We arrange bespoke tour itineraries for small groups of friends or colleagues wishing to travel together to a special destination or for specialist horticultural groups. The minimum numbers are eight guests who will be accompanied by Susan or her specialist guides. We have the experience, know the good hotels or lodges and the best itineraries to offer. The itineraries below are examples of bespoke tours. Tailor-made programmes can be arranged for your personal preferences.
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The Provencal landscape of farmhouses or mas, vineyards and typical unspoilt villages set the scene as we pass along avenues of majestic plane trees. Our visits encompass both traditional farmhouse-style gardens and contemporary, Mediterranean country gardens. Most gardens are privately owned. Wild poppies in the cornfields, roses and lavender abound. The craggy limestone Alpilles are a focal point around St Rémy, while the forested Luberon hills have perched hill-top villages.
We stay for the first few days at the comfortable Château de Mazan on the edge of the medieval perched village of Mazan, moving afterwards to the attractive town of St Rémy-de-Provence at the foothills of les Alpilles to the contemporary Hotel de l’Image. Both are charming with an attractive garden and good pool.
We use a comfortable minibus and the travel distances are short, a little longer to the Camargue.
Fairly level walking, terraced gardens.
A particularly good collection of private gardens reflecting innovative garden design in Provence.