Gardens of Scotland - 31 August to 6 September

 Join this one-off trip and not only will you discover some of Scotland’s great historic and contemporary gardens, you are also invited to stay at the private homes of some of the garden owners, giving you a unique view of these properties not normally experienced by visitors.
Centred around Edinburgh and St Andrews, the tour includes the renowned Little Sparta, the globally important Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and Cambo, with its mix of European-style planting design and British plantsmanship.
You will also visit the contemporary art at Whitburgh House and Jupiter Artland and get a taste of Scotland’s history of planthunting with the likes of Stella Rankin of Kevock Plants. Further visits include the Arts and Crafts garden The Murrell, and the splendid rock garden at St Andrews Botanic Garden.
Your host Dr Noël Kingsbury is a lecturer and planting designer, and is known internationally as a writer on plants and gardens. His work appears regularly in Gardens Illustrated.
Tour details
Gardens of Scotland
Dates: 31 August - 6 September, 2012.
Cost: £1,650 per person.
TO BOOK or receive an in-depth itinerary, contact Distant Horizons,
13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA.
Tel 0151 625 3425. Email