Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Mentions in Despatches

Villa del Balbianello, Lago di Como
Recommendations for Boxwood
Though we have learned over the years that providing rich & memorable holidays for travellers is the best way to build a solid reputation, it is always gratifying to receive unsolicited positive recommendation, especially in the national press. The following were unexpected and resulted in many enquiries and further bookings from new travellers. If you have not yet booked with Boxwood Tours, these commendations may give confidence.
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Financial Times, Robin Lane-Fox, 7th February
'If you want to go on tour with eloquent experts, you are spoiled nowadays for choice. Try Boxwood Tours who are linked up to some tantalising combinations of good food, good gardens and good lecturing. From May 1 to 6 they have linked with Hortus magazine and its founding genius David Wheeler to go to gardens in Piedmont around Turin, including the festival of gardening there, the Tre Giorni per il Giardino. The landscape gardener Russell Page worked on some of his favourite commissions in this region and the festival was founded by one of his followers and one of the Agnelli family for whom he laid out a celebrated design. From June 1 to 6, the expert Helena Attlee is lecturing in gardens on the Italian lakes, including the fine garden around the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, such a divine landscape on a sunny sparkling day. Attlee’s books are proof of her clear grasp of gardens in so many countries, from Portugal to Japan. From April 24 to 29, gardens in Provence and some excellent food are on offer, but the extra attraction is Louisa Jones as lecturer, highly regarded for her knowledge of the area and her writings on it'. Click here to access complete article

Daily Telegraph, Travel supplement, Saturday 15th February
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50 Best escorted tours, June 17, Gardens of the Italian Lakes
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'Author & garden historian, Helena Attlee leads this gentle tour of lakes Como and Maggiore, focusing on the history of the Renaissance and Baroque gardens of the area. Boat transfers are provided from lakeside hotels to private villas and time is set aside to wander through exotic woodlands and arboretums after a series of leisurely lunches.'

NEW: Boxwood Articles Archive
Boxwood Tours, Quality Garden Holidays
For full and authoritative articles on gardens featured in tours past & present, visit the newly launched archive on the Boxwood web site: Click here to access the Boxwood archive

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