6 days

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Summary

You may be forgiven for thinking that the far north of Scotland and the Orkney Isles in particular are more about mountains and moorlands, crashing waves with booming surf and high seaside cliffs than a picture of manicured gardens. Well of course it is all about wild landscape and open seascapes, however it is also home to a collection of very determined gardeners who have created, in some cases over generations, a collection of excellent gardens, set amidst a beautiful landscape of long summer days and evenings when it hardly gets dark – a twilight that is known as the ‘simmer dim’.

We begin in Caithness and Sutherland with visits to the Castle of Mey and other gardens before crossing the Pentland Firth to Orkney. Here we follow Orkney’s Garden Trail with visits to a selection of private gardens who have kindly allowed us special access. Of course, we could not visit Orkney without calling in at some of its archaeological and historical wonders, such as the standing stones at Stenness and Brodgar and the remarkable chambered cairn of Maeshowe, all the while enjoying those endless Orcadian summer days.

This tour will be escorted throughout by Sue Pomeroy, horticulturalist, highland gardener and propagator.

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Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
Millennium Hotel, George Square
07:15 21:45
Edinburgh
Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
08:30 20:30
Dunfermline
Outside Carnegie College
09:00 20:00
Kinross
Kinross Services
09:15 19:45
Perth
Bus stop on Canal Street, Tay Street end
09:30 19:30
Inverness
Outside the Railway Station
12:00 16:30
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
14 July 2021 BOGT210714 14 July 2021 (Wednesday) 19 July 2021 (Monday) £1,175
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28 July 2021 BOGT210728 28 July 2021 (Wednesday) 2 August 2021 (Monday) £1,175
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