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“Come and enjoy the greatest garden tours around the world. We guarantee you a once in a lifetime experience.”
Graham Ross – Australia’s favourite gardener
Graham Ross is Australia’s leading media gardener. He founded his travel company,Ross Garden Tours in 1980 with wife Sandra. Graham is descendant from a long line of well known British gardeners, back to Thomas Hay V.C.O., V.M.H. (1874 - 1952) who was the Superintendent of Hyde and St. James’ Parks and the gardens at Buckingham and Kensington Palaces and Marlborough House during the reign of King George V and Queen Mary.
Thomas’ son Roy Hay M.B.E. (1910 - 1989) was one of Britain’s first media gardeners presenting gardening radio shows, editing Gardener’s Chronicle (now Horticulture Week), and publishing many gardening titles. Roy was credited with founding the Dig for Victory campaign after WW2 and for the Britain in Bloom campaign, that continues today.
Graham continues this legacy presenting gardening for radio and television. He publishes a quarterly journal for his Garden Clinic™ Club, the largest garden club in Australia. His first garden tour was to Japan in 1980 and he has enjoyed sharing his love of gardens on over 400 tours ever since.
Now in its 29th year Ross Garden Tours offers an unrivalled programme of luxury garden tours all over the world.
Beyond the Boundaries
When you travel with Ross Tours gates will unlock into private gardens and plant collections all over the world.
Sandra and Graham Ross have a lifetime of experience and contacts in the horticultural world to enrich your holiday experience.
These friends, garden owners, local guides, curators of botanic gardens, private estates and museums will make you welcome.
Standard of Excellence
Every itinerary is carefully planned with attention to detail so that you will have a trouble-free holiday. Special arrangements are made for shows and exhibitions. For example our groups visit the Chelsea Flower Show on Royal Horticultural Society Members' Day to avoid the crowds on public days.
All our travellers stay in luxury and superior 4 or 5 star hotels. The only exception being in remote areas in Australia where accommodation options are limited.
Small groups allow for more freedom and flexibility and better access to the tour leader. Your travel companions share a love of fine gardens, good food and wine, and an interest in the culture of each region. This all makes for good company.
Ross Tour leaders are all qualified horticulturists with experience in travel. This elite team has been hand picked to manage daily itineraries and provide horticultural commentary throughout the tour. They will do whatever is necessary to make your tour an experience never to forget.
Please see our range of tours www.rosstours.co.uk and enquire now for a detailed itinerary.
Please note: tours operate subject to minimum numbers & do not operate every year
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Ask for a detailed itinerary. Call 08451 222 650 or visit us online at www.rosstours.co.uk
To enquire about any of the tours shown below click - Ross Garden Tours Enquiries
Fall Colours Across Canada incl. Nova Scotia
Autumn Colours of Japan
Cherry Blossoms of Japan
China - Heritage, Gardens & Culture
Gardens of China - Heritage, Gardens & Culture
Japan at Cherry Blossom Time
The Colours of Vietnam
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Outback Australia Wildflowers
Outback Wildflowers of Australia
South Australia - Wine & Roses
Spring Gardens of Victoria
Spring in Tasmania
Tasmania - Gardens & Wilderness
Victoria, Australia - The Best Spring Gardens
Western Australia Wildflowers
Classic Gardens of France
Classic Gardens of Italy from Rome to the Lakes
Gardens of England incl. Chelsea Flower Show
Gardens of England incl. Hampton Court Flower Show
Gardens of France - Renaissance, Rococo & Romantic
Gardens of Helsinki, Tallinn & St Petersburg
Gardens of Scandinavia & St Petersburg
Gardens of Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Gardens of Vienna & Prague
The Gardens of England & the Chelsea Flower Show
New Zealand - Timaru Rose Festival
Norfolk Island Experience
Showcase of Gardens in New Zealand