Gardeners’ World holidays and events

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BBC Gardeners' World Magazine readers can attend regular exclusive events, tours, classes and specially-selected holidays, hosted by our gardening experts. Discover what our readers thought of some of our holidays and events here.

Our special holidays and cruises are created especially with gardeners in mind. Touring with lovely, like-minded people (and our own expert hosts) holidays include visits and exclusive tours of the finest and well-renowned gardens around the world. Find out what the guests thought of our most recent gardeners' holidays here on our feedback page.

Visit the beautiful Isles of Scilly and Tresco Abbey Gardens on a four-day trip on 13-16 October, 2018. Enjoy a talk and Q&A session on Mediterranean planting, and a garden tour from Tresco Abbey Garden's Mike Nelhams.

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Enjoy an exclusive day out on 20 September, 2018, travelling by luxurious, private train from London to Chatsworth, one of England's finest stately homes. Guests will receive gourmet food hampers and a free goody bag, with tickets costing £385pp.

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Enjoy an exclusive private tour of the Warner Edwards artisan distillery, including its Botanical Garden and bee hives on Thursday 6 September, 2018. Tickets are £45 per person, which includes a £5 gift voucher to use in the shop.

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Find out more about exclusive holidays and cruises, masterclasses and reader events from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, in our travel and events video.

Meet Monty in Italy

We invited readers on a special holiday to Italy, with hosts Monty Don and BBC Gardeners' World Magazine editor, Lucy Hall, to celebrate the magazine's 25th anniversary. Here's what some of our guests thought...

"May I say a huge thank you to you [Lucy Hall] and all the team for the wonderful trip to the gardens of Rome last week. It was absolutely super - the visits, especially Ninfa, the hotel, travel arrangements - just great. All the other members of the group were so friendly and like minded, and I made a couple of really good friends. Highlights, of course, were meeting you and Monty - my daughter is green with envy! Seriously, it was the best tour I've ever been on."

Rosemary Mason

"Just to say how much we enjoyed the trip. I do hope you will consider another similar event in the future and thank you for making the experience so enjoyable."

Cindy Edmonston

"Just wanted to say thank you to all involved with the 'Meet Monty in Italy' holiday. It was a fabulous few days. The attention to detail in organising the holiday was superb. The gardens were the stars as I had hoped, and the time spent in central Rome a lovely bonus. Looking forward to more Gardeners' World holidays, we had a great time. We gardeners are lovely people!"

Helen Hunter

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed the 25th anniversary holiday last week - thanks so much for organising it. It was such a varied and interesting programme you laid on, which was then very well executed"

Kirsty Swinburn

"I had such a wonderful time on the trip-and to visit Ninfa with Monty was beyond my wildest dreams! The whole holiday was so brilliantly organised-thank you so much."

Katherine Adams

"Just a quick line to say how much I enjoyed the garden visit to Italy - and meeting Monty. The gardens were spectacular, especially Ninfa, quite magical."

Celia Griffin

See more of our guests' images of this trip on our Pinterest page - Tour of Italian gardens with Monty Don

Read a great write-up of this holiday - Meeting Monty Don in the world's most romantic garden - on spectator.co.uk, by Felicity Lloyd.

Thank you to Kirsty Swinburn and Nick Freeman for providing some of their photos of the trip.

Celebration cruise with Carol Klein

In August 2016 guests joined us on a special cruise of French rivers and gardens in celebration of the 25th anniversary of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, hosted by Carol Klein, Matt Biggs and the magazine's associate editor, David Hurrion. Here's what some of our guests thought...

"This was a great holiday - food, accommodation, itinerary, organisation - as well as the gardening celebrities - all made it a holiday to remember. I will look out for others in the future."

"The cruise was a great success - everything went smoothly. The meetings on board were interesting and entertaining and the visits to the gardens were excellent"

"The cruise was a great success - everything went smoothly. The meetings on board were interesting and entertaining and the visits to the gardens were excellent"

"We had an excellent time"

See more of our photos of this trip on our Pinterest page - Anniversary cruise with Carol Klein