Nest of the Feather Serpent

Linda finds a garden in Mexico that sparkles with surprise and joy. Words and pictures: Linda Ross   The feather serpent is an ancient Aztec and Toltec mythical being that you see represented in many ancient sites and artworks in…

Picardy

Picardy Marian Somes sums up her garden philosophy as ‘Let it rip!’ And it does. In spring, when I took a group of Ross Garden Tours travellers to visit Marian’s garden Picardy, it was a riot of flowers. Words and…

Chelsea magic

Chelsea is a magical garden world as full of dreams and emotion as it of of sheer hard work and skill. We took three groups on Opening Day this year and asked the tour leaders to tell us what moved…

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…