Garden tours 2019: Victoria,Tasmania and Italy
My 2019 garden tour to Italy now only has a limited number of places available, so it you are thinking of joining me and travelling to see the gardens around Lake Como, Florence, Sienna, Lucca and Rome (including Ninfa) and lots of private gardens not open to the general public, this is the tour for you. Lunchs featuring delicious seasonal produce malke the most of Italy's famous cuisine too. I'm co-leading this with artist and art historian David Henderson - so you'll get a nice balance of gardens, art and architecture, scenery and food.
For the last ten or so years I've taken a tour to see gardens in Victoria in March. The 2019 tour includes a new garden in the Mornington Peninsula and two new gardens in the goldfield's region. It has evolved over the years and ithis year's tour is, I think, the best Victorian tour I have ever led.
We plan to move this tour to October in 2020 - so it will not include the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show, but will have a range of gardens in their spring glory (including more new ones) and lush and green countryside.
After taking the first ASA Cultural Tour to Tasmania next month Bill and I have allocated some post tour time in Tasmania to consider other places that we might like to add to the itinerary in 2019.
I've already found a few additions for this year's tour (including a brand new food garden that teams European edibles with the native equivalent) which are not in the brochure.
If you fancy any of these tours the information is on my website www.derynthorpe.com.au or visit the website of ASA Cultural Tours www.asatours.com.au.