Italian 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. 

Italian Lakes – Como & Maggiore

Focusing on two of northern Italy’s most beautiful lakes, this exceptional journey is led by a Swiss botanist, with visits to outstanding gardens of classic Renaissance and later Italian style that are filled with masses of colour in spring, along with the famed Eisenhut Botanical Garden and nursery in Switzerland. We stay in attractive and stylish lakeside hotels with long views to the mountains.

Venice – Secret Gardens of Venice and the Veneto

Visits to little-known gardens of Venice, well off the main tourist trail, are complemented by an exploration of the quieter islands, with their private estates and market gardens, during a day out in the lagoon in a traditional “Bragozzo” boat. On the mainland, we visit the UNESCO-recognized Orto Botanico of Padua, established in the 16th century as a pioneering university botanical garden.