Author: Garden Tours


Our Visit to Chois – Greece

While attending a tourism show in Holland, I met George Missetzis. He is the owner of several hotels on the Greek Island of Chios which lies right next to the..
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Some Thoughts on Spring in Holland

After enjoying amazing spring flowers in Greece and Sardinia it’s a good time to reflect on Spring in our own country – Holland.   The moment I most love from our..
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Spring in Crete – A Botanists Delight !

Another one of our recent trips was Crete.  Everyone knows Crete as a beautiful holiday destination. Every year countless thousands of people enjoying the luxurious resorts, the deep blue sea..
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We've been on the road again, this time to check out gardens in Sardinia for one of our upcoming tours.  During our trip we had unexpected meetings with true garden..
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Camelias – it’s now or never !

This is the time of the year for one of our favorite flowering shrubs: the Camelia.  These shrubs are from South East Asia where people often use the young leaves..
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The Keukenhof is OPEN !

Yesterday was the official opening of the world famous Keukenhof !  Along with the international press we were invited to join this very special event.  2019 marks the 70th year..
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The Magnolia !

Magnolias are starting to flower here in the Netherlands, about two weeks earlier than they should.  Fortunately we've been spared late frosts, which can easily spoil Magnolia flowers and lead..
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In Holland Spring is Arriving in all its Splendor!

Spring is arriving in all its splendor here in the Netherlands! Precisely one year ago, it was so cold here, we could ice skate over the canals but this year,..
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The Narcissus

It is almost time for the Narcissus! The Narcissus is by far the most common bulb here in the Netherlands. Hundreds of cultivars can be found in Dutch parks or..

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Another Spring Favorite: the Crocus!

Another Spring favorite: the crocus! Sometimes they cover lawns completely with blue, yellow, white and purple flowers, giving an almost hallucinatory effect. Now, after an early Spring, they are almost..

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