If you love spending your time wandering among manicured gardens, admiring beautiful flowers and losing yourself in the beauty of the natural world, we have a selection of holidays on offer that will indulge these passions.
Our Top 8 Holidays For Flower Fans
29 June 2020
Dutch Bulbfields Holiday
The world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands need no introduction. Here, you'll gaze upon 7 million bulbs and 800 varieties of tulip all creating a kaleidoscope of colour in a glorious setting. A spectacle that is on many garden lovers' bucket lists, a visit here is one that will linger in the memory long after you return home.
Monet's Gardens in Giverny
If you think of Monet, you'll probably picture his beautiful water lilies paintings. This series is renowned the world over and there's nothing quite like visiting the very gardens that inspired this revered artistic series. In Giverny, a village in the Normandy region of France, you'll find Monet's gardens and we will take you there on this tour.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show
If you were saddened by the inevitable cancellation of this year's event, you'll want to make up for it in 2021. Join us at the legendary RHS Chelsea Flower Show when it returns next year in all its glory. Inside the Great Marquee, your senses will be ravished by the floral displays, many of them incorporating new, rare and unusual plants.
The International Rose Festival in France
Join the May departure of our Gardens of the French Riviera holiday and we'll take you to Grasse, where you'll experience the awe-inspiring International Rose Festival. The festival offers a variety of fringe attractions, which include perfume displays. Grasse itself is 15km inland from Cannes, but 300 to 400 metres above sea level.
Flowers of Colombia
If you're a lover of orchids, join us for the adventure of a lifetime in Colombia next year. Highlights on this holiday include a visit to the largest botanical garden in Colombia (home to a wide variety of Amazonian flowers and a notable collection of orchids), a tour of the Chicaque National Park and the stunning Finca La Romelia.
The Spring Flowers of Crete
The stunning island of Crete offers the plant lover an absolute treat in terms of the variety of flora to be found, thanks to its climate, position, altitude and terrain. Anticipate seeing chionodoxa, tulips, peonies, anemones, and even wildflowers such as ranunculus, gladiolus and several species of orchid.
The Flora and Fauna of Madagascar
If you're looking to travel further afield next year and make up for all the staying at home, join us in Madagascar. From the iconic baobab trees to spiny bush plants including the unique cactus-like didiereaceae, and from strange triangulated palms to bloated pachypodiums, this holiday will be one for the books.
Villas and Gardens of the Italian Lakes
The highlight of this charming holiday is a visit to the private garden of the President of the Italian Camellia Society, which is home to a remarkable collection of over 500 camellias and 318 cultivars! Elsewhere, azaleas and rhododendrons will put on a dazzling display at Villa Carlotta, and we also visit the manicured Villa Balbianello.