European Garden tours from Melbourne.
Kirker Holidays in the United Kingdom run a number of exclusive, luxury, escorted European garden tours. Jai Cheswick and Ted Wake (MD of Kirker) became friends at university and have a shared interest in art, garden design and excellent customer service.
Consider developing a tailor-made itinerary for a private tour for a couple or 2 or more couples travelling together.
Contact Ted Wake directly through Kirker Holidays to discuss the gardens you'd love to visit in Europe. Mention Cheswick Gardens.
GARDENS OF THE CÔTE D'AZUR : FRANCE
Cultural and Garden Tours
Even today, the mention of a visit to the Côte d’Azur invites an envious response, such is the reputation of this magical part of France. Dotted along the stretch of coastline between St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the border with Italy are a number of splendid gardens waiting to be enjoyed. Along with artists, gardeners arrived in their droves from the late 19th century onwards and many of the exotic gardens they created are still there today. Our tour is based in the pretty harbour town of Menton.
HOUSES OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE : UNITED KINGDOM
Cultural, Architecture and Garden Tours
Staying in Oundle, a small town of the utmost charm, we explore the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire and visit four of the county’s great houses. There will also be a recital by Simon Rowland-Jones, viola and Laura Samuel, violin in The Drawing Room at Elton Hall.
THE ITALIAN LAKES – GARDENS & VILLAS OF COMO & MAGGIORE : ITALY
Architecture and Garden Tours
One has to go far to find a more perfect and peaceful landscape than the shores of Lake Como, where this tour is based. Tranquil, serene and timeless, the mountains that fringe the crystal waters provide a dramatic backdrop as do the countless pristine villas that stretch up the hillsides from the lake shores.