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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Upper Normandy has a wealth of remarkable gardens on the coast with a mild climate and acid soil. Inland country gardens amongst apple orchards, rolling hills and forests are inspirational. Some contemporary, some walled potager gardens, and all with enthusiastic owners. We venture further west to visit two exceptional gardens around Bayeux. All have a rich variety of trees and plants arranged with great panache. The two nurseries visited have excellent collections of plants. On the arrival day we include a visit to Monet’s sumptuous garden at Giverny before our journey to the hotel.
Our hotel is charming, most comfortable and well placed in the country near Dieppe. Le Clos Masure is an original Norman farmhouse and has been beautifully restored by its owners who are most welcoming. It has an excellent restaurant – table d’hôte.
The main travel is by Eurostar and TGV train, local visits by small coach.
Extensive gardens though fairly level.
Why not stay in Paris a few days before the tour starts.
We know of a few charming small hotels.