For the second year, Allt om Trädgård travels to London, where our cicerone Gunnel Carlson takes us to his strawberry places. In addition, we have time for a whole day at this year's biggest garden event, the Chelsea Flower Show! 21–24 May 2015
Date:21 - 24 May 2015
Award:Pre-subscribers SEK 13,990. Regular price for non-subscribers SEK 14,990. Single room supplement SEK 2,000.
All this is included:
• Return flight London from Arlanda, Copenhagen
(from Landvetter on request and at a special price).
• 3 nights in a double room at the four-star Chiswick Moran Hotel.
• Excursions according to program including all entrance fees.
• 2 dinners, 2 lunches and breakfast all days.
• Bus transport on days 1 and 4, public transport tickets for days 2 and 3.
Tour leader: Garden journalist Gunnel Carlson.
The trip suits you who are a little more accustomed to travel, during two days of departure we get around by public transport.
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We start the journey by visiting the family Raworths private garden. Around their house, they have built several beautiful garden rooms with the help of yew and thuja hedges. In the garden rooms there are perennials, roses, clematis and unusual shrubs, a small pond with a wet bed next to it, a beautiful pergola, a knot garden garden, a "sunken garden" and a lovely greenhouse. The conservatory at the end of the house has a wall with hanging geraniums that grows upwards!
We then take a walk in Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London's famous botanical garden. In the park there are lovely walking paths that take us to The Rose Garden, Azalea Garden, Bamboo Garden, The Lilac Garden, The Rhododendron Garden, The Bonsai Collection, the palm house and other greenhouses. There is also a library, art gallery and an exciting walkway up among the trees. Lunch and dinner included.
Photo: Photo A.McRobb.Copyright Royal Botanic Gardens, Ke
The Palm House in Kew gardens
After breakfast we take the tube to central London and walk to Chelsea Physic Guardn, one of Europe's oldest botanical gardens with important collections of herbs, medicinal and Mediterranean plants that have meant a great deal to European botany and to plant exchange. We have lunch at their popular Tangerine Dream Café.
Then we visit Cadogan Place South Garden in central London. Many surprises and unusual trees and shrubs are hidden behind the gates of this large private inner city garden. Cherry trees, magnolias and bulbs such as English bell hyacinth, bloom uniquely this spring. The mulberry trees here were planted as early as the end of the 17th century.
The rest of the afternoon is free for your own experiences in London. We end the day on The Roof Gardens with dinner in their famous roof garden. Six floors up from the crowd on Kensington High Street hides Europe's largest roof garden, with several different gardens and buildings, winding corridors and a pond with pink flamingos. Lunch and dinner included.
We spend the whole day on Chelsea Flower Show, the place where the garden world's news and trends are presented, admired and judged. Plants may not be sold at the fair until the last hour, the last day (when we are there). Then the "big fuss" erupts, when the exhibition is demolished and most exhibitors sell their plants and cut flowers. So a chance to bargain! Lunch, dinner and other experiences on your own.
Best in show Chelsea Flower Show 2014
We're visiting Columbia Road Flower Market which is an oasis of colors and scents. We end our garden trip with a visit Garden Museum which is located in a medieval church and contains a blissful mix for all garden enthusiasts. Then we go to Gatwick Airport for the journey home. Lunch and dinner on your own
Columbia Road Flower Market
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Travel with us in early summer to England and experience beautiful gardens and the flower party everyone is talking about, the Chelsea Flower Show. We begin the journey by visiting Sissinghurst, a garden that is also world-famous, and whose design of the White Sackville West and content has inspired thousands of garden lovers. Another garden's grand old lady, Gertrude Jekyll, whose recently restored creation Manor House Garden in Upton Gray is part of our tour. We also visit Malvereys Garden in Basingstoke where the trend-setting Mat Reese newly laid out garden. Our journey ends with a long, wonderful day at the Chelsea Flower Show where we mingle with garden celebrities and garden lovers and take part in all the latest trends in garden art. We live in the cozy town of Tunbridge Wells, south of London. Ciceron on your journey is garden author Christina Högardh-Ihr.
London, United Kingdom
Flights are not included in the price, but contact us and we will be happy to help you book flights.
Mud Maid, Lost gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
The trip to Cornwall, England - was completed, June 14-19, 2019
Travel manager / guide Ann Larås and hiking guide / guide: Jane Harvey.
Outline: The journey begins in London at Gatwick Airport. Here awaits our chartered bus that takes us to Cornwall during the day. On the way we stop for lunch in Salisbury and visit a garden in the afternoon. Early evening we arrive at Cornwall and our accommodation on the north coast.
During the trip we visit the fantastic Eden project, with two giant soap bubble-shaped greenhouses (biomes) with two climate zones and associated vegetation, a rainforest and a Mediterranean climate. Eden was built in a pit of a disused kaolin quarry - a clay quarry where the English fine bone china comes from, as it is known. The biomes are shaped after the pit and thus have a mild and protected microclimate.
We also visit the famous ‘Lost gardens of Heligan’, a property with a garden that has been abandoned for half a century. The garden was excavated in the early 1990s by enthusiastic locals and a younger relative, led by the zealous Tim Smit, a music producer and garden archaeologist. A fantastic garden was found. Today it is very worth seeing, with tropical plants, giant tree ferns, a jungle, a Victorian kitchen garden, a greenhouse for pineapples and not least an area filled with old handsome tree-like azaleas and rhododendrons - some of them up to 10-12 m high. We visit several gardens and the home of the artist Barbara Hepworth and the sculpture garden in charming St Ives. (One of her sculptures stands outside the UN House in New York.
We walk along the divine north coast and go to an English pub. This, under the guidance of an experienced Swedish-speaking hiking guide, born in Cornwall.
We stay nice and of very good quality in Truro, 3 nights and more rural 2 nights on the north coast. We eat well, and there will be time to visit some of Cornwall's towns and fishing villages.
It will be a varied and eventful journey with a golden edge.
You book flights yourself (not included). The garden tourist can suggest affordable flights that suit the times of the trip. The trip will not be completed again for several years.
DEPARTURE: the trip completed JOURNEY: 8 days AWARD: 1585 € SINGLE ROOM: + 325 €
Welcome to an autumn trip that takes us to Ireland and Scotland. Two very exciting and beautiful countries are hosting our trip. We get to experience a unique program that offers most things, beautiful nature, a boat trip on the sea, interesting cities and the culture of two countries.
We start with Dublin, Ireland's elegant, sophisticated and historically interesting capital. The sequel will be at least as exciting as we get to know the Belfast of surprises.
From Ireland we take a boat across the Irish Sea to Scotland. Here we enjoy the beautiful nature of the highlands with colorful heather-clad mountains, lush valleys, tranquil lakes and the hospitable hospitality of the Scots.
During our tour of the Highlands, we ride along the re-sung Loch Lomond and the mythical Loch Ness. The cities of Fort William, Inverness and Edinburgh offer beauty, exciting architecture and interesting history. In addition to all this, we visit castles, churches, sheep farmers, distilleries and a lot of other things.
We enjoy good food and nice company. Come along!
Day 1 14.09 Saturday Åland - Dublin
We travel with the morning boat to Sweden, breakfast together on board. Transport from the boat to Arlanda. We fly regularly with SAS at 14.10 from Arlanda to Dublin, arrival at 15.50 local time. We are met by an Irish bus, driver and local guide who takes us on an approx. 2 hour tour of Dublin. During the tour we get a first impression of all that charming Dublin has to offer, in addition we lots of tips on what we can do on our own. We check in for 2 nights at our centrally located hotel Jyris Inn, dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 15.09 Sunday Dublin / trip to Wicklow
Dublin is a lively and thriving city that offers a perfect blend of the rewritten Irish charm and modern Europe. There are many museums, parks, gardens, pubs, churches and cathedrals. You can spend the day doing what attracts you the most or join a bus ride south to Wicklow County. During this tour we first visit Powers Court gardens, which is said to be the most beautiful park in Ireland with over 800 years of history. The tour then continues to Glendalough Valley, which translated means "the valley between two lakes". This is a historically and archaeologically interesting place and here St. Kevin a convent as early as the 4th century which has one of the finest round towers found in Ireland. After this we continue to the very beautiful Vale of Avoca and "the meeting of the wather" a landmark that has become famous through the national poet Thomas Moore. Early in the afternoon we are back in Dublin and get a few hours off before dinner. Price for the trip approx. 25 € including entrance.
Day 3 16.09 Monday Dublin - Belfast
A very interesting day awaits us, we go north towards Boyne Valley and Newgrange, the host's oldest building? The more than 5,000-year-old building is older than both Stonehenge and the pyramids. We visit this incredible edifice and also get to enter its chambers. In this area is also Mount Tara, where ST: Patrick converted the pagan king of Ireland in the 400s to Christianity. In Drogheda we visit ST: Patrik Cathedral and have a quiet moment. At Dundalk we enter Northern Ireland and early in the afternoon we arrive in Belfast, where we take a short tour before checking in at our centrally located Holiday Inn hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 17.09 Tuesday Belfast - Drymen / Loch Lomond
In the morning we continue our tour of Belfast for about 1.5 hours. For those interested in the Titanic, there is the opportunity to visit "Titanic Experience" an exhibition that shows how the Titanic was built here in Dublin and gives a picture of its short maiden voyage. We go down to the port and our ferry which departs at 11.30. The ferry takes us across the Irish Sea, to Cairnryan in the South West of Scotland in just over 2 hours. From here we continue north along very beautiful coastal roads past Girvan and Prestwick. We turn inland towards Glasgow which we get a glimpse of before we drive over the mighty bridge Erskin Bride and now we are in the Highlands. We are now not far from our nice village Drymen which is located in Loch Lomond and Trossach National Park. Here we stay at Hotel Winnrock which also serves us dinner.
Day 5 18.09 Wednesday Drymen - Inverness
Another day of magnificent nature experiences spiced with dramatic history. We start the day by following the north side of Scotland's most beautiful lake, Loch Lomond. It is not difficult to imagine the lake as a source of inspiration for poets and artists. Of course we stop at some beautiful place by the lake. The journey continues through the grandiose but barren valley of Glencoe. This was the home of the McDonald's clan. At the end of the 17th century, a battle took place here, when a large number of the clan were massacred. After that event, the valley is also called the weeping valley. In the highland city of Fort William we stop for lunch. We hope for a good time so we can see Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. We follow the Caledonian canal and the lakes Loch Lochy and Loch Oich and come to the mythical Loch Ness. We drive along the northern shore of the lake. Maybe we get a glimpse of "Nessie" the well-known sea monster? What we will surely see is the beautiful castle ruin Urquart Castle, which in the Middle Ages was the largest castle in Scotland. To Inverness where we will stay tonight we will arrive early in the afternoon. Maybe a little shopping attracts in the capital of the Highlands before dinner. We live centrally at the Royal Highland Hotel.
Day 6 19.09 Thursday Inverness - Edinburgh
After a hearty breakfast we head south towards the capital Edinburgh. At Aviemore we make a farm visit with a herding dog show. We easily understand that the Scots are world champions in herding after this visit. Furthermore, we will visit Blaire Castle where we do an interesting tour. In Pitlochry we will finally visit a distillery and get a taste of Whiskey. The journey south towards the capital Edinburgh crosses the Firth of Forth. We first do a short orientation tour of the city before we check in at our centrally located hotel.
Day 7 20.09 Thursday Edinburgh
Edinburgh, this green and open city offers many attractions. During our 3-hour tour with a local guide, we get to see beautiful buildings from several centuries. To get a nice overview of the city, we drive up to Calton Hill which is 100 meters above sea level. We continue to the old town with Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the famous Royal Mile, which connects the two mentioned centers of power. We drive along the shopping street Princes Street and past elegant mansions in the Georgian quarter. We also hear the city's interesting history told to us. The afternoon is free for shopping, walks, museum visits and own explorations.
Day 8 21.09 Friday Edinburgh - Helsinki
Everything nice has an end so does this trip. After an early wake-up call, we leave the hotel to head to Edinburgh Airport. We fly regularly to Stockholm and go home to Åland with the evening boat. For a long time we will remember the parting words of our Scottish hosts: "Hurry ye back" - Hurry back.
For several decades, the festival of gardening in Estonian gardens has begun with the Flower Market in Türi. Garden companies, nurseries and individual gardeners who exhibit on the market have many great offers where all garden enthusiasts can find something for their garden. We also get the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing moment at the spa and have time for some shopping and culture in Tallinn for those who wish.
The bus starts from Kroklund at 23.20 (Friday evening) and drive to Mariehamn. We travel with Tallink from Mariehamn at 01.00 the night between Friday and Saturday. Overnight stay in 2-bed cabins. Before arrival in Tallinn at 10.00 we have breakfast in the ship's dining room. After completing formalities, we gather in the bus for a trip to Türi where it is 105 km. The journey takes about 1.5 hours and we arrive at 12 o'clock. We spend the whole day at the market in Türi.
For several decades now, the holiday for gardening in Estonian gardens has begun with the Flower Market in Türi, along Kalevigatan. This year for the 42nd time. Garden companies, nurseries and individual gardeners who exhibit on the market have many great offers where all garden enthusiasts can find something for their garden. The market also has an entertainment program. Satisfied with our visit, we gather in the bus for departure to Tallinn. Here we check in at the Park Inn Radisson SPA hotel. Dinner at 20 o'clock. Not included in the price. Opportunity to eat at the hotel or out on the town where there are many nice restaurants to choose from. The tour guide arranges a joint dinner for those who wish
The day begins with breakfast, after which we have many choices. Those who wish can enjoy some treatment at the hotel's fine SPA department. Kl. 12.30 we do a voluntary tour in Tallinn where we see many of the city's famous Parks and Buildings. Those who prefer to explore the city's historic center and bargain at markets or in well-stocked shops can do so. At 4.30 pm we drive down to the harbor for boarding the nice M / S Victoria I which departs at 18.00 to Mariehamn. Buffet dinner on board for those who want a price of 29 €, accommodation in 2 bed cabins.
We arrive in Mariehamn at 04.50 Monday morning. The bus runs the same way to Kroklund as on the journey there.
Very nice 4 star hotel
Boat trips round trip Mariehamn - Tallinn including 2-bed cabins (lower beds)
Happy Sunday! I started the day at home but just in time for lunch I pulled up Hackney City Farm to have lunch at their café Frizzante.
Happy Sunday! Started the day at home but around lunch time I went to Hackney City Farm to have lunch at its café, Frizzante.
It's super cozy in here. Order the right food though - we saw people eating Sunday Roast that looked absolutely wonderful. My Farmer's Breakfast and Alici's tagliatelle were less fun unfortunately, but okay. You can have coffee here too and their cakes look good. Lots of families with children and a relaxed atmosphere.
It's really cozy in here. Be sure to order the right food though - the Sunday Roast looked amazing, but my Farmer’s Breakfast and Alici’s tagliatelle were okay but nothing special. You can visit for coffee and cake too, and the cakes look nice. Frizzante has a lot of families with kids visiting, and the atmosphere is relaxed.
Then we passed a happy light pole to Columbia Road to buy flowers!
Then we walked past a happy signal post to Columbia Road to buy flowers!
Garden suits you who are technically and aesthetically pleasing and who like nature, garden and machines. The school has a large machine park with modern garden machines that are used in teaching. The students in the garden specialization take care of the school's outdoor environment and plantations, such as fruit and vegetable cultivation in the open air and in greenhouses. The education also includes stone laying, construction technology and garden creation.
You will have a very varied, stimulating and exciting education in front of you. The labor market in gardening is bright and after completing the training, the opportunities for employment are good.