French Garden Tours

We arrange tailor-made tours for small groups of friends or colleagues (minimum six people) wishing to travel together to a special destination or for specialist horticultural groups.

We have the experience, know the good hotels and the best itineraries to offer. 

Cote d’Azur & Provence Gardens

Starting among sub-tropical vegetation on the coast and aromatic terraced gardens around Grasse, we continue into the vine-covered hinterland with its evocative stone pines and cypress trees. In the limestone Alpilles hills and the Luberon, we visit notable private gardens with their cloud pruned shrubs, lavender, cistus and rosemary, influenced by Nicole de Vésian, among other designers.

Provence Gardens & Cuisine

Offering an in-depth exploration of gardens both historic and contemporary, many by leading Provencal designers who planted with drought conditions in mind, set among the mountains and wild flora of the garrigue in southern Provence. Our base is the Hotel La Mirande in the centre of Avignon, with its Michelin Green Star restaurant and historic kitchen where the chef introduces us to the secrets of Provencal cuisine.

Normandy – Gardens around Rouen and the Coast

Features an excellent collection of gardens, some created in the early 1900s, while others are newly planted and as exuberant as they are inspiring. We note the influence of Piet Oudolf’s prairie garden style in some. In the coastal region, the warmth of the Gulf Stream and acid soil conditions offer rich conditions for rhododendrons, camellias, and superb hydrangeas – including a national collection.

– News Flash –

Moroccan Earthquake

We would like to convey our heartfelt concern and support for the people of Morocco following Friday’s earthquake. Many of you have travelled with us through the area most affected and have been so impressed by the beauty and grandeur of the country’s landscape and gardens, matched only by the kindness and warmth of the people.

We can confirm that Hassan, our guide in the mountains, and his family are safe, as are our driver Adil and his family. We await news of our guide in Marrakech, Hafid. Our thoughts are with them all.