See what travelers say about their garden tour with me!

Bunny Williams

 Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Author

New York, NY and Falls Village, CT

Garden Trip to  Holland



Three of the best trips touring gardens I have  ever taken were arranged beautifully by Marie .

Her extensive research opened the doors to gardens we would never have seen and each day was planned perfectly.

When the trips were over we all had a hard time getting back to real life and kept to saying to each other “where is Marie”. Not only were the trips fabulous but she personally was a delight to be with.


June 2024

March Wiseley

Bel Air Garden Club

Los Angeles, CA

Garden Trip to Normandy, September 2023


KK Streator

Sasqua Garden Club

Fairfield, CT

Garden Trip to the Cotswolds, June 2023


Andrea Scharff

Principal, Andrea Scharff Landscape Design

Los Angeles, CA

Garden Trip to Normandy, September 2023


Caroline Nation

New York City, NY

Garden Trip to the Italian Lakes, May 2023

Jane Gamber

New Canaan Garden Club

New Canaan, CT

Garden Trip to the Italian Lakes, May 2023

Jorge Sanchez, Principal, Smila Landscape Architects, Palm Beach FL

We spent a marvelous week with Marie touring gardens in Belgium.  Marie laced together an incredible well balanced trip for us. Besides, she is charming, caring and erudite. Hard to put up with our group, being we are demanding, and she managed us effortlessly.

Garden Trip to Belgium,  September 2019



Marcia T.

My bucket list trip was far far beyond expectations.  You are extraordinarily gifted as a leader. You are intelligent, sensitive, calm , witty, thorough, deeply committed to providing a memorable trip, and especially giving and caring. I would follow you anywhere! . Brava Bravissima!!! 

Garden Trip to England, May 2019

J. Downing, Sasqua Garden Club


You are the consummate professional when it comes to orchestrating all of the logistics and putting together itineraries that include exquisite gardens and cultural venues as well.   It has been such a pleasure to travel with you on numerous trips abroad and I look forward to more fun excursions in the future   

May 2018

Lydee H., New Canaan Garden Club, Visiting Gardens Chairman 2018.


I want to extend a great big thank you from me personally and from the rest of the group as well. I just wish you could have heard all of the glowing compliments about you and the terrific trip you put together for us. There was not a single thing I would have changed! The hotels were marvelous, every meal superb  and above all else, the very special variety of gardens we toured.  All of the hosts were so gracious and spending time with them as they explained their vision, patiently answered our questions and shared what it took to accomplish the beautiful results added to the experience.

April 2018

Page Dickey, Garden Writer and Board Member, The Garden Conservancy


Going on a garden tour with Marie is an absolute joy. Quietly and efficiently, she takes care of all the arrangements—travel, hotel reservations, where to have lunches and dinners, permission from garden owners—and all we have to do is enjoy the days.

August 2018



Richard T.

The excellent planning and logistics - bus, boat, hotel choices etc.. left us free to enjoy the gardens to the fullest.  The superb notes will give us lasting pleasure.  It was truly a delightful trip.

April 2018





Gail G.


Thank you soooooo much for an amazing trip that I haven't stopped talking about since I've been home. It was perfection from beginning to end. You made the whole time move flawlessly and you did it with such ease, humor and knowledge on each and every visit. The choice of hotels was perfect and all the meals were great.


July 2016

Elise L.


What a marvelous trip -- it was even better than I had hoped. Really, you keep outdoing yourself. Your organizational skills and your attention to detail made every day seem smooth, and we all know that doesn't just happen by chance!  It was a great selection of gardens -- old gardens, new gardens, historic gardens and modern ones, all fascinating. I have so many beautiful images whirling in my head -- I keep going back to the invaluable book you made for us, just trying to sort it all out.


July 2016

Barbara B.


Thank you so much for everything you did to make our trip perfect!! I cannot imagine trying to control 12 headstrong women through Italy! But you did it with great panache!

September 2016