Exploring Gardens Around the World and Next Door
Summer 2022, Floriade and the Netherlands
About My Garden Tours
Each year, I lead a tour to see interesting gardens and meet wonderful gardeners around the world.
We go behind-the-scenes and explore places that most garden tours miss, like meeting tulip breeders in Holland, visiting pepper growers in Costa Rica, and discovering an ancient quiver tree forest in in South Africa.
We visit wholesale plant growers and food farmers, hike to see native plants in their native habitats, tour botanic gardens, research labs, pleasure gardens, private gardens....Wherever there are plants, that’s where we go.
Our success is in our many repeat travelers who know every trip will be a fun, fascinating, unforgettable experience.
Become A Garden Globetrotter
I craft presentations to take audiences places that surprise and delight them. I love to spark new ideas and inspire people with different ways of thinking.
My slideshows transport audiences to gardens around the world, or around the corner. Together, we peek over fences and stroll through estates. We walk trails through nature’s beauty and see that beauty interpreted in botanical garden collections.
“Traveling with Nan is like traveling with your best friend while visiting great gardens in the company of other people that also enjoy visiting them. Great pace and fantastic outings.
I highly recommend!”
Amelia Lima, Landscape Designer
Two thumbs up for Nan's tours! We've enjoyed our England and Southern Spain trips with her and the garden design and plant people very much. The activities, accommodations, meals and transportation are excellent. Nan adds an element of expertise to the tours with her own extensive knowledge and research.
Bracey & Richard Tiede, San Jose, CA
June 2019 Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley, the birthplace of American gardens
September/October 2018 - South Africa Plant Safari
November 2017 - Costa Rica Eco-Adventure
May 2016 - The Romantic Gardens of Andalusia, Spain
April, 2015 - From Santa Barbara to Ojai, Spring Fling Garden and Nursery Tour, California
October 2014 - Provence, Cote d’Azur and Paris
July 2013 - The Gardens of Southeast England, Sussex and the Cotswolds
May 2012 - Floriade, Belgium and the Netherlands