Gardens and Landscapes

Exploring the gardens, landscapes and countryside we love

Secret gardens of grand Renaissance villas hidden behind high stone walls and iron gates to the traditional family potager, rolling mountain pastures of  wildflower meadows to the timeless countryside patchwork of vineyards, olive groves and cypress avenues ……inviting, insightful and stunning.

Palaces and Gardens

26th May to 2nd June 2021

From UNESCO heritage residences with spectacular facades, ornate frescoed rooms and verdant formal gardens.  We visit the famous picturesque seaside town of Portofino, Camogli & San Fruttuoso.  You will experience our monthly antique market, a traditional degustation lunch, and enjoy the authentic lifestyle from our base in a delightful Ligurian medieval village.

€3300 per person twin share

Gardens of Tuscany

15th to 22nd September 2020

The landscape of the Tuscan garden, a small paradise where the spontaneity of nature is persuaded to embrace the order and symmetry of reason.  Your guides extensive knowledge and excellent contacts give you an extraordinary introduction to, and unlock the secrets of one of Italy’s most beautiful and celebrated region, including the favoured – La Foce.

£2800 per person, twin share

Gardens of Italy

22nd to 29th September 2020

Often concealed behind high walls and iron gates, we explore outstanding examples and development of the Italian gardens and their diversity over the ages. Visiting three of the greatest centres of Italian gardens – Rome, Siena and Florence, including Ninfa ‘the world’s most romantic garden’, Tivoli Gardens and the 16C garden of Villa Farnese.

£2800 per person, twin share

Wildflowers of Umbria

31 May to 7 June 2020

7 night tour world-class walk exploring an astonishing variety and profusion of flowers, at their best. Carpets of wild narcissi and yellow tulips, rare and varied orchid hybrids, along trails through grassy meadows and well-worn woodland pathways, sheep, mule & farm tracks.

£2900 per person, twin share