Garden Holidays & Tours
Visit some of the most iconic and beautiful gardens in the world. All of our Garden Tours are escorted by experienced gardeners & guides.
Uncover beautiful gardens from around the world
Access to private gardens
Travel with like-minded people
Fully guided by garden experts
Select A Garden Holiday
Meet Our Garden Experts
Garden Tours Manager
Frances trained in the National Botanic Gardens and has worked in gardening for over 35 years. She and her husband, Iain, whom she met while working at Kew Gardens, live in The Bay Garden in Camolin, Co. Wexford and open their garden to the public during the summer months. Frances has 25 years experience in organising and guiding garden tours at home, in Europe and further afield in China, South Africa and Japan where she has previously lived. She has compiled our varied and exciting programme for 2020 and leads many of the tours.
Garden Tour Guide
Iain has been guiding tours for the past 12 years with a particular interest in French gardens. Iain has previously worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew before moving to Co. Wexford in 1981. Here, with his wife Frances, our garden tours manager, he established a design and landscaping business which he still runs. Frances and Iain open their own garden, The Bay Garden in Camolin Co. Wexford, to the visitors during the summer months. Iain also runs Gardening Classes at The Bay Garden and gives lectures on gardening.
A Garden Holiday Experience
Our range of Garden Tours takes in visits to some of the most well-known and iconic gardens in the world, as well as private gardens that can be inaccessible when travelling independently. You don’t have to be a horticulturist or an expert gardener, people join our Garden Tours for all sorts of reasons; some to gain gardening tips and ideas, while others just enjoy admiring the gardens.
Most people ask us these questions...
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will there be someone to meet me at the airport?
Frances or Iain MacDonald will meet you at the departure airport and accompany you throughout your garden tour and will be available at all times. You may also have an additional local guide on some of the tour.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.