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

23/30 April, 4/11 June & 24 Sept/1 October 2019

7 night tour exploring Lucca, Florence and Sienathe 3 great centres of Italian gardens. Gardens, both famous and hidden, classical and modern are the true heart of Tuscany, representing the development from the early Renaissance to modern times.  

From €3300 per person, twin share

Wildflowers of Umbria

19th to 26th May 2019

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.

From €3300 per person, twin share

Gardens of Piedmonte

22 May to 3 June 2019, and 20 May to 1 June 2020

 2 week tour visiting some of the finest gardens in Italy, & experiencing the wide diversity of this fascinating region. The House of Savoy deployed their vast wealth & resources to embellish the palaces and gardens of their realm, using some of Italy and Europe’s finest architects and artists.

From AUD7700 per person, twin share

Wildflowers of Gargano

13th to 20th April 2019

7 night tour exploring one of Europe’s most outstanding flower areas. Breathtaking flowers, rare & unique species. High coastal walking with excellent views & characteristic seaside villages.  Fine Romanesque churches and pilgrim path to Monte Sant’ Angelo. 

From €2800 per person, twin share