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Great Gardens of the Dordogne

A week long visit to the beautiful gardens & chateaux of France’s Dordogne region with Rosemary Legrand staying at Hotel Plaza Madeleine in Sarlat-la-Canéda

  • 19 September 2020
  • Garden
  • Manoir d’Eyrignac

Come with us to the idyllic Dordogne region of France to enjoy some of the most beautiful French gardens at their autumnal best. Over the course of seven days we will visit some splendid and varied gardens in the company of our horticultural expert Rosemary Legrand including the exquisite topiary gardens of Jardins de Marqueyssac and Jardins du Manoir d’ Eyrignac.

In addition to the wonderful gardens we can offer seven days of absolute bliss with the best of the region on offer from bucolic landscapes of pastoral green meadows and vineyards, beautiful chateaux, charming towns and fortified villages to sampling the traditional French gastronomy. During our guided excursions we will explore the renowned Chateau Milandes, former home of the legendary dancer Josephine Baker, take a leisurely boat trip along the River Dordogne and visit the Museum of Prehistory at Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil. Other highlights will include Rouffignac Cave with its amazing collection of prehistoric art, the World Heritage Site of Rocamadour and nearby Martel, Town of the Seven Towers where we will travel on a vintage train to enjoy breathtaking eighty metre high views over the glorious Haut-Quercy countryside.

We have chosen the centrally located Hotel Plaza Madeleine in the beautiful Medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda as the base for our visit to the region and the itinerary has been devised so that, in addition to the guided excursions, there will be time to enjoy the hotel facilities and explore the town and its many restaurants and cafes at leisure.

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Hotel Plaza Madeleine

Hotel Plaza Madeleine

Ideally located at the entrance to the Medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda and overlooking a pretty tree-shaded square and small park, this historic four-star hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore this charming French town as well as the wider Dordogne region. The property features 41 elegant rooms and benefits from a lovely spa and an attractive patio garden from which you can relax and enjoy sampling the local wines.

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Itinerary

  • Jardins de Marqueyssac
  • Manoir d’Eyrignac
  • Chateau de Losse

Day 1 London Gatwick to Bordeaux, France.

Fly by scheduled flight from London to Bordeaux. Arrive in the afternoon and our transfer from the airport will take us across the Garonne River into the Dordogne and to the charming town of Sarlat-la-Canéda. Upon arrival we check in to Hotel Plaza Madeleine for our seven night stay. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (D)

Day 2 Beynac-et-Cazenac.

After breakfast a short transfer brings us to the Chateau Marqueyssac in Vézac, where we explore the series of terraced gardens that provide a superb view of the Dordogne Valley. Famous for its 150,000 box plants and some amazing cloudlike topiary, the 49-acre gardens were established in the late 19th century by the chateau’s owner, Julien de Cerval. Modern additions include the sinuous, serpentine path of santolinas and rosemary in subtle shades of green and silver-grey foliage, and the cascading waterfall. After our visit, we transfer to Beynac for a local lunch before visiting the town’s castle, one of the most authentic and best-preserved fortresses of the Perigord. It has dominated the local skyline since the 12th century and was conquered by Richard the Lionheart before seeing action during numerous battles in the Hundred Years’ War. Transfer down to the river and embark a replica of a 19th century gabarre, a traditional barge, for a scenic cruise. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy a talk by Rosemary before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Chateau de Milandes & Terrasson-Lavilledieu.

This morning we will visit Chateau Milandes, the former home of the legendary performer Josephine Baker. Built in 1489 on the south bank of the Dordogne, the castle was home to the Caumont family but fell into ruin following the French Revolution. Bought by a local industrialist in 1900, the castle was extensively restored, and a winery and farm were added, before the gardens were commissioned in 1908 and created by the renowned Parisian gardener Jules Vacherot.  Enjoy lunch on-site before a scenic drive brings us to Chateau de Losse on the banks of the River Vézère. Surrounded by ramparts and a moat, the castle was built in Renaissance style in 1576 and its huge fortified gatehouse is the largest of its kind in Europe. Surrounding the castle are its lovely gardens - awarded ‘Jardin Remarquable’ status in 2004 and laid out in a French formal style with walls of box hedging clipped into symmetrical shapes. Our final stop is at the distinctly modern Jardins de l’Imaginaire in Terrasson, which feature a spectacular water garden with a grid of fountains emerging from textured cobblestones beside a narrow canal. (B, L)

Day 4 Hautefort & Carsac.

Journey north this morning to the magnificent Chateau de Hautefort, originally a Medieval fortress, which today blends its original defence features with a classical central castle built between 1630 and 1670. The castle was transformed into a leisure manor in the 17th century, and today it houses a remarkable collection of period furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries. We also explore its English-style park and French-style gardens, designed by the Count of Choulot in the 19th century and home to some impressive formal box parterres. After lunch at a local restaurant we continue on to les Jardins d’eau de Carsac, which offer us a touch of Monet and a multitude of water lilies. Its varied collection of exotic species will have passed the peak of its flowering season but will still display the most remarkable seed heads on the lotus, containing seeds that can still be germinated 1000 years into the future. The beautiful garden comprises of a number of large ponds and small lakes filled with a huge variety of water plants. (B, L)

Day 5 Les Eyzies & Rouffignac.

The Vézère valley is home to over 200 palaeolithic sites, 15 of which have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We begin our exploration of the ancient history of the area at the fascinating National Museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzies. Opened in 2004 it houses France’s most extensive paleolithic collection with over 12000 exhibits. Learn of the major cultural and environmental changes related to the succession from Neanderthals to Homo sapiens, the perfect introduction for our afternoon visit to one of the highlights of the region, the stunning Rouffignac cave which is home to an amazing collection of prehistoric art. We explore the cave system by a small electric train that takes us past many of the engravings and line drawings made between 10000 and 50000 years ago, the highlight of the visit undoubtedly being the Great Ceiling, where a whirl of 65 animal figures dominate a shaft leading to the lower levels. Return to Sarlat in the late afternoon for an opportunity to further explore this beautiful Medieval town at leisure. (B, L)

Day 6 Martel & Rocamadour.

This morning we drive the short distance to Martel, the Town of Seven Towers, where we take a trip on a preserved railway, le Train de Haut Quercy. Known locally as ‘Le Truffadou’, the line originally transported the truffles for which the region was famous, and was re-opened by enthusiasts in 1997, seventeen years after its closure. Carved into the cliffs Chateau de Losse of Mirandol, towering 260 feet above the River Dordogne, the trip offers spectacular views from the train as we travel to Saint-Denis. Next, we continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rocamadour, a Medieval village that clings onto the cliffside above the River Alzou. Enjoy a walking tour prior to time at leisure for independent exploration and the chance to find a local restaurant for lunch. (B)

Day 7 Carlux & Salignac.

Head east this morning to les Jardins de Cadiot in Carlux, a smaller site that is made up of ten differently themed gardens that have been created over thirty years by the present owners. Stroll through the decorative vegetable garden to the structured orchard, peony and wild rose gardens. A short transfer brings us to Eyrignac manor where following lunch at leisure we explore the topiary gardens surrounding the charming 17th century house, a typical example of the local Perigord architecture. The unusual gardens were created over forty years ago and are set over three levels in the classical French tradition of box, yew and hornbeam, with pencil slim cypress trees that also give the site an Italian influence. Unforgettable features and effects such as the amazing lines of flying buttresses grown in hornbeam, the gorgeous green rotunda, the magical white gardens and glorious wildflower meadow, together with the bijou family chapel make this a very special and elegant garden. Meet for a farewell dinner in Sarlat-la-Canéda this evening. (B, D)

Day 8 Sarlat-la-Canéda to London Gatwick.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Bordeaux Airport for our return scheduled flight to London. (B)

  • Chateau Beynac
  • River Dordogne from Chateau Beynac
  • The Dordogne river

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
19 to 26 September 2020
Category Price
Business Room £2795
Executive Room £2995
Privilege Room £3195
Prestige Room £3395
Business Room for sole use £3295
Executive Room for sole use £3495
Privilege Room for sole use £3695
Prestige Room for sole use £3895

Tour Reference Code: LADORDOGNE

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Seven nights accommodation at Hotel Plaza Madeleine • Meals as indicated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner) • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner • Tour Manager • Guest Speaker • Excursions as described with local guides • Gratuities • Transfers • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

NB: All of the excursions involve extended periods of walking including steep inclines, steps and over uneven terrain. We therefore do not recommend this tour for those with walking difficulties.

Group Size: We are restricting the group size to just 25 participants.

Hotel Plaza Madeleine

Ideally located at the entrance to the Medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda and overlooking a pretty tree-shaded square and small park, this historic four-star hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore this charming French town as well as the wider Dordogne region. The property features 41 elegant rooms and benefits from a lovely spa and an attractive patio garden from which you can relax and enjoy sampling the local wines.

 
  • Hotel Plaza Madeleine
    Hotel Plaza Madeleine
  • Hotel Plaza Madeleine
    Reception
  • Prestige Room
    Prestige Room
  • Executive Room
    Executive Room
  • Business Room
    Business Room
  • Your Space

    Your Space

    There is an on-site spa with sauna, steam room and multi-sensory shower which opens out on to a delightful patio garden area with potted palm and olive trees, sun terrace and a small outdoor heated pool open for use from Easter until October each year. There is also a heated Jacuzzi available year-round. A delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast is served each morning and, whilst there is no on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner, the hotel is able to recommend nearby restaurants. For pre or post dinner drinks, the Plaza Bar serves champagne, long drinks and a variety of cocktails. A large selection of regional and vintage wines can also be enjoyed here together with small food platters including foie gras, cured hams and cheeses.

  • Hotel Directory

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    HOTEL DIRECTORY

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

    Situated at the entrance to the Medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda with its historic monuments and bustling markets, the charming Hotel Plaza Madeleine is the ideal base for our exploration of the Dordogne. The hotel features 41 elegantly furnished rooms and a well-equipped spa with a sauna, steam room and multi-sensory shower. The spa opens onto an attractive patio garden with a wonderful sun terrace, small heated pool and Jacuzzi. A delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning and although there is no onsite restaurant for lunch or dinner the friendly hotel staff can recommend one of the numerous nearby restaurants. The Plaza Bar offers an array of drinks including a large selection of regional wines which can be enjoyed with platters of local charcuterie and cheeses.

    ADDRESS & CONTACT DETAILS

    Plaza Madeleine Hotel & Spa
    1 Place de la Petite Rigaudie
    24200 Sarlat
    France
    Tel: +33 553591041
    Email: contact@plaza-madeleine.com

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    Air-conditioning is available throughout the hotel.

    CHECK IN/CHECK OUT

    Check in time is from 3.00pm and check out is by 11.00am.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact Plaza Madeleine directly please call +33 553591041 or e-mail contact@plaza-madeleine.com. This is a French telephone number so calls are charged at an international rate.

    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, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Please do not hesitate to speak with your Tour Manager if you have any dietary queries or concerns whilst on tour.

    DINING & DRINKING

    A buffet breakfast is served daily between 7.30am and 10.30am which includes both continental and full English options. There is no in-house restaurant at the hotel for lunch and dinner, however the Plaza Bar serves light bites from 4.00pm onwards. For pre or post dinner drinks this is the ideal place to enjoy a plate of charcuterie and cheeses with a glass of one of their delicious regional wines. Room service is also available.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in the hotel is 220 volts.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm, follow the instructions of the staff and do not use any lifts. 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. In case of an individual emergency please contact Reception.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    LIFT

    There is a lift which serves all areas of the hotel.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at Reception at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro.

    Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS

    There are 41 sound-proofed rooms across the property which are all classically designed with elegant furnishings. All of the rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar and safe. For your comfort they are also equipped with a hairdryer, selection of toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. All of the rooms are accessible by lift.

    Business Room: These rooms measure 18 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Executive Room: The executive rooms measure 22 square metres and have an en-suite bathroom with bathtub. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double.

    Privilege Room: These rooms measure a generous 28 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Prestige Room: Bright and spacious, the prestige rooms measure a generous 30 square metres and have either a large en-suite bathroom with shower and separate bath or a large walk-in shower room. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double. These rooms also benefit from a sitting room area.

    SAFE

    All rooms have a safe for your use. Should you require any assistance please contact Reception. The hotel cannot be held liable for items left in the rooms. SPA The hotel spa features a relaxing sauna, steam room and ice fountain and is open daily between 4.00pm and 9.00pm. Massages can also be provided at an additional cost.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The heated outdoor infinity pool is located just behind the exotic terrace and is open between Easter and October. There is also an outdoor Jacuzzi which is open all year round.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    For national calls: dial 0 for an outside line, followed by the number

    For international calls: dial 0, followed by the international access code 00, followed by the country code (eg. 44 for the UK), followed by the recipient’s number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    For any other information please dial 9 for the Reception Desk.

    TELEVISION

    All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen television with access to 60 international channels.

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through Reception.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

    Please note: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.1 November 2019

  • Your Room

    Your Room

    There are 41 sound-proofed rooms across the property which are all classically designed with elegant furnishings. All of the rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar and safe. For your comfort they are also equipped with a hairdryer, selection of toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. All of the rooms are accessible by lift.

    Business Room: These rooms measure 18 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Executive Room: The executive rooms measure 22 square metres and have an en-suite bathroom with bathtub. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double.

    Privilege Room: These rooms measure a generous 28 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Prestige Room: Bright and spacious, the prestige rooms measure a generous 30 square metres and have either a large en-suite bathroom with shower and separate bath or a large walk-in shower room. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double. These rooms also benefit from a sitting room area.

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  • Your Space

    Your Space

    There is an on-site spa with sauna, steam room and multi-sensory shower which opens out on to a delightful patio garden area with potted palm and olive trees, sun terrace and a small outdoor heated pool open for use from Easter until October each year. There is also a heated Jacuzzi available year-round. A delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast is served each morning and, whilst there is no on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner, the hotel is able to recommend nearby restaurants. For pre or post dinner drinks, the Plaza Bar serves champagne, long drinks and a variety of cocktails. A large selection of regional and vintage wines can also be enjoyed here together with small food platters including foie gras, cured hams and cheeses.

  • Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    HOTEL DIRECTORY

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

    Situated at the entrance to the Medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda with its historic monuments and bustling markets, the charming Hotel Plaza Madeleine is the ideal base for our exploration of the Dordogne. The hotel features 41 elegantly furnished rooms and a well-equipped spa with a sauna, steam room and multi-sensory shower. The spa opens onto an attractive patio garden with a wonderful sun terrace, small heated pool and Jacuzzi. A delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning and although there is no onsite restaurant for lunch or dinner the friendly hotel staff can recommend one of the numerous nearby restaurants. The Plaza Bar offers an array of drinks including a large selection of regional wines which can be enjoyed with platters of local charcuterie and cheeses.

    ADDRESS & CONTACT DETAILS

    Plaza Madeleine Hotel & Spa
    1 Place de la Petite Rigaudie
    24200 Sarlat
    France
    Tel: +33 553591041
    Email: contact@plaza-madeleine.com

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    Air-conditioning is available throughout the hotel.

    CHECK IN/CHECK OUT

    Check in time is from 3.00pm and check out is by 11.00am.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact Plaza Madeleine directly please call +33 553591041 or e-mail contact@plaza-madeleine.com. This is a French telephone number so calls are charged at an international rate.

    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, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Please do not hesitate to speak with your Tour Manager if you have any dietary queries or concerns whilst on tour.

    DINING & DRINKING

    A buffet breakfast is served daily between 7.30am and 10.30am which includes both continental and full English options. There is no in-house restaurant at the hotel for lunch and dinner, however the Plaza Bar serves light bites from 4.00pm onwards. For pre or post dinner drinks this is the ideal place to enjoy a plate of charcuterie and cheeses with a glass of one of their delicious regional wines. Room service is also available.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in the hotel is 220 volts.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm, follow the instructions of the staff and do not use any lifts. 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. In case of an individual emergency please contact Reception.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    LIFT

    There is a lift which serves all areas of the hotel.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at Reception at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro.

    Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS

    There are 41 sound-proofed rooms across the property which are all classically designed with elegant furnishings. All of the rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar and safe. For your comfort they are also equipped with a hairdryer, selection of toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. All of the rooms are accessible by lift.

    Business Room: These rooms measure 18 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Executive Room: The executive rooms measure 22 square metres and have an en-suite bathroom with bathtub. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double.

    Privilege Room: These rooms measure a generous 28 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Prestige Room: Bright and spacious, the prestige rooms measure a generous 30 square metres and have either a large en-suite bathroom with shower and separate bath or a large walk-in shower room. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double. These rooms also benefit from a sitting room area.

    SAFE

    All rooms have a safe for your use. Should you require any assistance please contact Reception. The hotel cannot be held liable for items left in the rooms. SPA The hotel spa features a relaxing sauna, steam room and ice fountain and is open daily between 4.00pm and 9.00pm. Massages can also be provided at an additional cost.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The heated outdoor infinity pool is located just behind the exotic terrace and is open between Easter and October. There is also an outdoor Jacuzzi which is open all year round.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    For national calls: dial 0 for an outside line, followed by the number

    For international calls: dial 0, followed by the international access code 00, followed by the country code (eg. 44 for the UK), followed by the recipient’s number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    For any other information please dial 9 for the Reception Desk.

    TELEVISION

    All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen television with access to 60 international channels.

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through Reception.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

    Please note: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.1 November 2019

  • Your Room

    Your Room

    There are 41 sound-proofed rooms across the property which are all classically designed with elegant furnishings. All of the rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar and safe. For your comfort they are also equipped with a hairdryer, selection of toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. All of the rooms are accessible by lift.

    Business Room: These rooms measure 18 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Executive Room: The executive rooms measure 22 square metres and have an en-suite bathroom with bathtub. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double.

    Privilege Room: These rooms measure a generous 28 square metres and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed configuration can be either twin or queen sized double.

    Prestige Room: Bright and spacious, the prestige rooms measure a generous 30 square metres and have either a large en-suite bathroom with shower and separate bath or a large walk-in shower room. The bed configuration can be either twin or king sized double. These rooms also benefit from a sitting room area.

Travelling with You

  • Rosemary Legrand

    Rosemary Legrand

    Rosemary is a former nursery owner and daughter of the late George Hyde, who was a hybridist of azaleas and rhododendrons. Many of his awardwinning hybrid plants can be seen at the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Wisley, Surrey, the de Rothschild rhododendron gardens at Exbury, Hampshire, and the National Trust Gardens at Kingston Lacy in Dorset. Rosemary had the honour of presenting HM The Queen with a collection of her late father’s azaleas named after the Queen’s former Head Gardener, Fred Nutbeam, at Chelsea Flower Show in 1996. She has travelled extensively to gardens in many parts of the world and is an experienced public speaker. She is on RHS Speakers Register and also speaks for NADFAS; she wrote a number of contributions for the book, ‘1001 Gardens you must see before you die’ and an article for the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia 2014 Year Book’.

    Rosemary Legrand will be on the following tour dates: 19 to 26 September 2020

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Gardens, Chateaux & Landscapes of the Loire Valley

Spring in the Towns & Gardens of the Atlantic Edge

A voyage from Oporto to Portsmouth aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with Guest Speaker Alan Mason

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Caledonian Sky
Caledonian Sky

Itinerary at a glance

  • oporto / Villagarcia De Arousa / Santiago de Compostela / Douarnenez / Isles of Scilly / Fowey / Portmouth
8 nights from £3895
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Next Departure 20 April 2021
Spring in the Towns & Gardens of the Atlantic Edge

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