06. February 2023
You´ve booked your garden trip. Now what? Ten practical tips from packing to jet lag to flights.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden
16. January 2023
Scrolling through the photos of 2022 on my phone, I am in awe of all the places I got to travel this past year. Italy, Portugal, England, France the United States! Gardens, museums, beautiful places, so many special moments with loved ones and like-minded friends. All these photos bring a smile on my face and warm my heart, lift my mood and make me grateful. Here I share three highlights, three luminous moments that stand out, where not only my eyes but all my senses were engaged, creating a...

England, Normandy or Italy? How to choose
06. December 2022
Choosing a Euroepean garden tour destination for your garden club can be daunting. Here are a few pointers to help you make an informed decision.

Miracle trip  -The Secret Gardens of Venice
01. October 2020
Sometimes miracles do happen. For instance, when a pandemic has caused the world and your business to grind to a halt and, amid travel bans and border closures, you are still able to organize and lead a garden tour to Venice.

You´re invited, cheer up!  A virtual tour of Villa Melzi, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy
12. May 2020
When our trip to the Lakes of Italy was cancelled I contacted my friend Rita, the best guide in Bellagio, and asked her for a virtual tour. She outdid herself, as always!

19. March 2019
Kalmthout Arboretum,  not far from Antwerp, is home to one of the largest collections of Witch Hazels in the world. From early January to the end of February, when they are in full bloom,  walk the "Hamamelis Route" and discover the many specimens grown here at their best.

04. February 2019
A region full of promise for nature lovers and gardeners alike. Botanical wonders, breathtaking seascapes, beaches in hidden coves, Cornwall does not disappoint. Discover five gardens for a quick getaway.

31. January 2019
The tulip fields of Holland are a thrilling sight. Fint out why, where and how best to visit! Missed them? Don't despair, learn where else to get your fill of tulips.

14. January 2019
Villa del Balbianello, in Lenno on Lake Como, is undoubtedly one of the greatest Garden Villas on the lake and a must-see when you are in the area. The site is a rocky promontory jutting out into the lake. It is steep and all around there is forest. From a distance, as you approach from the lake, you can see the rock face and the dark green of the trees. It is not hard to imagine why Franciscan monks would choose this place to establish a monastery in the 13th century. Ora et labora.

10. August 2018
A visit to Piet and Anja Oudolf's garden in Hummelo