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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Normandy – Gardens from Dieppe to Bayeux

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    Just a short hop by Eurostar to Lille where we changed to a small coach heading towards Normandy but a visit to a wonderful garden broke our journey.  Maizicourt in Picardie is a small chateau with extensive gardens created by the owners taking the original trees as structure.  Arriving at...
  6. Hidcote Manor volunteers visit Menton

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    Hidcote Manor volunteer guides and gardeners have just been visiting Menton gardens with us. A highlight was the morning in Serre de la Madone, a beautiful Mediterranean garden created by Lawrence Johnston in the 1930s. The sun shone, snow was on the mountains nearby and we all enjoyed lunch with...
  7. Monty Don’s final episode of his French Gardens

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    French gardens on Monty Don’s final programme majored on artistic gardens.  In Provence Nicole de Vesian’s stunning garden La Louve at Bonnieux combines both her contemporary design style with the Provencal landscape of lavender and cherries. Cherry time at the end of May is when we visit Provence and La...