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Garden tours, gardening courses, garden holidays / vacations, and tours of the bulb fields – in the UK, Holland, Ireland, Europe, South Africa and worldwide.

 


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    bulb fields
    gardening and garden design
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Visits to the bulb fields

uk flag Alfa Travel
based: Lancashire, UK
website: Alfa Travel
Go to Alfa's Ostend holidays and short breaks section for springtime caoch tours to the bulbfields of Holland. These include a visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the largest flower garden in Europe; as well as a full day excursion to Ghent. Also check for Alfa's exclusive web discounts!
| bus/coach holidays | sightseeing | city breaks | seniors/silver surfers | bulb fields | Western Europe |

 DFDS Seaways
based: Tyne & Wear, UK
website:
DFDS SeawaysSpecial Offers
If time is tight but you still fancy a break away on the ocean waves then DFDS Seaways have a host of mini cruises on offer. Also combined short cruise/hotel breaks to Europe; themed mini cruises which include visits such as the bulbfields and Keukenhof Gardens, Legoland or the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, or which include attractions such as onboard entertainment or gastronomic events; festive trips to the Christmas markets; combined cruise/drive trips; and family mini cruises.
| short/mini cruises | theme cruises | bulb fields | Christmas shopping/Christmas markets | family/child friendly | self drive | theme park | gastronomic | Holland | Denmark | Germany | Belgium | Norway | Sweden | France |

Saga Holidays
based: Kent, UK
website: Saga Holidays
Escorted garden tours and holidays for mature travellers (aged 50+). Includes many bulb field trip and tours in the UK and abroad.
| seniors/silver surfers | sightseeing | city breaks | garden tours | bulb fields | singles | UK | Europe | Worldwide |

Keukenhof, Holland
based: The Netherlands
website: keukenhof.nl
Bulbs and floral displays planted in endless variety, alternated with works of art.
| bulb fields | Netherlands |

 

Gardening & garden design

Practical, hands-on holidays and leisure courses for people who want to learn how to grow things or improve their gardening skills and crafts; also garden design courses for those wishing to create a garden from scratch.

 Green & Local
based: Norfolk, UK
website: greenandlocal.co.uk
Complete package, educational garden learning holidays that include accommodation, lunch and personal tuition; hands-on teaching for vegetable, fruit, flowers and allotment gardening. Also 'Meet and Learn' gardening holidays for single people who wish to join with others.
| gardening | singles | UK |

 National Trust
website: nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/working-holidays/
Working holidays with the National Trust offer a gardening option where they invite you to work and learn in one of their stunning gardens. You might be cutting the hedges, deadheading roses, or planting a parterre.
| gardening | singles | UK |

 Agroforestry Research Trust
based: Devon, UK
website: agroforestry.co.uk
Forest gardening courses at the 2-acre forest garden of the Agroforestry Research Trust.
| gardening | England |

 Cotswold Gardening School
based: Gloucestershire, UK
website: cotswoldgardeningschool.co.uk
Gardening and garden design courses, 2-day and day courses as well as longer professional training.
| gardening | England |

 English Gardening School (The)
based: London, UK
website: englishgardeningschool.co.uk
Breaks and short courses covering garden design, gardening and botanical painting; based at the historic Chelsea Physic Garden in London.
| gardening | garden tours | painting/drawing | UK |

 Garden Station (The)
based: Northumberland, UK
website: thegardenstation.co.uk
Wide range of short courses covering many garden and craft areas.
| country crafts | herb | gardening | UK |

Prieuré d'Orsan
based: Loire, France
website: prieuredorsan.com
Gardening workshops at the beautiful gardens of the former monastery, the Prieuré d’Orsan in the Loire Valley region.
| gardening | France |

 Rothay Manor
based: Northumberland, UK
website: rothaymanor.co.uk
An elegant country house hotel offering a range of special breaks.
| antiques | gardening | painting/drawing | bridge/whist | UK |

 Soil Association
based: Bristol, UK
website: soilassociation.org/practicalskills
The Soil Association's organic farm school offers (mostly one-day) practical organic gardening skills courses.
| gardening | UK |

Selfsufficiency4u
based: Granada, Spain
website: selfsufficiency4u.com
5-day and weekend introductory self-sufficiency courses on a working herb farm Alpujarra.
| gardening | Spain |

 Threshold Centre (The)
based: Dorset, UK
website: thresholdcentre.org.uk
Hands-on gardening weekends with the cohousing community at the Threshold Centre in Dorset.
| gardening | England |

 

Garden tours

Saga Holidays
based: Kent, UK
website: Saga Holidays
Offering a great range of escorted tours and holidays for mature travellers aged 50+. Includes many garden and flower related trips in the UK and abroad, such as: 'Summer Gardens of Dorset', 'Spring Flowers of Malta', 'Gardens of Yorkshire', 'Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain' and 'Plants and Landscapes of Gran Canaria'.
| seniors/silver surfers | sightseeing | city breaks | garden tours | singles | UK | Europe | Worldwide |

 English Gardening School (The)
based: London, UK
website: englishgardeningschool.co.uk
Breaks and short courses covering garden design, gardening and botanical painting; based at the historic Chelsea Physic Garden in London.
| gardening | garden tours | painting/drawing | UK |

 Forestdale Hotels
based: UK
website: forestdale.com
A group of 19 hotels in England offering Special Interest breaks including whist and bridge sessions, horse racing, garden visits and tours, music weekends etc.
| bridge/whist | horse racing | garden tours | music appreciation | England |

 Nare Hotel (The)
based: Cornwall, UK
website: narehotel.co.uk
Garden holidays; spring garden breaks; four nights, visiting three gardens of your choice.
| garden tours | England |

 Woods Coaches
based: Leicestershire, UK
website: woods-coaches.co.uk
Coach holidays and bus tours throughout the UK and France.
| bus/coach holidays | shopping | Christmas shopping | garden tours | UK | Scotland | France | Ireland |

     
 

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