Discover gardens in France and Ireland

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We have put together three extraordinary trips for you. Join us on one of the summer tours and get to know the most beautiful private and public gardens as well as enchanting landscapes and cities in France and Ireland.

Private garden paradise in picturesque Alsace

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In northern Alsace, the atmospheric "Jardins de la Ferme Bleue" await their visit. The garden architect Jean-Louis Cura has painted the old farm in typical Hanau blue

French Alsace is considered by garden friends as Eldorado. Because in the region west of the Rhine, there are many excellent Private gardens, waiting for a visit. A summer trip from 13 to 17 June 2009 takes you to the most beautiful gardens in Alsace. On the five-day tour you will visit the rose Garden of the artist-couple Amolsch in Drachenbronn-Birlenbach, the original ones "Jardins de la Ferme Bleue" of the garden architect Jean Louis Cura and the wonderful garden of Marguerite Goetz in Plobsheim. Also the cities Colmar and Strasbourg are on the program.
The bus tour starts in Karlsruhe. For the four nights, the recently renovated Hotel Diana (3 stars plus) in the wine village Molsheim booked. Registration deadline is April 25, 2009. Price per person: from 1125 Euro. The exact itinerary you can download here as PDF.

Discover France with the nostalgic train

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The famous gardens of Villandry on the Loire are inspired by the Renaissance style

You love the special? Then you will become one Rail Cruise with the Nostalgic Express "Euro Train" certainly inspire. You can start your journey from 18 to 25 July 2009 from various German train stations, for example from Nuremberg, Frankfurt / M. and Karlsruhe. The train with First-class comfort takes you through picturesque French landscapes like the Loire Valley towards historically significant cities and gardens. For example, the city is on the program Le-Puy-en-Velay in the Auvergne and the medieval Apremont-sur-Allier, that at the competition "the most beautiful villages of France" one Award received. In Bourges not only impressed the Cathedral, but also the Art Nouveau garden Prés-Fichaux from the beginning of the 20th century. The visit of the Renaissance garden from Villandry in the Loire Valley and the magnificent Baroque palace and gardens of Louis XIV in Versailles are further highlights of the seven-day trip. A visit to a champagne cellar rounds off the varied journey to France.
You will stay in Mid-range hotels in six cities along the route. Price per person: from 1950 Euro. The registration deadline for the trip to France is June 2, 2009. You can download the detailed itinerary here as a PDF to download.

Ireland: Secret garden treasures on the island

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The 20-acre Powerscourt Castle complex combines Baroque garden art and English landscaped gardens with stunning natural scenery

Ireland is a real insider tip. While England is well known as a garden land, many gardening friends do not know what treasures the Green Island has to offer. We present you immediately two occasions, to get acquainted with land and gardens - from 8 to 15 July and from 9 to 16 August 2009. The eight-day trip will start after a flight with Aer Lingus (for example, from Frankfurt) in Dublin. There you will receive the Garden Lady Helen Dillon in her green kingdom with tea and biscuits. The sprawling facility of Powerscourt Castle and the natural garden Annes Grove In the idyllic valley of the river Awbeg you can not miss either. Of the Island garden Mount Usher wait with exotic plants on, thanks to the mild climate thrive there well. Ilnacullin on Garnish Island is famous for its atmospheric Italian garden in front of a fantastic landscape.
You stay in selected 3- and 4-star hotels. Price per person: from 1595 euros. The registration deadline for these garden trips is 30th March and 30th April 2009. Further information on the itinerary can be downloaded here as a PDF.

The complete travel documents (including the registration forms) can be sent by stating your postal address per e-mail Request. Please write in the subject line Keyword "garden trip".

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