2019 Garden Holidays

2019 Garden Holidays

 JUST ANNOUNCED

 


 

Japan Bridge small

'SPRING IN JAPAN' - April 2019

The real Japan - away from the usual tourist areas.

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 and flowers. 

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 of flowers.
The perfect holiday for a gardener and a non-gardener to enjoy. 

 Please contact us for full intinerary.


 

'ROSES IN BULGARIA & WILDFLOWERS IN ROMANIA' 

Late May & Early June 2019

We were blown away by the 'Wildflowers in Transylvania' holiday we took in 2017. This was only just a small taster. Now we are planning to see the bigger picture – the perfumed roses of Bulgaria, and the wildflowers of Romania. 

Bulgaria Lady 3 smallAUTHENTIC BULGARIA

The Valley of the Roses in Bulgaria is famous for fields of perfumed old-world roses, producing rose oil as it has for thousands of years. During late May and early June the valley is filled with the perfume of millions of roses, song & dance.
The people of the valley dress in traditional costume & celebrate harvest with days of festival. All is set amongst the stunning scenery of mountain and the Valley of the Roses.

 

BULGARIA IS A HIDDEN TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORY –Bulgaria Town small
LETS GO BEFORE THE TOURIST HORDE FINDS IT

Ancient villages in the Valley of Roses, have historical treasures from thousands of years of history. Life goes on here as it has for centuries. We explore Plovdiv - Europe's oldest town, with continuous settlement for some 8,000 years, as well as other ancient towns & villages set amongst stunning natural scenery, wildflowers and traditional Bulgarian life.

 

Bulgaria Wildflowers smallWE LOVE THE WILDFLOWER MOUNTAIN PASTURES
& "MUST SEE" UNTOUCHED RURAL LIFE OF ROMANIA

In 2017 an intrepid band of us jaunted up into the wildflower meadows, ancient towns and untouched rural villages of the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania. We loved it.
So in this holiday we are venturing even further afield in the mountains of Romania.
There is no where else left in Europe like it.
It is a "must see" before it is forever lost.

Record your interest now to receive more information as it is released.


 

ALPS HILL smallGourmet Gardeners  'AUTUMN ACROSS THE ALPS' 

Foliage, flowers & food in Switzerland, Italy, Austria & Solvenia 

Mid September 2019

David, Merryle & Lucy combine their talents to bring you spectacular autumn foliage colour, great food and wine, exclusive private homes & gardens, fun in history, & exceptional mountain scenery across the roof of Europe. Even if you have visited these countries before – this is a holiday like no other, into the most private domains, delicious hidden eating experiences, Europe's most majestic scenery. 
 
Record your interest now to receive more information as it is released.
 

 

Please contact us if you would like to register your interest 
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