Garden Tours

Embark on a leisurely tour of England's greatest gardens, the beautiful chateaux gardens in the Loire Valley, or perhaps this is the year rub shoulders with the Queen at the famous Chelsea Flower Show. Our experienced professional touring Operators will guide you through Britain's flower shows, the quaint villages of the Cotswolds, Wales or Ireland; Amsterdam's flower markets or Australia's Floriade.  

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8 Days London to London

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14 Days Osaka to Tokyo

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9 Days Singapore to Singapore

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Aalsmeer Flower Auction

Aalsmeer Flower Auction

Start your day at Amsterdam’s lively Aalsmeer Flower Auction where you can witness the bustle of the auction floor, and the serious business of flower sales!

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds

Explore the English counties that make up the Cotswolds and share delightful landscapes, dotted with classic English villages, palaces and gardens, including Oxford, Bath and Stratford-Upon Avon.

Floriade

Floriade

Canberra’s springtime Floriade creates a riot of colour as a million colourful buds, tulips and lively entertainment take over Commonwealth Park from mid-September to mid-October.

The Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show

A garden lovers Mecca, the world’s most prestigious flower show draws modern and classic garden designs to a quintessentially English event. Enjoy a feast of colourful florals and the latest innovations in garden design.

The Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles

The superb gardens of King Louis XIV's majestic palace of Versailles set the standard for the palaces of Europe. The Orangery, fountains, sculptures, woods and the groves are every bit as magnificent as the palace’s opulent interior.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their experiences on their gardening tours

First time visit to Japan's smaller ports and South Korea   , QLD, Australia, Apr 2018
The holiday was fine but in a few respects, lacked attention to detail. The least satisfactory component was the lack of coordination related to the travel plan and the pre and post activities. APT claimed that they provided detailed options to clients for both but none of this information made its way to us. APT staff said that if clients booked direct ...read more they got all details but clients who booked via second parties missed out because agents fail to pass on information. The truth might be different?

We thought the trip overall was excellent but multiple journey APT clients seemed to be grumbling that the execution of arrangements fell short of previous experiences. Some are hard to please!

One real deficiency is that there was no meet and greet activity on arrival in Tokyo. We arrived at the hotel and found one other couple wandering around. We didn't see an APT representative until next day.

On departure we were scheduled to leave the ship at 9 am but not fly out until 11.45pm. Last minute changes were made by APT, at additional cost, but we still reached the airport almost 8 hours before fly time and five hours before luggage could be handed over.

Once on the ship we were well catered for and most daily plans seemed appropriate. We saw rather too many temples and gardens. With a little thought the program could be enhanced. For example, the staple Japanese food is rice. It would be possible to visit a rice farm and hear about production, transport and marketing of this important crop. We just drove past farms like they didn't play any role in society. Further, several major car manufacturing plants were observed being Mazda and Toyota. Many on the trip would have loved an opportunity to see a robotic car production line. Japan is a great manufacturing country and they have enormous price in their products. Surely more diversity is possible?

A lasting impression will be the friendly welcomes provided by locals in all of the small ports visited. Their efforts were remarkable. The brief visit to South Korea was no different.
Lovely cruise with great highlights     , NSW, Australia, Apr 2018
Great holiday but sadly with a few hiccups. Arrived on an early flight into Tokyo booked by APT picked up by rep and taken to our hotel to find that us as well as many others on the tour could not get into our rooms until mid afternoon (after 2pm) which left many weary travellers longing for a shower and rest to hang around the hotel.

Similar problem ...read more at the end of the tour when a lot of us had been booked on late night flights after disembarking in the early morning but APT did, on realizing the problem, organize a morning tour with an afternoon drop off at the airport, at an extra cost, which filled in a few hours but still a long wait for our 11.30pm flight home!

The tour itself was very enjoyable with great inclusions and a good group. Unfortunately we both came down towards the end of the trip with a very aggressive respiratory infection which laid us up for over a week which is why I am late sending in this feedback.
A great trip and enjoyed it all   , ACT, Australia, Apr 2018
I like small ship travelling as you get to interact with all the fellow passengers. I have been to Japan several times and have experienced much of its beauty and culture, but on this trip I did do some things that were new for me. I found this trip was a great mix of things to do with a friend who I was introducing to this part of the world, culture ...read more and people.

One thing that could be improved would be more tasting of the authentic Japanese food which is just great, healthy and a work of art also.

Thank you for the effort that was put into this trip.
Chelsea flower show   , NSW, Australia, May 2016
The reason for my going oversea this year was to see Chelsea Show. The day we were taken to Chelsea was second last day. The crowds were not too big and it was easy to get around and take photos. The weather we were very fortunate with, it being a perfect day. Took heaps of photos. Our guide who lives is France was adequate but after the personality ...read more of our Italian indulgence guide was a little bland. However he did his best. The gardens and homes we visited were lovely but I think we needed free time to do your own thing, maybe a free afternoon or morning in an area were shops are available would be good. There were almost too many gardens. Don't get me wrong I loved the tour, but it was a little too concentrated of gardens.

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In Full Bloom with Trafalgar

20 July, 2018

In Full Bloom with Trafalgar

Explore the colourful delights of Southern England's country gardens, culminating in the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.This unique holiday encompasses the best of England’s country gardens. Weaving through some of its prettiest villages, your journey will take you to famous places such...