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2 – 6 JANUARY 2020
(Departing Sydney)

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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 2 January 2020
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 3 January 2020
Bridestowe Lavender (B/MT/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 4 January 2020
Mole Creek (B/MT/L)

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 5 January 2020
Woolmers (B/L/D)

First stop this morning is Launceston City Park and the Design Centre next door, a showcase for local arts and crafts and Tassie timbers. Next stop is Woolmers Estate, a reflection of colonial life in Tasmania. A guided tour of the house will tell the story of six generations of the Archer Family. The garden is another reflection of its colonial past. Lunch is included today and a walk through the famous rose garden. Clarendon is next, on the banks of the South Esk River, one of the great Georgian Regency homes of Australia. Visit this colonial farm complex with a residence established in 1817 by James Cox. Farewell Dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Peppers Seaport, Launceston

Monday 6 January 2020
Launceston – Home (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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  • Return group airfare Sydney-Launceston-Sydney
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Peppers Seaport, Launceston with breakfast daily
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinner
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Wychwood, Old Wesleydale, Woolmers Estate, Clarendon

Twin Share land only $2,295 per person
Twin Share including air $2,595 per person
Single Supplement $595

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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Western Australia Wildflowers

Let Australian plant lover Colin Barlow introduce you to the diverse natural wonders of southern Western Australia. Meet milkmaids, honeypots, green kangaroo paws and mountain bells in the wild, and catch the extravaganza of the Kings Park Wildflower Festival.

China and Beijing International Horticultural Expo

Your chance to visit possibly the most ambitious horticultural expo ever staged. This International Horticultural Expo in Yanqing overlooks the Great Wall near Baderling just north/west of Beijing. It will run for six months.

Inside New South Wales

Our tour includes all of NSW’s spring flower festivals; Tulip Time Southern Highlands, Floriade in Canberra, Cowra Cherry Blossom and the Leura Garden Festival. We’ll do it in style with time to enjoy the fine food and wines of each region.

Springtime Tasmania Bulbs and Blossom

Tasmania’s cool spring is perfect for flowering trees, bulbs and rhododendrons; colourful shows of spring flowers. Painting with petals. Discover some of Tasmania’s finest gardens on this week-long holiday. Meet some passionate gardeners and share their inspiration.

Inside Victoria

Victoria’s fine country gardens at the peak spring flush. Meet the gardeners behind each masterpiece. See old favourites & exciting new cutting edge gardens: including David Glenn’s Lambley, Paul Bangay’s Stonefields, Dame Elisabeth’s Cruden Farm and Stuart Rattle’s Musk Farm.

Gardens and Ancient Sites of Mexico & Cuba

Home to the frangipani, the dahlia and to chocolate! Visit ancient pyramids of Aztec and Mayan civilisations, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, The Yucatan and finish in Hemmingway’s Cuba at Havana and Vinales.

New Zealand

New Zealand’s gardens are amongst the best anywhere. Marlborough has a festival like no other and based in Blenheim. This gives us the perfect excuse to visit some of the best private gardens in this incredibly beautiful region in the south island with Michael McCoy, your tour leader.

Melbourne Cup

Go ‘behind the scenes’ at ‘The Race That Stops The Nation’. A special preview of Flemington Racecourse Rose Garden before the race, without the crowds.

Jacaranda Cruises

Ses the most beautiful harbour in the world with breathtaking Jacarandas in full flower, with commentary by Graham Ross.