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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


Meet Our Garden Experts

Frances MacDonald

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.

Iain MacDonald

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.

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