Gardens of Normandy

Because of its geographic situation, exposed to sea winds and yet with rolling fertile hills, Normandy is a paradise for gardeners.  It is also historically significant, home of  William the Conqueror and site of the D-Day landings.  We explore iconic gardens such as Princess Sturdza's Vasterival in Varengeville and the Bois des Moutiers designed by arts and crafts genius Edwin Lutyens.  Château de Brécy's Italian renaissance garden is a highlight.  A trove of smaller private gardens, all horticulturally significant, await us.  Some are contemporary, others more traditional, all are delightful.  A visit to the D-Day sights and the Tapestry of Bayeux round off the programme.   Last but not least, we stay in comfortable manor hotels, typical of the region, where we enjoy the culinary delights of this land of calvados,  creamy cheese, grass fed beef and seafood.  Based in Bayeux and Honfleur. Six days. Summer or fall.

what travelers say


Kay W.


We will treasure the wonderful memories our our Normandy gardens tour.  Thank you for taking such good care of us.

September 2013


Elise L.


My head is still spinning with wonderful images of Normandy.  What  a trip you gave us!  So many beautiful gardens and all so different from one another.  

September 2012


Roxana R.


Thanks from all of us for your skillful, informed, tactful guardianship on our Norman journey.  What a botanical feast you have given us!

 September 2012


Laurie L.


I am so appreciative of your intelligence, experience and good cheer - and the way you always make sure that we fell totally taken care of.  A million thanks!

June 2013