Flower fields of Japan

Once the cherry blossoms fall, Japan bursts into colour with azaleas, peonies and wisteria creating a crescendo of colour unknown to most international travellers – and not to be missed! This  floral exuberance coincides with Japan’s Golden Week – a…

Nikko Japan

This week we are thrilled that our recent travels through Nikko, Japan will be broadcast on Better Homes and Gardens TV Show starting this Friday 13th July. There is a saying in Japan, from old-timers mostly, “Never say kekko (I’ve…

Red Cow Farm

Roses are central to the dreamy delights of Red Cow Farm, a 2.5 hectare garden just outside the village of Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Gardened by Ali Mentesh and Wayne Morrissey, Red Cow Farm is a…

Postcards from the road

The 2018 tour season is now well underway. Here’s a taste from the world of Ross Garden Tours.   Colour mad Our celebrations for Holi, the Indian festival of colour, began with an extravagant dinner at the Rambagh Palace Hotel…

Montserrate

When Lord Byron visited Monserrate, an estate in the hill town of Sintra, an hour or so out of Lisbon, the neo-Gothic palace and gardens were tumbling back to nature. The poet was inspired by its sense of gentle decay…

Chaumont-sur-Loire Garden Festival

The Loire Valley is renowned as ‘France’s Garden’, and in summer it hosts an international design festival that imagines the future of gardening. Words: Robin Powell Chaumont-sur-Loire Garden Festival Loire Valley, France April – October 2018 Every year since 1992,…

What a great year

What a great year we had in 2017, traveling the gardens of the world. Here are some of our most memorable tours. Lily paddling Canada in summer is stupendous, and when we found ourselves in one of the most exciting…