Gardeners’ spring cruise – new garden added

June Blake’s Garden in Ireland has been added to this spring cruise (pictured)
June Blake's Garden

Back by popular demand... Join David Hurrion and Rosie Yeomans on 12-day springtime gardeners' cruise, with regular stops to explore superb gardens in the UK and Europe.

8-19 May, 2020, 11-night cruise

Prices start from £1,499pp


  • Keukenhof A beautiful park that is filled with tulips in spring
  • Hunting Brook Gardens & June Blake's Garden A double Dublin horticultural treat 
  • Tresco Abbey Gardens Home to thousands of exotic plants from around the world
  • Claude Monet’s House and Gardens As depicted by the French impressionist painter
  • Exclusive gardeners’ Q&A sessions with your hosts

Your ship - Columbus

Columbus offers a wide range of on-board experiences including seven lounges and bars, two coffee and tea shops, two deck bars, the Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge, and a large floor for ballroom dancing!

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine’s Associate Editor – David Hurrion
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine contributor

What's included:

  • 11 night cruise aboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Columbus
  • Delicious full-board cuisine, plus afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Welcome & Farewell Captain’s Cocktail Parties
  • Self-service tea & coffee, from 6am to midnight
  • Evening entertainment and daytime activities programme
  • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board
  • Gardeners’ talks and Q&A sessions with your hosts, David Hurrion and Rosie Yeomans
On day 11 of the cruise we will visit artist the home and gardens of artist, Claude Monet
Tresco Abbey Gardens
June Blake’s Garden – new garden added to tour
June Blake's Garden
Keukenhof Gardens
Hunting Brook Gardens

Your itinerary

  •  Day 1 London Tilbury Join Columbus and a welcome with your hosts before dinner
  • Day 2 Rotterdam, Holland Enjoy a visit to the 32-hectare Keukenhof gardens
  • Day 3 At sea Relax on board and join your hosts for a talk/Q&A
  • Day 4 Kirkwall, Orkney* Visit St Magnus Cathedral or take a scenic tour of Orkney
  • Day 5 At sea Relax and enjoy another talk/Q&A with your hosts
  • Day 6 Tobermory, Isle of Mull* Wander around Tobermory, one of Scotland’s prettiest ports
  • Day 7 Dublin, Ireland A horticultural feast awaits today with visits to June Blake's Garden and Hunting Brook Gardens
  • Day 8 St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly* Enjoy St Mary’s seascapes and tour Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Day 9 St Peter Port, Guernsey* Explore on your own. Optional trips to Guernsey Freesia Centre and St Martin’s Parish clifftop garden
  • Day 10 Honfleur, France Head to Giverny to visit Monet’s House and Gardens
  • Day 11 Antwerp, Belgium Explore Antwerp's charming medieval streets
  • Day 12 London Tilbury Breakfast and farewells

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Exclusive travel and events

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


Terms and conditions:

This group departure is organised by Connoisseur Travel Service Ltd for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Connoisseur Travel Service Ltd is acting as agents for South Quay Travel & Leisure trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages ABTA V9945, ATOL 46193402, and is subject to their terms and conditions. Please note all tours and places of interest mentioned, apart from the four included tours, are not included in the cruise fare and may be visited on optional tours. Full details and prices of the optional tours will be sent to you prior to departure. The experts hosting any of our cruises are subject to personal circumstances permitting. *Tender Port. We plan to visit the gardens and ports mentioned in the itinerary, however, we reserve the right to change a visit should circumstances become necessary. E&OE

Disclaimer: Images for illustrative purposes only. Flower displays may vary.

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