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RHS Garden Holidays

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  • Embark on historical journey, featuring some of the America’ most sublime gardens. Explore the famed Nolen Greenhouses of the New York Botanical Gardens. Meet the Master Gardener at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Stroll the Ladew Topiary Gardens with the Head of Gardens. See the stunning Chanticleer Garden, also known as the Pleasure garden. Discover Longwood Gardens, internationally-renowned horticulture centre covering 1,050 colourful acres during a privately-guided tour of their greenhouse. Step back in time at the 18th century Bartram Gardens. Stop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a behind-the-scenes tour. Explore stunning Monticello with a master gardener. Visit the United States Botanic Garden and Hillwood Estate and Gardens. Along the way, see the sights in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
  • This once-in-a-lifetime garden experience offers the perfect blend of New Zealand’s horticultural beauty and stunning scenery. Tour three private country gardens in Queenstown on an exclusive expert led experience. Discover the house and meticulous gardens of Kate Sheppard, the celebrated leader of the women’s suffrage movement in New Zealand. Visit the Hamilton Botanic Gardens for an expert led tour then a talk with the Director Peter Sergel. Taste fine New Zealand wines in a garden with a local expert. Partake in morning tea and a tour of the stunning Gwavas Homestead. Dine at the Skyline Restaurant in Queenstown. Explore Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle at a private breakfast. Traverse the countryside on the way to spectacular Mt. Cook National Park. Indulge in a special “Taste of Fiordland” dinner. Discover the beauty of the famed private Ayrlies Garden and the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. And that’s only the start of this grand journey.
  • Spend 6 days in the eternal city of Rome on a garden adventure. You are in for a treat when a Vatican garden expert leads you through the ancient statutes, medieval fortfications and monuments dating back to the Renaissance era. Journey to Castelgandolfo for a guided visit of the magnificent gardens surrounding the papal summer residence. Immerse yourself in the beauty ancient Ninfa as you venture through the quiet streets with an expert guide and immerse yourself in a tranquil garden framed by the city’s classical ruins, opened exclusively for your group. Take in the stunning views of the gardens of Villa d’Este. Tour the gardens at Villa Lante, influenced by the Mannerist phase of Italian Renaissance. Be enchanted by the array of colour and pleasant aromas of 7,000 rosebushes at Roseto Vacunae Rosae.
  • featuring Lisbon, Sintra and the Azores
    Join us as we uncover the exotic gardens of Portugal. Experience the Quinta da Regaleira and Monserrate Palace & Gardens with landscape architect Gerald Luckhurst. Marvel at the collection of plants in Lisbon Estufa Fria greenhouses. Explore magical Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Lisbon, Europe’s second- oldest capital city. Immerse yourself among the 3,000 species of plants in Terra Nostra Park and see the world’s largest camellias collection. Enjoy a private tour of the royal gardens of Queluz Palace, known as the “Versailles of Portugal” and romantic Antonio Borges Botanical Gardens, the largest municipal garden in the Azores. Visit the estate garden of Jose do Canto and the gardens of Santana Palace. Marvel at the fascinating landscapes of Fire Lake and the twin lakes of Sete Cidades. Explore the geothermal wonderland of Furnas Valley. Savour local tea, liqueurs and lunch cooked by the volcanic earth’s heat. Throughout your journey immerse yourself in the wonderful climate, delightful cuisine, and marvellous gardens.
  • Get to know the horticultural treasures of Padua and the Italian Lake Region that are steeped in history. Begin your garden experience in Padua where you’ll spend time at the first botanical gardens in the world. Meet the owner of the Baroque style Valsanzibio Gardens and partake in gardening workshop. Experience the Italian Lake District, featuring gardens of exotic and rare plants in the most ideal climate. There you’ll have magnificent vistas that surround this horticultural paradise. Spend time in Varese, known as Italy’s garden city. Explore one of the most spectacular gardens in all of Italy, the Villa Carlotta, built at the end of the 17th century. Travel by ferry to the romantic town of Bellagio to see stunning gardens and grounds. Head to Como to tour even more gardens with a member of the Cicogna Mozzoni family and immerse yourself in true Italian heritage. Finish off your trip in Lake Maggiore’s Barromean Islands at the spectaculat Isola Madre and Isola Bella and stroll through gardens featuring rhododendron, azaleas, pergolas of ancient wisteria, and camellia blossoms.
  • Set off in the land of castles, palaces, and gardens where you’ll enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco performance, and have the chance to visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites including: the Cathedral of Seville and Alhambra palace, a romantic hilltop palace fortress. Begin your trip in Granada, composed of romantic gardens and nazarie orchards. Join a garden architect tour of the Generalife Gardens, the most well-known gardens in Spain. Visit Seville’s beautiful Maria Luisa Park, the magnificent Royal Palaces of Alcazar and its many beautiful gardens. In Jerez de la Frontera, the heart of sherry wine country, visit Tio Pepe for a tour and tasting. Experience the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art’s palace and gardens before the artistry of a “dancing horses” equestrian ballet. Stroll through the gardens of Murillo, see Ronda’s Alameda del Tajo Gardens, set on the edge of the El Tajo Gorge, and enjoy a walking tour of Santa Cruz Quarter highlights with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets! This 7 day, 10 meal excursion is a mecca of gardens, palaces and castles with regional wine included in every dinner!
  • Embark on a journey to Japan, a nation internationally acclaimed for its gardens and appreciation of horticulture. From Tokyo to Kyoto, temples to stunning gardens, this exclusive tour offers a better understanding and appreciation for the gardens and landscape of this East Asian land. Visit two of the Big Three Gardens of Japan, several other well-known gardens, and some handpicked favourites of the locals. Additional highlights include travel via the famous Shinkansen, or “bullet train,” to Kanazawa and Osaka; a visit to a local farm; and a cruise on Sumidagawa River in Tokyo.
  • Join us as we explore the horticultural brilliance and breathtaking architecture of Paris. Discover the grandeur of the glory days of King Louis XIV’s as you stroll through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles and admire the “Grandes Eaux” majestic musical fountain show. Enjoy the unique experience of private guided tours in gardens at Chateau de Courances and Andre Eve Rose Gardens and Nursery. Be personal guests of the owners at the gardens of Plessis Sasnieres, a countryside oasis. The caretakers of Chateau de Villandry walk you through their splendid Renaissance style gardens. Experience the captivating Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s 22nd annual International Garden Festival. Step back in time in Bois Richeux medieval gardens. At Giverny see why these tranquil gardens inspired Monet’s greatest works. Savour the famed food and wine of the region at a well-known winery in the Loire Valley and dining at local restaurants throughout your journey.
  • Revel in the beauty of England and Scotland as you set forth on a horticultural discovery. Enjoy an expert led tour at Wisley, the Royal Horticultural Society’s stunning flagship garden. Enjoy the stately elegance of The Savill Garden, renowned as one of England’s most treasured ornamental gardens. Explore Cambridge and the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Stroll the narrow lanes of York and see the mythic Sherwood Forest. Visit Harlow Carr, the splendid RHS garden in North Yorkshire for an exclusive workshop on garden design. An expert guides you through the spectacular Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh before you complete your trip with a rollicking evening of Scottish entertainment and traditional dishes. From landmark gardens and country estates to cosmopolitan London, experience Britain from a new perspective.
  • featuring the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
    Join us on a cultural tour of Britain, highlighted by the annual Chelsea Flower Show. Enjoy ‘members only’ opening day at this spectacular event! Gather together during a welcome dinner with your hosts, the Royal Horticultural Society. Take a locally-guided panoramic tour of London. Enjoy dinner in a traditional British pub. Stroll the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, favoured home of Henry VIII. Visit Kew, home of the Royal Botanic Gardens - truly one of the world’s most impressive horticultural collections. Explore Wisley Garden, the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden, as well as The Savill Garden, revered as England best ornamental garden. And complete your trip with a private gala dinner hosted at the Royal Horticultural Society at the Royal Horticultural Hall in Central London.
  • Join us and experience the breathtaking sites, famous gardens and multicultural charm of South Africa. Journey to Karoo Desert for an exclusive look at the Karoo Botanical Garden. Explore stunning garden architecture during privately guided visits to the Garden of St Christopher, Stellenberg Gardens and the century’s old Vergelegen vineyard. Explore the Walter Sisulu National Botanic Garden, named for the courageous anti-apartheid activist. Enjoy private tours of the Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay and the acclaimed Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, where you take part in an exclusive seminar of your choice! Indulge in a wine tasting dinner in the Winelands region and journey to the top of Table Mountain. Enjoy natural marvels including Stellenbosch Botanical Garden, Featherbed Nature Reserve, and Wilderness National Park.
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