2018 Garden Holidays

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 Japan Garden Bridge small'SPRING IN JAPAN' 7th to 24th April 2018

Perfect if you have never been to Japan before, want to get off the beaten track and see the real Japan, or if you are travelling with a non-gardener.  It is all so interesting.

Our aim is to catch the cherry blossom in the spectacular Alpine regions, then come down to the coast of the sea of Japan, and then further south, to catch the gardens in a blaze of colour with spring bulbs, flowers and Azaleas. 

We make a base in each area and do day trips out. It is a much less touristed area of Japan, scenically very beautiful and unspoilt, and best of all the cherry blossom is reputed to be the best of anywhere in Japan. We explore scenic beauty, culture, history, art, and all that makes Japan so unique. Plus the most beautiful gardens in their spring colour glory.

Please contact us if you would like to register your interest to receive further information.
We are taking Provisional Bookings now 
with Fully Refundable Deposits to hold rooms for 2018.   


 SPAIN 2'A PASSION FOR SPAIN & MAJORCA' 3rd to 21st May 2018

BRAND NEW RELEASE - New itinerary is now available.

Catch the very colourful south of Spain in full spring glory, with balmy weather, plus the spectacular scenery and peace of Majorca, one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful islands. 

David and Merryle combine to give you all the good things of life in Southern Spain;~ the finest cuisine, gardens, wine, private homes, centuries of history, interesting locals to meet, art, and all the romance of Andalusia. Mountains, coast, ancient villages and historic towns, wildflowers, and to cap it all off – the lush and scenically spectacular Mediterranean island of Majorca complete with world class gardens. 

If you dont want to go straight home - There is the opportunity to "Add On" Bruges and Amsterdam with Merryle, or join David on "A Road Less Travelled across the Pyrenees" for a fortnight, or return home to Australia after the holiday.

Brand new itinerary for 2018. Places are limited on this small group holiday.

Please contact us if you would like to register your interest to receive further information.
We are taking Provisional Bookings now 
with Fully Refundable Deposits to hold rooms for 2018.    


PYRENEES small'THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED - ACROSS THE PYRENESS'
29th May to 13th June 2018 

David & Lucy lead food lovers through the Pyrenees - France & Spain.
So good - we have to do it again. 
Our 'Road Less Travelled Across the Pyrenees' holiday in 2016 had rave reviews from our guests. It was so good, all declare it has to go again. So we will be going again in 2018!

To the beautiful and fascinating Basque regions of both France & Spain, and up over the Pyrenees Mountains.

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We begin by exploring the exciting French city of Bordeaux. Before a scenic journey along the border lands of France and Spain. We discover the food, culture & history of the fiercely independent people who live in this picturesque area. Sea-faring and traditional agricultural practises still continue, and the Basque cuisine reflects this, with delicious and distinctive dishes.
We explore some of the prettiest villages on both sides of the border, as well as in the spectacular Pyrenees mountains, where Basque culinary traditions and culture still flourish. The French and Spanish Basque country is indeed a culinary and scenic paradise.

Please contact us if you would like to register your interest and receive full itinerary and costs.We are taking Provisional Bookings now for 2018 with a fully refundable Deposit, or you can choose to remain on the “Interested List” to receive all information, costs, and notification of vacancies.


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'ICELAND & ISLE OF MAN'
9th to 28th June 2018

BRAND NEW RELEASE - New itinerary is now available.
Small group holiday - Something very different.

We make a base first on the royal Isle of Wight, where the balmy climate produces flower filled streets and gardens. The island has pretty landscape and a wealth of interesting sights to see, as well as gardens filled with colour. 

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Our second island is the unique, independent, historic, and not often visited Isle of Man – A charming and spectacular island stay with much to interest all. 

We visit the fascinating area of the Norfolk Broads, a watery land of lakes, quiet islands, secluded villages, long history and glorious private homes and gardens. A very pleasant stay pottering around in boats. 

Finally an island like no other – Iceland. Here the landscape is on a dramatically grand scale, and the flowers tiny but exquisite. Iceland has friendly people with a unique culture, and is absolutely fascinating to explore. A holiday packed with interest, away from the crowds, and not to be missed. 

Brand new itinerary for 2018. Places are limited on this small group holiday.

Please contact us if you would like to register your interest to receive further information. We are taking Provisional Bookings now to reserve rooms for 2018 with a fully refundable Deposit. Or you can choose to remain on the “Interested List” to receive all information, costs and notice of vacancies.


JAPAN'GARDENS OF JAPAN IN THE FALL' 10th to 27th November 2018

DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS HOLIDAY, 
WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING AGAIN IN 2018

Japan in Autumn is a wonderland of colour. Japan's gardens are beautiful in their Autumn splendour.

The holiday is "Japan in a nutshell" - we experience the finest Japanese culture, history, shopping, crafts, scenery and food. The holiday is perfect for gardeners and non-gardeners to enjoy Japan together. First we stay in scenically spectacular Nikko National Park to experience Japan's wonders of nature. Then on to see a very different Japan, the bustling excitement, shopping and entertainment of Tokyo. We also have several multiple night stays to take in the "Must See" sights of Mt. Fuji; the mountain forests in autumn colour; beautiful coasts and islands of the Inland Sea; and absorb an ancient culture in several historic towns. We also have an extended stay in Kyoto, ancient capital and home to some of Japan's most beautiful gardens, traditional arts, cultural activities and authentic cuisine.

Please contact us if you would like to register your interest to receive updates. Itinerary and Costs are available upon request.