Why Visit the Most Beautiful Gardens in the World with Us?

We love gardens.  We also know what makes an exceptional garden tour, because for over 35 years we have been constantly searching out and visiting some of the world’s best gardens.  This has enabled us to build trusted relationships with many private garden owners.  Many of them allow us to include their gardens in our itineraries even though they seldom open their doors to the general public.

So, whether you want to visit gardens in the Netherlands, England or France or want to visit gardens further afield in China, Japan or Argentina you can be sure that we have a garden tour suited for you !

Our Tours
  • 14 Day Tour of The Villas & Gardens of the Italian Lakes & Tuscany 2020

    Italy
    14 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
    Visit 19 exceptional villas & gardens around the Northern Italian Lakes (Como & Maggiore) and Tuscany.  This tour includes city visits to Milan, Florence, Lucca and Sienna and is accompanied by experienced tour leader with botanical knowledge.  Accommodation at excellent 4* Hotels.  
    13 Days
    12 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    5,6506,437
  • China: Gardens, Culture & Cuisine

    China
    28 Jun 2020 - 11 Jul 2020
    14 day fully escorted small group tour of China experiencing the gardens, culture and cuisine of Beijing, Jinshaling, Chengde, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Longjing and Shanghai.
    14 Days
    13 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    3,4504,220
  • The Villas & Gardens of Madeira 2020

    Portugal
    30 Mar 2020 - 06 Apr 2020
    Madeira has become an important destination for garden and plant lovers from all over the world.  This 8 day tour starts on 30 March 2020 during which time you will visit 16 exceptional gardens each of which has been hand picked by us to represent the best Madeira has to offer.
    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,0202,420
  • The Villas & Gardens of the Italian Lakes 2020

    Italy
    14 May 2020 - 20 May 2020
    This  7 day tour begins in Milan on 14 May 2020.  For centuries the northern Italian lakes have attracted the wealthy and famous.  During our tour we'll visit 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.
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,7213,071
  • Porto, Northern Portugal and Galicia’s Camellia Route 2020

    Portugal, Spain
    07 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
    The northwestern corner of Iberia is unique – retaining remnants of its Celt-Iberian origins, a wild, rugged coastland and a moist, granitic soil, you'll not be surprised that it’s a perfect place for a garden tour! Our tour blends horticultural interest with the architecture, landscapes, wines, cuisine and 'hotels of standing' of the region, packaged into a busy schedule in order to showcase the very best of all aspects.
    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    1,8412,266
  • Hampton Court Flower Show 2020 & English Gardens of Hampshire

    England
    04 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
    Hampshire is one of the best places in Europe for plants and gardens. This tour starts on 4 July 2020 in London. Over the next 6 days we'll visit 10 exceptional historic and contemporary gardens in Hampshire and end at the world famous Hampton Court Flower Show.

     

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,1202,741
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2020 & Summer Gardens in Kent, Surrey & Sussex

    Chelsea Flower Show 2020, England
    20 May 2020 - 26 May 2020

    Small Group escorted tour to the world famous Chelsea Flower Show followed by visits to 10 exceptional historic and contemporary gardens in Kent, Surrey & Sussex.

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,4022,962
  • Summer Gardens of the Scottish Lowlands

    Scotland
    21 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020

    On this 8 day tour we discover some of the best gardens in the Scottish Lowlands.  Over 8 days you'll visit 13 gardens including the world famous Garden of Cosmic Speculation and Carolside, one of the most beautiful gardens in Scotland.  With a city visits to charming Berwick-upon-Tweed and the City of Edinburgh there will be plenty of time to experience Scottish culture.

    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,7673,367
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2020 & Summer Gardens in the Cotswolds

    Chelsea Flower Show 2020, England
    20 May 2020 - 26 May 2020

    Join us on 20 May 2020 for this 7 day tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and 10 exceptional historic and contemporary English gardens in the Cotswolds.

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,5983,148
  • The Villas and Gardens of Tuscany

    Italy
    20 May 2020 - 26 May 2020
    Starting on 20 May 2020 this 7 day tour will take you to some of the best Italian Renaissance gardens in Tuscany. We'll visit Florence, Siena and Lucca and savour some fine local Italian cuisine each day during lunch.  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
    2,6603,060
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2020 & Summer Gardens of Oxfordshire

    Chelsea Flower Show 2020, England
    16 May 2020 - 22 May 2020

    This tour starts in London on 16 May 2020.  Over the next 4 days we'll visit 10 exceptional historic and contemporary gardens in the English county of Oxfordshire.  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.

    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,5073,107
  • The Dordogne and the Languedoc – Land of the Cathars and Troubadours

    France
    04 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
    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 mediæval glories of Europe.
    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,6593,114
  • From the Landscapes of the Languedoc to the Edge of Provence

    France
    11 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
    This tour is designed to discover some of the hidden corners of the true southernmost part of France – the Languedoc – and journey to the edge of Provence where the mighty River Rhône empties into the Mediterranean.
    8 Days
    7 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,6593,184
  • Tulip Gardens: The Keukenhof, Bloemencorso and Private Gardens in the Netherlands 2020

    The Netherlands
    22 Apr 2020 - 28 Apr 2020
    Join us on 22 April 2020 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 !  We'll also see the 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.  What better place is there to visit in Spring than the Netherlands?
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,0002,550
  • Early Bird Discount Applies

    Garden Cruise to New Zealand & Australia – 2020

    Australia, Cruises, New Zealand
    05 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2020
    This wonderful 18 Day cruise will take you from Auckland (New Zealand) to Sydney (Australia).  You will be travelling in considerable style and comfort aboard Holland America Lines’ first Vista-class cruise ship, the Oosterdam.  At each port of call, we take you to sites of great cultural interest and visit some of the best gardens that each country has to offer.   An unforgettable experience!  To avoid disappointment, early booking is advisable.
    18 Days
    17 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    6,2468,521
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2020 & Summer Gardens of Kent and East Sussex

    Chelsea Flower Show 2020, England
    16 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
    Join us on 16 May 2020 for this 7 day tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and 10 exceptional historic and contemporary English gardens in Kent and East Sussex.
    7 Days
    6 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,4472,997
  • From Aragon to Andalucia – Follow the Migrating Swallows

    Spain
    07 Nov 2020 - 18 Nov 2020
    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.
    12 Days
    11 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    3,1803,980
  • The Villas and Gardens of Rome and the Latium 2020

    Italy
    26 May 2020 - 31 May 2020

    Join us on 26 May 2020 for a 6 day tour of  Italian Renaissance gardens around Rome.  Towards the end of May the climate will be perfect and all the gardens that we plan to visit will be in exemplary order !

    6 Days
    5 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    2,4922,892
  • Grand Italian Garden Tour 2020 – Italian Lakes, Tuscany & Rome/Latium

    Italy
    14 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
    Visit 27 exceptional Italian villas & gardens with us on this grand tour of the Italian Lakes, Tuscany and Rome.  City visits to Florence, Lucca, Sienna and Rome accompanied by a charming experienced local guide and visiting many lesser known sites of great historical interest.  Luxury Transportation by private coach accompanied by experienced tour leader with botanical knowledge throughout the tour and accommodation at excellent 4* Hotels of an international traveller standard.
    20 Days
    19 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    7,8739,034
  • Early Bird Discount Applies

    Japanese Gardens & Autumn Colors 2020

    Japan
    05 Nov 2020 - 17 Nov 2020
    13 day luxury escorted small group tour of Japan to view autumn colors in some of the most famous Japanese temple gardens.
    13 Days
    12 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    6,1257,235
  • Discovering Orchids & Flowers in the Wild – A Botanical Expedition

    Greece
    Inspired by famous plant hunters of the past, we are organizing a botanical expedition to Greece in Spring 2020 to discover orchids and flowers growing in the wild.  Places on this all-inclusive tour are limited to 12.  If a botanical adventure is something you’ve always dreamed of doing, then this is the tour for you !
    10 Days
    9 Nights
    Moderate
  • The Gardens and Culture of Occitanie – the True South of France

    France
    04 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
    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 mediæval glories of Europe.
    15 Days
    14 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    5,2146,194
  • Gardens of America’s Pacific Northwest

    Canada, Pacific Northwest, United States
    31 May 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
    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.  You will experience 18 public gardens, 8 private gardens plus ferries, a float plane ride and a sternwheeler cruise.
    11 Days
    10 Nights
    Easy Garden Tours
    3,6994,899

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

All gardens that we include in our itineraries are hand picked by our horticultural experts and when joining one of our tours you can be assured of a high quality garden experience  With our unrivaled knowledge and network we can proudly say that we visit the only most beautiful gardens in the world !

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.  You can find a selection of ours tours advertised on our website.  If you are interested in visiting destinations not listed here why not contact us and talk to one of our gardens experts.  We would be more than happy to develop a bespoke itinerary for you and your group.

Single Traveler Friendly

We welcome independent travelers.  There are usually several independent travelers on each of our tours so you will not feel alone or out of place.  In the evening, when dinner is not included you always have the option to dine with your tour manager.  We do charge (at cost) a single supplement however.  This single supplement is levied by the hotels that we stay at and is unfortunately beyond our control.

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 with our customers safety.

Custom Garden Tours for Groups

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.

We can offer group tours in English, Italian, Spanish, German, French or Dutch. We will also do everything to make sure your tour is a great success. If you are interested in organizing a garden tour for your group, please contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

35

Years of Experience

30

Countries Visited

Discover the World’s Most Beautiful & Exclusive Gardens with Us!

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