Travel with us in comfort in 2020 and discover some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Gardens Illustrated customers receive a 5% discount on all tours booked before 31 December 2019 using coupon code GI2019 at checkout.
We know what makes an exceptional garden tour experience. For over 35 years we have been organising tours for British, American, Dutch, German and Belgian garden enthusiasts. Each garden that we visit is carefully selected by us and many of our tours include visits to private gardens that seldom open their doors to the general public. All of our tours are accompanied by English-speaking professional tour guides with botanical knowledge.
We also have unrivalled experience of developing group tours for botanic societies, online and printed media brands and other organisations interested in offering new travel opportunities to their customers or members. We listen carefully to your organisation’s needs and tailor tours to meet even the most exacting of requirements, interests and budget. Contact us today for more information.
From Aragon to Andalucia – Follow the Migrating Swallows
7 –18 November 2020 (12 Days), Group size: 20, Price: €3,180
From the architectural and artistic treasures of Catalonia, to the spicy, atmospheric flavour of Andalusia, from the modern buzz of Barcelona to the charming typical character of small Spanish villages, this fascinating garden journey through eastern Iberia will leave you with a lasting affection for this vast region’s cultural wealth.
Price includes: Luxury accommodation; 11 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 4 dinners; 1 wine tasting; entrance fees for the gardens visited; 24-hour emergency service.
Porto, Northern Portugal and Galicia’s Camellia Route
7 –14 March 2020 (8 Days), Group size: 20, Price: €1,841
The northwestern corner of Iberia is unique – retaining remnants of its Celt-Iberian origins, a wild, rugged coastland and a moist, granitic soil. Our tour blends horticultural interest with the architecture, landscapes, wines, cuisine and ‘hotels of standing’ of the region, packaged into a busy schedule to showcase the very best of all aspects.
Price includes: Luxury 4 & 5★ hotels; 7 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 3 dinners; 5 wine tastings; welcome drinks; entrance fees for the gardens visited; 24-hour emergency service
Chinese Gardens, Culture & Cuisine
28 June–11 July 2020 (14 days), Group size: 18, Price: €3,450
Imperial dynasties, the Red Guard and a new form of ‘capitalist communism’; there is hardly a country in the world with such a turbulent history as China. On this escorted tour you’ll experience the centuries-old gardens, architecture and cuisine of Beijing, Jinshaling, Chengde, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Longjing and Shanghai.
Price includes: Luxury 4 & 5★ hotels; 13 breakfasts; 13 dinners; 1st class train tickets; entrance fees for the gardens and venues visited; Shanghai airport transfer; 24-hour emergency service.
Garden Cruise to New Zealand & Australia
5–22 November 2020 (18 days), Group size: 30, Price: €6,246
This wonderful 18-day cruise aboard the MS Oosterdam from Holland America Line will take you from Auckland (New Zealand) to Sydney (Australia) via multiple exciting stops. At each port of call we take you to nearby sites of great cultural interest and visit some of the best gardens that each country has to offer. A truly unforgettable experience awaits!
Price includes: Accommodation aboard MS Oosterdam in a cat DD cabin; Stays in Auckland & Sydney in quality 4★ hotels; 17 breakfasts; 14 lunches; 16 dinners; entrance fees for the gardens and venues visited; 24-hour emergency service.
Gardens of America’s Pacific Northwest
31 May–10 June 2020 (11 days), Group size: 13, Price: €3699
An 11-day luxury escorted small group tour of spring blooms, gorgeous flowering trees, and so much more. Experience America’s horticultural paradise, the Pacific Northwest. This corner of the world has a very temperate climate – it rarely freezes or gets scorching hot – making it an ideal place for gardens and gardeners. Experience
18 public gardens and 8 private gardens, plus ferries, a float-plane ride and a sternwheeler cruise!
Price includes: Quality accommodation; 10 breakfasts; 5 lunches; 3 dinners; entrance fees for the gardens and venues visited; airport transfers; 24-hour emergency service.
The Dordogne and the Languedoc – Land of the Cathars and Troubadours
4 –11 October 2020 (8 days), Group size: 20, Price: €2659
We tour through some of the most famous landscapes in France. Our gardens vary from informal, private affairs to sweeping renaissance parterres attached to vast chateaux. Our tour finishes in the fabled walled city of Carcassonne, one of the greatest medieval glories of Europe.
Price includes: Quality 4★ hotels; 7 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 3 dinners; entrance fees for the gardens and venues visited;
24-hour emergency service
Chelsea Flower Show 2020 & Summer Gardens of Kent and East Sussex
16–22 May 2020 (7 days), Group size: 15, Price: €2,447
Sissinghurst Castle garden, Great Dixter and High Beeches are just three of ten exceptional gardens that we visit on this tour, which are all sure to leave you with a lasting impression of these two regions of the UK. We spend the last full day of the tour at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show where you will see first-hand the work of some of the world’s best garden designers.
Price includes: Quality 4★ hotels; 6 breakfasts; 1 lunch; entrance fees for the Chelsea Flower Show and gardens visited; 24-hour emergency service.
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