Inspired by RHS Chelsea?Tuesday 26 May 2015
Saga’s expert hosts lead garden tours across the globe
Inspired by RHS Chelsea?
Explore South Africa’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to wild flowers on Spain’s Alpujarras Mountains; discover the beautifully restored gardens at Plas Cadnant in Wales or visit an orchid nursery in St Lucia. These are a sample of the special interest holidays arranged by Saga for garden-loving guests who will be accompanied by an expert host to offer further insight into the horticultural beauty. Here’s a taster:
Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain
The Costa Tropical is a paradise for enthusiasts who can visit private estates and formal gardens including the Generalife gardens which are part of the sensational Alhambra Palace. ¬¬There will also be a tour to the Alpujarras Mountains where wild flowers flourish.
7 nights half-board at the three-star Hotel Helios Costa Tropical, in Almunecar, from £779 departing Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds, London Gatwick and Luton airports on October 19, 2015
Wild Flora and Gardens of St Lucia
Stare in wonder at rare and indigenous floral species at the Diamond Botanical Gardens; admire the dazzling tropical plants on a private plantation; tour an orchid nursery and take an aerial tram ride through the National Rainforest canopy on this stunning Caribbean island which is a paradise for garden lovers.
15 nights at the Saga-owned Bel Jou Hotel on an all-inclusive basis from £2399, departing London Gatwick on April 19, 2016
Gardens of North Wales
This new holiday includes a visit to Portmeirion to see the Italianate village and explore The Gwyltt wild gardens. There will also be a trip to Plas Brondanw, famous for its hedges and topiary; the restored grounds of Plas Cadnant and the informal gardens at Plas Newydd which features an Australasian arboretum. Bodnant Gardens will also feature - a home to plants collected from all over the world during expeditions over a century ago.
4 nights at the Dunoon Hotel, Llandudno, on a half-board basis from £529 on July 25, 2015
Floral Kingdom of South Africa
Explore gardens of world renown, including the UNESCO-protected Cape Floral region and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on this stay in in South Africa's winelands in Somerset West. View Rustenberg Farm gardens which is also known for its fine wines, travel to see a range of tropical, succulent and karoo species at Stellenbosch University and see endangered species at Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden amongst many horticultural highlights on this holiday.
16 nights from £2699, departing London Heathrow on October 19, 2015
Spring Flowers of Malta
Enjoy Malta in springtime with highlights including the Chinese Garden in Santa Lucija, the private gardens of Villa Bologna and the formal walled garden of Romeo Romano. Guests can also search for wild flowers at the impressive Dingli cliffs and visit Valletta’s public gardens. 7 nights at the Salini Resort (4Q), in St Paul’s, on an all-inclusive basis from £829 departing London Gatwick and Heathrow or Manchester on March 8 (£829) and 15 (£849), 2016
For details call free on 0800 092 9083 or visit travel.saga.co.uk
Editors: Saga Holidays is the winner of seven British Travel Awards 2014 including Best for Special Interests.
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