Thursday, 25 July 2013

Calvados & Alsace

Domaine de Windeck
Successful Research Trip
Sue has just returned from a very rewarding reconnaissance of 2 new areas of France for 2014 tours. David Wheeler was bowled over by the riches found in Calvados, now looking forward to sharing the experience with Hortus readers. Leaving David in Paris, Sue travelled to Colmar & Obernai and spent a hot but productive few days confirming a new and very inspiring garden tour of Alsace. 2013 has been a good year for French garden tours; 2014 may prove even better...

Fergus Garrett, Gt Dixter
Early Tours: Traveller Comments
Travellers are asked to complete a comprehensive questionnaire so Boxwood can continue to improve on service, but positive comments returned from early season tours suggest we may be close to the mark

'A stunning programme enhanced by the lovely weather....' (Heart of Sussex, July)

'Excellent (programme): very satisfactory; clever selection; intelligent sequence of events..... ' (Heart of Sussex, July)

'The gardens we saw were truly wonderful and exceeded expectations. The introductions by owners/gardeners were extremely interesting & helpful in all sorts of directions...... ' (Upper Cotswolds, June)

'Initially thought price rather high but decided to go anyway. It's been a truly great tour...' (Glimpses of Paradise: Herefordshire, June)
'No idea how to improve something so utterly lovely.....' (Heart of Sussex, July).

Windy Hall, Windermere
Autumn Garden Tours
 sold out and Country Life 'Gardens of the French Riviera' with just 2 rooms to sell, travellers are finding the idea of visiting gardens in September an attractive proposition. Be sure not to miss The Lakeland Collection, late summer borders set amongst mountains of the English Lake District russet with bracken.
'Back to Back' Autumn Tour Offer.
We hope that the Boxwood offer of train, flights & taxi transfer with 4* accommodation including 2 nights in the heart of Dublin will enable travellers to enjoy 2 tours 'back to back': an entire fortnight of late summer gardens in 2 exceptionally rich garden locations: the English Lake District and Ireland, Dublin & Wicklow.

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