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Our 2019 Tours

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2019 & English Gardens in the Cotswolds

    England

    Join us on 22 May 2019 for this 7 day tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and 10 exceptional historic and contemporary English gardens in the Cotswolds.  Boughton Castle, with a walled garden laid out by Gertrude Jekyll, Hidcote Manor, the Arts & Crafts masterpiece which is by far one of Britain's greatest gardens, the all-organic garden at Snowshill as well as the contemporary gardens at Broughton Grange Estate are just four of the 10 gardens that we visit on this tour and which are sure to leave you with a lasting impression of these two regions of the UK.   We return to London from the Cotswolds for the last night of the tour.  For those that can stay in London just a little longer we offer a complimentary visit to the newly opened Temperate House at Kew Gardens on May 28th, the last day of our tour.

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,4753,275
  • Chelsea Flower Show & English Gardens of Kent and East Sussex

    England
    Join us on 18 May 2019 for this 7 day tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and 10 exceptional historic and contemporary English gardens in Kent and East Sussex.  Sissinghurst Castle garden created by Vita Sackville-West, Christopher Lloyd’s Great Dixter with gardens designed by Lutyens, Gravetye Manor where Robinson’s natural style of gardening was borne and High Beeches, a magical woodland garden are just 4 of 10 gardens that we visit on this tour and which are all sure to leave you with a lasting impression of these two regions of the UK.  We return to London in time to visit the world famous Chelsea Flower Show where you will see first hand the work of some of the world’s best garden designers.   For those that can stay in London just a little longer we offer a complimentary visit to the newly opened Temperate House at Kew Gardens on the 24 May, the last day of our tour.
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,3312,881
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2019 & English Gardens in Kent, Surrey & Sussex

    England

    Join us on 22 May 2019 for this 7 day tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and 10 exceptional historic and contemporary English gardens in Kent, Surrey & Sussex.   Sissinghurst Castle garden created by Vita Sackville-West, Christopher Lloyd's Great Dixter with gardens designed by Lutyens,  Sheffield Park, with its Capability Brown landscaped garden and Gravetye Manor where Robinson's natural style of gardening was borne are just 4 of 10 gardens that we visit on this tour and which are all sure to leave you with a lasting impression of these three regions of the UK.   We return to London for the last night of the tour.  For those that can in stay in London just a little longer we offer a complimentary visit to the newly opened Temperate House at Kew Gardens on May 28th, the last day of our tour.

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,2882,848
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2019 & English Gardens of Oxfordshire

    England

    This tour starts in London on 18 May 2019.  Between 18:00-19:00 you'll have an opportunity to meet your tour leader and fellow garden visitors over complimentary welcome drinks.  Over the next 4 days we explore 10 exceptional historic and contemporary gardens in the English county of Oxfordshire.  Some of the gardens that we'll visit are: Rousham Park designed by William Kent in the 1730's, Hidcote Manor, the Arts & Crafts masterpiece which is by far one of Britain’s greatest gardens as well as a quintessentially English garden in Upton Wold set in 9 acres of land.  We return to London to visit the world famous Chelsea Flower Show. Here, you will see first hand the work of some of the world’s best garden designers.  On May 24 we offer a complimentary visit to the newly opened Temperate House at Kew Gardens.

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,3882,988
  • Garden Symphonies

    The Netherlands
    A Dutch Garden Tour
    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    1,6452,020
  • Hampton Court Flower Show & English Gardens of Hampshire

    England
    Join us on 29 June 2019 for this 7 day tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and 10 exceptional historic and contemporary English gardens in Hampshire. We visit Stourhead, the greatest surviving example of an 18th Century garden, the water gardens of Longstock, the kitchen gardens of West Dean House as well as the 1.5 acre garden at Bury Court upon which two contemporary master garden designers have left their mark. These are just four of the 10 gardens that we visit on this tour and which are sure to leave you with a lasting impression of this splendid region of the UK.  From Hampshire we return to London to visit the world famous Hampton Court Flower Show and gardens. For those that can stay in London just a little longer we offer a complimentary visit to the newly opened Temperate House at Kew Gardens on the 5th July, the last day of our tour.
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Moderate
    2,5073,127
  • The Villas & Gardens of Madeira

    Portugal
    Join us on 1 April 2019 for this 8 day tour of the Gardens & Flowers of Madeira.  Staying at the very comfortable 5* Vidamar Resort Hotel you'll meet your tour leader and fellow garden visitors during complimentary welcome drinks on the the first evening of your stay on the Island.   The second day will be spent introducing you to what has become known as Madeiran Garden Style.  With its superb mild all year round climate (between 73°F (23°C) - 61°F (16°C)) the Island has become an important destination for garden and plant lovers from all over the world.  Over the next 5 days we will explore the Island, its gardens and varied landscapes by luxury coach.  We'll visit 16 exceptional gardens each of which has been hand picked to represent the best the Island has to offer.  Of course, we'll visit the world famous Botanic Garden.  But we'll also explore the lesser known northern and eastern parts of the Island where we'll encounter the varied landscapes and different gardens that support more than 2000 different native plants that grow there.
    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    1,9242,324
  • The Villas & Gardens of the Italian Lakes

    Italy
    Join us on 14 May 2019 for this 7 day tour of gardens around the northern Italian lakes.  For centuries this area of Italy has attracted the wealthy and famous.  It has a subcontinental climate with cold winters and muggy summers; humidity is particularly high throughout the whole year and as a result, a wide variety of plant species can be grown here.  During our tour we'll visit world famous gardens on the islands of Isola Madre, Isola Bella and travel to the Swiss part of Lake Maggiore to visit the botanical gardens on Isole di Brissago. To end the tour we offer you a complimentary city visit to Milan and the opportunity to visit the Bosco Verticale, a vertical forest where two buildings have 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 perennials on their facade!   It's an incredible sight and a fitting end to this memorable tour.
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,5922,942
  • The Villas and Gardens of Rome and the Latium

    Italy

    Join us on this 6 day tour on 26 May 2019 and visit famous Italian Renaissance gardens around Rome and learn more about their features and historical importance.  You'll notice just how important water was in these gardens and how it was used to magnificent effect.  We'll have a full day of sightseeing in Rome accompanied by a very knowledgeable local guide who will take us to many of the lesser known sites of great historical interest. We'll also visit Castel Gandolfo one of Italy's most scenic towns and home of the Pope's summer retreat and its famous garden.  Our tour starts towards the end of May - the climate will be perfect and all the famous gardens around Rome that we plan to visit will be in exemplary order !

    6 Days
    5 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,3742,774
  • The Villas and Gardens of Tuscany

    Italy
    Join us on 20 May 2019 for this 7 day tour of the Villas and Gardens of Tuscany.  Over 6 days we’ll visit some of the best Italian Renaissance gardens in Tuscany and learn more about their features and historical importance. We'll visit Florence, Siena and Lucca and savour some fine local Italian cuisine each day during lunch.  Any tour to Tuscany wouldn't be complete without wine tasting - we'll have an opportunity to taste some of the best Chianti Classico wines near the charming town of Radda after having an exclusive lunch at the splendid Villa Chighi Centiale on day 6 of the tour.  This tour starts mid-May – the climate in Tuscany will be perfect and all the gardens that we plan to visit will be in exemplary order !
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,5342,934
  • Tulip Gardens: The Keukenhof, Bloemencorso and Private Gardens in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands
    Join us on 12 April 2019 for this 7 day tour when we'll visit the world famous Keukenhof Flower gardens where more than 7 million bulbs will be in flower during our visit !  Horticulture is an important part of Dutch culture and we're lucky to be here at the same time as the important Bloemencorso Flower Parade where floats of all shapes and sizes are festooned with Spring flowers and paraded with great pride around the local bulb growing area.  During this tour we'll also learn about the Tulipmania period of Dutch history, see ancient varieties of tulip in flower and follow one of the most spectacular tulip trails in the country: hundreds of acres of tulips of all different colours and types in bloom.  In contrast, we'll also visit the Royal Palace Het Loo and see its superb Baroque garden and discover the nature and landscape of one the Netherlands best National Parks during our visit to the world famous Kroller-Muller museum and sculpture garden.  What better place is there to visit in Spring than the Netherlands?
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    1,9062,456
35

Years of Experience

30

Countries Visited

Why Travel with Us?

After 35 years experience of organizing garden tours for discerning Dutch customers,  Garden Tours BV has partnered with GardenTours.com to offer its award winning tours to an international clientele under the GardenTours.com brand.

Knowledge & Network

We know what makes an exceptional garden tour experience for our customers.  For over 35 years we have visited most of the best gardens not only in Europe but throughout the world.

Over this time, we have built trusted relationships with many private garden owners that seldom open their doors to the general public.

We are experts in selecting only the best public and private gardens for our tour itineraries.

Professionalism & Experience

All our tours are accompanied by English speaking professional tour guides employed directly by us.   Many are multilingual and most work as garden writers, garden photographers or garden designers when they are not leading one of our tours.

Every year we organize around 100 different tours for Dutch, German, Belgian, British and American garden enthusiasts.  When you choose to travel with us, you can be sure that your tour guide will have already successfully led many tours to your chosen destination.

Travel in Comfort, Safety & Security

The safety, comfort and security of our customers is and has always been our first priority.

  • We select luxurious coaches driven by experienced coach drivers and owned by reputable companies for all our tours.
  • We choose the most exclusive comfortable hotels that we can find.
  • We constantly monitor government travel advisories for the countries that we visit and revise our itineraries accordingly. We take no risks.

We Organize Custom Group Tours 

We have unrivaled experience of developing group tours for specialist botanic societies, online and printed media brands and other organizations interested in offering new travel opportunities to their customers or members.

We listen carefully to your organizations needs and tailor tours to meet even the most exacting of requirements, interests and budget.  From the moment that you first make contact with us, you can look forward to working with our friendly professional staff who will develop a proposal for you.   Once accepted, we will take care of everything else.  We will even help you promote your tour if that is what you need.  We can offer group tours in English, Italian, Spanish, German, French or Dutch and will do everything required to make sure your tour is a great success.

If you are interested in organizing a garden tour for your group, then please contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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