Gardens of the British Isles
A Cruise from London to Portsmouth
May 5-13, 2020
You’re invited to join a small group of like-minded travelers and Bellevue Botanical Garden Society supporters on a rare voyage that combines the pleasures of cruising with some of the most beautiful and famous gardens of England, along with a stop in Kinsale, Ireland. British gardens are legendary, and this voyage is designed to showcase some of the best they have to offer—a horticulturalist’s dream!
Arrive in London and transfer to your deluxe hotel for a welcome reception and introduction to the program ahead. The next day, tour Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided tour and free time to explore before transferring to the pier to board the deluxe le Durmont-d’Urville, and set sail. Award-winning PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions launched this brand new 150-passenger ship in 2018.
Additional highlights of this all-inclusive cruise include a tour of both the fabulous house and garden of Great Dixter, the former home of the iconic horticultural author, Christopher Lloyd, and a tour of the world renowned Tresco Abbey Gardens located on the Isles of Scilly, some thirty miles off the southwest coast of Cornwall—and there’s much more!
In addition to a marvelous cruise, you get a tax-deductible donation to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society for 10% of the total cost of the tour.
You can download a read-only version of the cruise brochure. To receive a brochure by mail, or for questions, please call 425-452-6919 or email us.
Fergus Garrett is the Head Gardener at Great Dixter, one of the stops on the cruise. Mr. Garrett will speak at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on July 24, 2019. More info…
Photo above, Kew Gardens. Photo Credit: Jean-Pol