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.

Gardens of Tuscany

including Lucca, Florence, Siena and val d'Orcia

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.

21st to 28th May 2024 - £3500 per person, twin share

Gardens of Italy

Sermoneta to Florence

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.

17th to 24th Sept 2024 - £3500 per person, twin share

Wildflowers of Umbria

Staying in Scheggino and Norcia

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. And outstanding local cuisine – black truffles, trout, lentils, hams and salamis, and prized DOCG wines –  Montefalco reds, and Orvieto whites.

19th to 26th May 2024 - £3600 per person, twin share