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3 – 6 January 2019

Lunch in the shade of an enormous spreading English oak, enveloped in the fragrance of arching rows of lavender in full bloom. Join us for aromatherapy of the botanical kind. We’ve included some beautiful cool climate gardens to give you an inspirational short break.
Thursday 3 January 2019
Home – Launceston (D)

Depart Sydney on a direct flight to Launceston with Virgin Australia.
Check in at Peppers Seaport, our home for the next three nights. Relax and unwind in this scenic spot on the waterfront. Dinner tonight is included in a restaurant next to our hotel and on the riverfront.

Accommodation: Peppers Seaport, Launceston

Friday 4 January 2019
Bridestowe Lavender Estate (B/L)

It’s all about lavender today! Endless fields of lavender flowers will take your breath away. We’ll enjoy morning tea, learn about the distillation process to make lavender oil, do some shopping and then head to lunch under the grand oak in view of all that blooms at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

Accommodation: Peppers Seaport, Launceston

Saturday 5 January 2019
Wychwood & Old Wesleydale (B/L/D)

We are heading to Mole Creek this morning to visit two famous gardens; Wychwood, a fine garden that’s re-opened with new owners keen to put their own stamp on this landmark garden. Then Old Wesleydale where the walled garden is new plus a potting shed, picking garden and glasshouse. Don’t miss the bountiful potager and dovecote. It’s an Arcadian landscape with vistas through to the ranges. We’ll enjoy lunch here before we travel back to Launceston.

Accommodation: Peppers Seaport, Launceston

Sunday 6 January 2019
Launceston – Home (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

  • Return group airfare Sydney-Launceston-Sydney
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Peppers Seaport, Launceston with breakfast daily
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinner
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and
    sightseeing including Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Wychwood, Old Wesleydale

Twin Share land only $1,950 per person
Twin Share including air $2,195 per person
Single Supplement $395

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Air price is based on departure from Sydney


Earlybird discount $50
Previous Traveller Discount $25
Garden Clinic Member discount $25

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Portugal and the Madeira Flower Festival

Citrus scented streets, Art Nouveau buildings, mosaic pavements, blue/white ceramic tiles (azulejos) decorated walls, arcades, columns and water tanks, marble towns of the Alentejo; all go to make this spring journey through Portugal
and Madeira one to remember. Highlight is Madeira’s famous Flower Festival.

Japan at Cherry Blossom Time

Follow the cherry blossom trail as it blooms across Kyoto, Kanazawa, Nikko and Tokyo on a 14 day tour that takes you inside Japan’s great gardens. Experience a fascinating mix of ancient Zen serenity and modernity that makes Japan
such an exciting cultural destination.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Stimulate your senses with a dose of botanical inspiration admiring new trends, world-class show gardens and an exhibition hall full of cut flowers. It’s the southern hemisphere’s biggest garden festival. We’ll sample a few of
Melbourne’s flowery and operatic treats on a four-day break.

Gardens of Southern India and Kerala

Our fascination with India continues with this tour of the south, where huge trees provide shade and colour, palaces are luxurious and flowers are abundant. Walk in the footsteps of the Portugese, Dutch and British colonists. Sample
the mouth-watering taste of Kochi with tamarind, coconut and traditional spices. Cruise the palm-fringed watery wonderland of Kerala.

Gardens of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka celebrates 70 years of independence; it’s a cultural and historical hotspot with a written history of 2500 years. Ancient sites are declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Discover this ancient land with
friendly locals, incredible flavours, bustling cities, highland tea and spice plantations, tropical gardens and elephants!