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Italian Lakes, Music & Gardens

A seven night stay at the Grand Hotel Menaggio on the shores of Lake Como with Alan Mason & performances by London Festival Opera

  • 28 April 2020
  • History and Culture
  • Music
  • The Villa Carlotta on Italy’s Lake Como

Come with us and enjoy some of the most beautiful Italian gardens at their springtime best as we explore Lake Como and Maggiore from our delightful lake-side base at the Grand Hotel Menaggio. During our week’s stay we will visit some of the finest gardens and villas and be joined by London Festival Opera who will perform some marvellous opera in wonderful settings.

Italy has more than its fair share of beautiful places, but few would argue that the lakes that nestle in the foothills of the Italian Alps are one of its finest assets. The images stay with you forever. The early mist rising off the lake, church bells resonating off the water, flower-filled gardens reflected in the still, deep waters and numerous craft going about their business, crisscrossing the lake.

Our programme will include comprehensive sightseeing excursions, and some free time to relax and enjoy the lovely facilities of the hotel and appreciate the dramatic scenery of Lake Como. We will be joined by horticultural expert Alan Mason, who will provide talks and briefings during the week and accompany us on excursions.

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  • Our View

    “We are delighted to be repeating our hugely successful visit to the stunning shores of Lake Como. What could be more enchanting than a combination of wonderful music from London Festival Opera, beautiful gardens, magnificent views and delicious Italian food? Lake Como has seen many illustrious guests grace its shores over its long history including Queen Victoria and the locals today will almost certainly casually drop into their conversation that George Clooney is amongst many actors who own a villa there. Our base for our week-long visit, The Grand Hotel Menaggio, has an enviable location with unforgettable views. Despite the grand exterior of this 19th century Palazzo the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and offers the ideal spot to totally unwind.”

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Grand Hotel Menaggio

Grand Hotel Menaggio

The Grand Hotel Menaggio is situated on the most elegant of Italian Lakes, Lake Como. This comfortable and relaxed hotel, which was completely renovated in 2008 has 94 rooms and offers a high level of comfort, good food and service. The atmosphere is peaceful and the accommodation and public rooms stylish and comfortable. However, its greatest asset is its position. Situated in the most attractive central lake area, it is ideally placed for day excursions to some of the loveliest villas and gardens of Lombardy.

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Itinerary

  • Villa Balbianello
  • Isola Madre, Lake Maggiore
  • Colourful streets of Bellagio

Day 1 London Heathrow to Menaggio, Italy.

Fly by scheduled flight from Heathrow to Milan and transfer to the Grand Hotel Menaggio on the shores of Lake Como for a seven night stay.

Day 2 Bellagio & Villa Melzi.

Our launch will take us across Lake Como to Bellagio where colourful gardens line the shore. Enjoy a visit to the Villa Melzi, a fine neo-classical villa. The garden is splendid with a Moorish temple, Japanese garden and watergarden at the edge of the lake. There will be some free time in Bellagio before returning back to the hotel by boat.

Day 3 Villa Balbianello & Villa Carlotta.

Morning at leisure. Depart in the early afternoon by boat to the Villa Balbianello. See the interior and gardens of this lovely lakeside villa. Continue to the Villa Carlotta, built in 1747 with a superb garden laid out in 1850 by Princess Carlotta. The setting is idyllic and the gardens are full of contrast, particularly in the spring. Enjoy a performance by London Festival Opera at Villa Carlotta.

Day 4 Como & Villa Medici.

Morning departure by coach to Como where there will be some free time for sightseeing. In the early afternoon, depart by coach to Villa Medici Giulini where hopefully the alternating colour of the azaleas will be at their best. Enjoy a piano recital with a musician at the Villa followed by an aperitif.

Day 5 Villa Bagatti, Lugano & Villa Cicogna Mozzoni.

Depart by coach to visit Villa Bagatti’s garden. After your visit continue to Lugano for some time at leisure. In the early afternoon visit Villa Cicogna Mozzoni, a 16th century villa surrounded by exquisite gardens. Enjoy a performance by London Festival Opera at the Villa with an aperitif after the performance.

Day 6 Lake Maggiore.

Full day excursion to Lake Maggiore. Our private launch will take us to the Borromean Islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre. On Isola Bella, once a barren rock, see the vast palace built from the island’s rock and its surrounding terraced gardens, inspired it is said by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The palace is decorated with fine furniture and some interesting paintings, but it is the ten terraces of the gardens with their English Garden, Italian Garden, Azalea Garden and Mosaic Garden which capture the imagination. In the afternoon we will sail across to the larger of the two islands, Isola Madre. Here, five gardens connect in a peaceful woodland setting.

Day 7 Lake Como.

Day at leisure to relax and enjoy your surroundings or perhaps take the ferry to Varenna. There will be a late afternoon performance by London Festival Opera at the hotel followed by a farewell dinner.

Day 8 Menaggio to London Heathrow.

Transfer to Milan airport for your return scheduled flight to London.

NB: It must be noted that this tour will involve being on your feet for long periods and navigating many cobblestoned streets and steps. We therefore do not recommend this tour for those with walking difficulties.

  • The Villa Carlotta on Italy’s Lake Como
  • Lake Maggiore from Isola Bella
  • Villa Melzi and gardens

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
28 April to 5 May 2020
Category Price
Standard Land View Twin Room £2395
Standard Lake View Twin Room £2695
Lake View Room with Balcony £2895
Standard Land View Twin Room Single Occupancy £2695
Standard Lake View Twin Room Single Occupancy £2995

Tour Reference Code: LALAKES

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Seven nights hotel accommodation including breakfast and dinner daily • Excursions with guide • Three music performances by London Festival Opera • Gratuities • Entrance fees • Guest speaker • Tour Manager • Transfers • Airport & tourist taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, lunches.

NB: It must be noted that this tour will involve being on your feet for long periods and navigating many cobblestoned streets and steps. We therefore do not recommend this tour for those with walking difficulties.

Grand Hotel Menaggio

The Grand Hotel Menaggio is situated on the most elegant of Italian Lakes, Lake Como. This comfortable and relaxed hotel, which was completely renovated in 2008 has 94 rooms and offers a high level of comfort, good food and service. The atmosphere is peaceful and the accommodation and public rooms stylish and comfortable. However, its greatest asset is its position. Situated in the most attractive central lake area, it is ideally placed for day excursions to some of the loveliest villas and gardens of Lombardy.

 
  • Grand Hotel Menaggio Hotel View
  • Pool View and Restaurant
  • Room with balcony
  • Restaurant
  • Your Accommodation

    There are three choices of room type, the Standard Room, the Standard Lake View which overlooks the swimming pool and lake, and the Lake View Room with Balcony with views of the lake and the added advantage of a balcony. All the rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite television, safe deposit, air-conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, private bath or shower and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Your Space

    The Grand Hotel Menaggio features a heated outdoor pool with pool towels provided and comfortable sun-loungers, a fitness room (extra charge for massage), lakeside garden area, large bar and terrace, comfortable lounge as well as complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. The lawns and swimming pool on the water’s edge are perfect for relaxing, reading a book or watching the waterborne activity.

  • Your Dining

    Our stay at the Grand Hotel Menaggio includes breakfast and dinner daily. The restaurant offers beautiful views and dishes feature many local specialities. There is also a bar at the hotel where you can enjoy a pre or post dinner aperitif.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    The Grand Hotel Menaggio is situated on the most elegant of Italian lakes, Lake Como. This refined and relaxed hotel has 94 rooms and offers a high level of comfort, good food and service. The atmosphere is peaceful and the accommodation and public rooms stylish and comfortable. However, its greatest asset is its position. Situated in the most attractive central lake area, it is ideally placed for day excursions to some of the loveliest villas and gardens of Lombardy.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors can be obtained from the Concierge at the reception of the hotel. These should be returned to Concierge at the end of the stay.

    ADDRESS

    Grand Hotel Menaggio Via IV novembre 77 22017 Menaggio Italy

    AIR CONDITIONING

    Air conditioning is available in all rooms and restaurant of the hotel.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call + 39 34 430640. This is an Italian number so calls to this number are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at info@grandhotelmenaggio.com. All rooms and public areas offer complimentary Wi-Fi.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Your Tour Manager will confirm the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities the previous evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free please notify the Reservations Department at the time of booking. We will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once checked in, please speak to the Chef/ Maitre‘D at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    Breakfast is served daily in the main restaurant from 7:30am to 10:00am Lunch is served daily in the main restaurant from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Dinner is served in the main restaurant from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There are no disabled rooms but there is a disabled bathroom available on the 1st floor of the hotel. 

    DRESS CODE

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it’s up to you.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts. There are a limited number of adaptors available in the hotel which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    A laundry and dry cleaning service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe of your hotel room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of garments to be washed on your bed.

    LIFT

    There are two lifts within the hotel.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MAIL

    Letters or postcards can be left at Reception for postage. Please ask at Reception for more information on purchasing stamps or postcards.

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    A hospital is located five minutes from the hotel. A doctor, if available, can also be called to visit a hotel guest.

    MINI BAR

    For your convenience a mini bar facility has been set up in your room.

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    The Grand Hotel Menaggio features a heated outdoor pool with pool towels provided and comfortable sun loungers, a fitness room (extra charge for massage), lakeside garden area, large bar and terrace, comfortable lounge as well as complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. The lawns and swimming pool on the water’s edge are perfect for relaxing, reading a book or watching the waterborne activity.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception on arrival which allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    There are three choices of room type, you can choose to upgrade your room to overlook the swimming pool and lake and whether or not you would like the added advantage of a balcony. All the rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite television, safe deposit, air conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, private bath or shower and complimentary Wi-Fi. Land View Rooms – Furnished with care and elegance, equipped with every modern comfort, a bath or shower and one king or two twin beds. There is no lake view. Lake View Rooms – Magnificent views of the lake. Elegantly decorated rooms, equipped with all modern amenities, a bath or shower and one king or two twin beds. Lake View Rooms with Balcony – Spacious and bright, furnished with taste and elegance and with balconies that allow you to enjoy an impressive view of the lake. They are equipped with a bath or shower and one king or two twin beds.

    SAFE

    In the closet of your room is an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance, please contact Reception.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Grand Hotel Menaggio offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. Smoking is permitted only outside. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other guests into consideration.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 0. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) in the beginning followed by the phone number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Reception – Dial 9 from any phone in the hotel. Room Service – Dial 1510 from any phone in the hotel. In case of an Emergency – Dial 112 from any phone in the hotel.

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a TV.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Soap • Shower caps • Vanity set • Tissues

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Concierge.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Accommodation

    There are three choices of room type, the Standard Room, the Standard Lake View which overlooks the swimming pool and lake, and the Lake View Room with Balcony with views of the lake and the added advantage of a balcony. All the rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite television, safe deposit, air-conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, private bath or shower and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Your Space

    The Grand Hotel Menaggio features a heated outdoor pool with pool towels provided and comfortable sun-loungers, a fitness room (extra charge for massage), lakeside garden area, large bar and terrace, comfortable lounge as well as complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. The lawns and swimming pool on the water’s edge are perfect for relaxing, reading a book or watching the waterborne activity.

  • Your Dining

    Our stay at the Grand Hotel Menaggio includes breakfast and dinner daily. The restaurant offers beautiful views and dishes feature many local specialities. There is also a bar at the hotel where you can enjoy a pre or post dinner aperitif.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    The Grand Hotel Menaggio is situated on the most elegant of Italian lakes, Lake Como. This refined and relaxed hotel has 94 rooms and offers a high level of comfort, good food and service. The atmosphere is peaceful and the accommodation and public rooms stylish and comfortable. However, its greatest asset is its position. Situated in the most attractive central lake area, it is ideally placed for day excursions to some of the loveliest villas and gardens of Lombardy.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors can be obtained from the Concierge at the reception of the hotel. These should be returned to Concierge at the end of the stay.

    ADDRESS

    Grand Hotel Menaggio Via IV novembre 77 22017 Menaggio Italy

    AIR CONDITIONING

    Air conditioning is available in all rooms and restaurant of the hotel.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call + 39 34 430640. This is an Italian number so calls to this number are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at info@grandhotelmenaggio.com. All rooms and public areas offer complimentary Wi-Fi.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Your Tour Manager will confirm the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities the previous evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free please notify the Reservations Department at the time of booking. We will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once checked in, please speak to the Chef/ Maitre‘D at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    Breakfast is served daily in the main restaurant from 7:30am to 10:00am Lunch is served daily in the main restaurant from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Dinner is served in the main restaurant from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There are no disabled rooms but there is a disabled bathroom available on the 1st floor of the hotel. 

    DRESS CODE

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it’s up to you.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts. There are a limited number of adaptors available in the hotel which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    A laundry and dry cleaning service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe of your hotel room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of garments to be washed on your bed.

    LIFT

    There are two lifts within the hotel.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MAIL

    Letters or postcards can be left at Reception for postage. Please ask at Reception for more information on purchasing stamps or postcards.

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    A hospital is located five minutes from the hotel. A doctor, if available, can also be called to visit a hotel guest.

    MINI BAR

    For your convenience a mini bar facility has been set up in your room.

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    The Grand Hotel Menaggio features a heated outdoor pool with pool towels provided and comfortable sun loungers, a fitness room (extra charge for massage), lakeside garden area, large bar and terrace, comfortable lounge as well as complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. The lawns and swimming pool on the water’s edge are perfect for relaxing, reading a book or watching the waterborne activity.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception on arrival which allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    There are three choices of room type, you can choose to upgrade your room to overlook the swimming pool and lake and whether or not you would like the added advantage of a balcony. All the rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite television, safe deposit, air conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, private bath or shower and complimentary Wi-Fi. Land View Rooms – Furnished with care and elegance, equipped with every modern comfort, a bath or shower and one king or two twin beds. There is no lake view. Lake View Rooms – Magnificent views of the lake. Elegantly decorated rooms, equipped with all modern amenities, a bath or shower and one king or two twin beds. Lake View Rooms with Balcony – Spacious and bright, furnished with taste and elegance and with balconies that allow you to enjoy an impressive view of the lake. They are equipped with a bath or shower and one king or two twin beds.

    SAFE

    In the closet of your room is an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance, please contact Reception.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Grand Hotel Menaggio offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. Smoking is permitted only outside. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other guests into consideration.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 0. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) in the beginning followed by the phone number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Reception – Dial 9 from any phone in the hotel. Room Service – Dial 1510 from any phone in the hotel. In case of an Emergency – Dial 112 from any phone in the hotel.

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a TV.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Soap • Shower caps • Vanity set • Tissues

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Concierge.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our View

“We are delighted to be repeating our hugely successful visit to the stunning shores of Lake Como. What could be more enchanting than a combination of wonderful music from London Festival Opera, beautiful gardens, magnificent views and delicious Italian food? Lake Como has seen many illustrious guests grace its shores over its long history including Queen Victoria and the locals today will almost certainly casually drop into their conversation that George Clooney is amongst many actors who own a villa there. Our base for our week-long visit, The Grand Hotel Menaggio, has an enviable location with unforgettable views. Despite the grand exterior of this 19th century Palazzo the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and offers the ideal spot to totally unwind.”

Travelling with You

  • London Festival Opera

    London Festival Opera

    We are delighted to be joined by London Festival Opera on many of our tours and cruises. We have long been associated with London Festival Opera and each year our music themed cruises grow in popularity. London Festival Opera have achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, concert halls, embassies and private homes and gardens. Recent engagements have been throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Barbados, Marrakech and Moscow.

    Particular attention is given to the design and quality of our costumes which are as authentic as possible. Whether it is a period evening dress, such as Regency or Victorian to enhance a gala performance or a full production, the costumes will be of the highest quality and style.

    Bringing together artists from the major British opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the company has a considerable reputation and has appeared in some of the world's leading venues including as a guest company in one of the Italy's greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice.

    London Festival Opera will be on the following tour dates: 28 April 2020 to 5 May 2020
  • Alan Mason

    Alan Mason NDT. F.Inst.G. Dip.Hort. M.CI. Hort. is one of Europe’s most experienced and best qualified garden designers and consultants. Having achieved the distinction of being the UK’s youngest head gardener at Bramham Park when still in his 20’s, and then Gardens Manager to the Queen's cousin Lord Harewood at Harewood House in Yorkshire - where he and his team elevated the gardens into the top ten most visited gardens in the country - he set up his garden design consultancy in 1987. He has since designed and created gardens for royalty and other leading public figures in the UK and France. Creating the gardens at Le Manoir du Hilguy for Holiday Property Bond, and at his own home, Le Manoir, Port de Roche in Brittany, brought Alan Mason Garden Design International success.

    During the 80s and 90s Alan also presented the long running ‘Gardens without Borders television programme, which featured gardens in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Holland.

    His French links continue, particularly in Brittany and Normandy, which have a similar climate and challenges to the UK. Alan is currently developing a beautiful riverside garden near Nantes, selected by the Ecole National Superiore d'Architecture de Versailles as representing the best of quintessential English garden design in the 21st century.

    Alan Mason is a founder member of The Professional Gardener's Guild and the founder of the Senior Garden Advisors consultancy group which brings the services of  top former Head Gardeners' from Stately Homes such as Chatsworth, Castle Howard and Harewood House to a wider public. Alan is also a judge of the show gardens at the prestigious Sandringham Flower Show and a garden design lecturer for The Royal Horticultural Society. 

    Alan Mason will be on the following tour dates: 28 April 2020 to 5 May 2020

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