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…

India – In love with flowers

Travel often changes your life, and sometimes it changes your garden too. Find out what happened when Linda went to India. Words: Linda Ross. Photos: Brett Cole India is a country in technicolour. The forest green and cobalt blue of…

Taj Mahal

Hands down the most beautiful building in the world with its crisp white marble and divine reflections. And probably the most photographed too! With beauty beyond description and a design that masters symmetry, axis and reflection. Peter Whitehead walks us…

Palace life

I’ve always wanted to stay in an Indian Palace. One with intricately hand-painted walls, halls extravagantly decorated with fabrics and mirrors, plenty of marble and a pool overlooking hills and an abandoned fort sounds about right.  Ross tour leader Peter Whitehead…

India 2014 launch

The opulent palaces, beautiful gardens, vibrant colours and incredible bazaars of India have cast their spell on Peter and Hilary Whitehead and they can’t wait to share the magic.  The inaugural Ross Garden Tours tour of India heads off next…