Join landscape architect Robert McDuffie, associate professor in the Dept of Horticulture at Virginia Tech for a couple of fabulous garden tours this coming summer.
Gardens of the Riviera is a two-week trip to gardens in Spain, France, and Italy (May 20-June 2, 2015) -- with stops in Barcelona, Collioure, Carcassonne and Nice in the south of France -- the on to Monaco and Portofino, Genoa & more in Italy. Along the way, of course, you'll visit some of the areas fabulous gardens and botanical sites.
Later in the summer, join McDuffie for his Gardens of Southern England tour June 30-July 15th. You'll start with the RHS garden at Wisley, then on to gardens at Scotney, Hever, and Leeds Castles -- and you'll be there for the Hampton Court Flower Show, which some aficionados prefer over Chelsea. Before the trip ends, you'll also visit Winchester, Exeter and Falmouth (in Cornwall), seeing special private gardens along the way. And what better than visiting gardens with a landscape architect who can inform you about design and plantings?