Hampton Court Flower Show 6-11 July
Enjoy amazing Show Gardens featuring the latest thinking on energy conservation and the Floral Marquee featuring over 100 of the worlds best nurseries. We can also arrange a guided visit to the nearby magnificent Tudor Palace of Hampton Court - this year they are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Henry V111's accession to the throne - suitably billed as 'Heads & Hearts'!
The capital city has numerous beautiful world class gardens within a short distance from the centre of London
Kew Botanic Gardens celebrates over 250 years of horticultural history
As they say Kew is not just a 'pretty place' it's contains a wide variety of gardens: a 17th Royal Palace; Botanical Art Gallery; Tree Top Walk and the stunning tropical plants in the 19th c.Palm House Join us on walking tour and see the beauty of Kew's gardens any day of the week.
Chelsea Physic Gardens often referred to as 'London's best kept secret'
This charming garden in the heart of Chelsea founded in the late 17th c as an Apothecaries Garden. Today it delights the senses with gorgeous array of flowering plants, herbal collection, and rare species from around the world. We can arrange a specially guided tour of the garden Moday to Friday and on Sunday.
Four days Art and Gardens Tour
Visit the Dutch Baroque Palace of Het Loo – considered by William and Mary as their favourite country palace. At the time of its building the house and garden were regarded as a single unit with patterns used inside the palace repeated in the garden. Meticulously restored and reopened in 1984 to the public it is a joy to wander through the intimate rooms that were so recently home to Queen Wilhelmina.
Piet Oudolf, the influential Dutch garden designer, takes his inspiration from nature, art and time. The private garden & Nursery of Anja and Piet Ouldorf are best seen in the autumn when the grasses are high and seed heads are beginning to form on herbaceous plants. Bring a plant carry bag with you – you are sure to be tempted to buy some plants from Anja’s nursery!
The tour continues with a visit to the famous collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s work at the Kroller-Muller Museum. The Sculpture garden is set in a magnificent parkland and displays works from Claes Oldenburg, August Rodin, Sol LeWitt amongst other great works.
We will have a private guided tour of the historic and romantic gardens of the De Wiersse family. The peaceful and beautiful gardens surround a moated house, which has been lived in by the family since 1678. Finally we drive to the village of Appleltern, where we explore a wonderful display of some 200 model gardens laid out in beautiful parkland with a canal flowing along side.
Tours will depart in mid September and early October 2010. For more details please register your interest by emailing us as soon as possible.