Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sicily Gardens Unpacked......

Villa Palagonia
With Stephen Anderton, The Times Gardens Correspondent
This tour unfolds against the deep blue backdrop of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the lava-strewn slopes of Mount Etna and the orange groves that surround Catania. We visit a series of fascinating private gardens, meet the passionate gardeners who have created them and enjoy aperitifs & meals in the exotic surroundings of baroque palaces and country villas. Sicily’s mild climate and rich soils allow an extraordinary range of plants to grow in both garden and wider landscape. This is a holiday for plant lovers who will encounter glorious collections of succulents, palms and an enormous variety of exotic trees and plants in the gardens we visit. We stay in two magnificent hotels: the Villa Igiea, Palermo, with opulent Art Nouveau interior, terraced gardens and swimming pool overlooking the bay; and in Taormina we will make our home at the superb San Domenico, a converted 15th century monastery, that combines beauty and great luxury with wonderful views of Mount Etna. Your tour host will be  Stephen Anderton, The Times Gardens Correspondent. Helena Attlee, author and Italian garden expert, will be your guide. Click the following link for details: Boxwood Italian Garden Tours

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