GREAT GARDENS of CORNWALL
with Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Optional: Chelsea Garden Show
May 10 - 21, 2020
Cornish gardens have often been called "horticultural heaven" because of their southwesterly orientation, early spring, late autumn, and resultant mild climate that provides ideal conditions for a wide range of plants. Some gardens have fascinating histories and owe much to Edwardian and Victorian seed hunters who brought back seeds from around the globe. Others are relatively new; created out of wasteland and transformed into stunning masterpieces.
Over nine blissful spring days, explore the sub-tropical Cornish coast and the thousands of unique plant species to which it plays host. From carnivorous plants to alpine gardens, 500 year old rhododendrons to sweeping estate gardens, join us to experience some of the U.K.'s most spectacular gardens.
When you've had your fill, enjoy the jam atop the clotted cream scone: optional premium members-only access to Chelsea Flower show, the world's greatest flower show and a true testament to England's love of gardening.
Read about our trip leader, Tim Hubbard, author, former BBC personality, clifftop scrub gardener. "Knows Cornwall like the back of his hand."
"Gardeners are not, by nature, jealous souls. But now and again they gaze, green with envy, at another’s plants, and think,
“ I wish I could grow that.” It happens to me in Cornwall more than anywhere else.
~ Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, VMH, DL
Cornwall 9 days: USD 4790 double occ./Add USD 1500 for single room
Optional London with Chelsea Flower Show: USD 705/Add USD 300 for single room
what our guests say
Combines unparalleled access with social responsibility and cultural sensitivity to achieve everything one could hope for in a specialty group tour: a creatively curated itinerary, meticulous planning, flawless execution and wonderful travel companions.
Definitely delivers above and beyond a traditional tour. Shila does extensive research and planning, as well as scouts out locations, prior to embarking on a group tour. Over time she has acquired a following of world travellers who sign up repeatedly for her tours.
My only concern is that I reserve my spot before it gets full.
The itinerary was well thought out, especially since we were in areas that had been recently opened up to tourists.
Shila 's expertise and high attention to detail were evident in the almost seamless shifts between accommodation, transportation, and sightseeing. I have nothing but praise for her company.