Five of the best expert-led gardening trips to book for 2023
For the green-fingered experts, aspirational cultivators and botanically curious, Tripsmiths offers a plethora of gardening trips for nascent horticulturists. From quintessentially English gardens to Belgium's blossoming flower fields - Tripsmiths offers a fantastic range of inspiration through their unique, expert-led gardening trips - making for the perfect itineraries to book and look forward to in 2023.
Learn the secrets of the English country garden with Sarah Raven

This 4-day trip showcases some English garden showstoppers, from the shrubs and perennials of Great Comp Garden to an early bird visit to Sissinghurst, where travellers have the chance to explore the resplendent, manicured gardens before they open to the public, as well as visits to Lullingstone Castle, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Scotney Castle. Included is a 3-night bed and breakfast stay at four-star The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, three dinners at the hotel, a special talk by Sarah Raven, and a two-course lunch at Perch Hill, Sarah's idyllic garden.

4 days from £1,295 | Available in June 2023

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Admire springtime blooms along the Dutch and Belgian waterways with Adam Frost

On this seven-day/six-night cruise, travellers can tap into the knowledge of landscape designer and Gardeners' World presenter, Adam Frost, during his exclusive Q&A. After a day of exploring the furore of vibrant colour in Holland and Belgium's renowned flower fields, travellers will return to the ship, relax in an ensuite cosy cabin, enjoy the iconic, picturesque views afforded from the waterways, and tuck into inclusive dinners in the evening. All meals are included, as are excursions to Appeltern Gardens and Keukenhof Gardens.

7 days from £949 | Available in April 2023

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Scenic Cotswolds & Country Gardens with Rachel de Thame

Join us on this exploration of some of the Cotswolds' prettiest gardens and you'll visit many of the best examples in the region. This beautiful region is home to a whole host of spectacular gardens, from manicured grounds surrounding imposing stately homes to cute cottage gardens hidden away behind chocolate-box cottages. A highlight of this trip is a visit to Bourton House with Gardeners' World presenter Rachel de Thame. Rachel will join you on an exclusive guided tour of the gardens, sharing her knowledge as you witness the elegant terraces, lush herbaceous borders, creatively planted flowerbeds, and exotic trees.

5 days from £1,375 | Available in June 2023

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Explore idyllic Cotswolds gardens and visit Cotswold Farm Park with Adam Henson

The Cotswolds' rolling countryside and honey-stone houses provide a bucolic backdrop for the exploration of some of the Cotswold's most idyllic and quintessentially English gardens, including Batsford Arboretum, Sezincote House and Gardens, and Painswick Rococo Garden. There are also trips to two charming properties on the itinerary - Sudeley Castle and Gardens and Chedworth Roman Villa. Furthermore, travellers are welcomed onto Cotswold Farm Park by its charismatic owner, Adam Henson, known for his work presenting Countryfile - offering the perfect opportunity to glean insightful knowledge about his land and animals.

5 days from £1,095 | Available in April, May and September 2023

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Andalucían Architecture & Gardens with Nick Bailey

Celebrated garden designer, Nick Bailey, will join travellers in Granada on this six-day garden and architectural tour around Andalucía's exquisite cities, soaking up the Moorish architecture and the gardens that inhabit them, including in beautiful Seville and Ronda. When travellers are not out and about being charmed by the laid-back Andalusían culture, they'll rest their head in stylish and well-placed hotels.

6 days from £1,795 | Available in September 2023

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