6. Prieure d’Orson

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    Patrice Taravella is a man of many talents; a sort-after architect specialising in restoration projects who has made his name in garden design.  A wonderful host at the Prieuré d’Orsan, a Relais & Chateau Hotel with just six luxury rooms, and a talented chef, one of his great passions. Prieuré...
  7. Education For All – Morocco

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    We support this well-worth charity set up by Mike McHugo and run by local people and volunteers in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Very few girls from the rural communities of the High Atlas Mountains get the opportunity of continuing their education beyond primary school. A remarkable man, Mike realised that...
  8. Namibia – Deserts, Dunes and Canyons

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    Our first trip to this amazing country to discover the flora, fauna and the geology. An excellent flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg arriving at a private game reserve of 70,000 hectares late afternoon. Cameras were immediately in use for the game arriving at the nearby water hole. An early morning...
  9. Loire and Le Berry – Decorative Potager Gardens

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    We had a good start sipping champagne in the sunshine outside Lille station while waiting for the train taking us to Tours.  Our final leg of the journey by mini-bus was through the countryside of La France Profonde to Le Berry and Le Prieuré de Notre Dame d’Orsan, our Relais...