Australia’s Botanica World Discoveries is celebrating 20 years of uncovering the world’s most enchanting gardens by branching out in its own backyard.
A recent expansion to its range of garden tours, the new journeys are specially designed for travellers seeking a more bespoke experience closer to home.
Each Botanica discovery is carefully curated to pique the interest of gardeners and non-gardeners alike, offering insightful experiences along the way. All trips are accompanied by an expert Botanical Guide and incorporate visits to private gardens, as well as iconic attractions along with art, music and gourmet experiences in capital cities and regional towns.
Botanica Founder, Judy Vanrenen, said; “When travelling with Botanica, you will be delighted by the glorious sights and wonderful gardens around Australia. From hopping aboard a paddlesteamer for a Murray River cruise, uncovering the vivid autumn colours of Bright or heading to Norfolk Island to enjoy access to private gardens including Music Valley Garden, the choices are equally tempting.”
“Meeting the private garden owners and travelling with a small-sized group of people with similar interests offers a whole new dimension to your travel experience. Botanica holidays are enriched with handpicked cultural experiences, which incorporate themes such as history, art and music, as well as general sightseeing. We are proud to have showcased to our guests the best gardens and cultural aspects of the special places we have visited during the past 20 years, especially those in Australia,” Vanrenen concluded.
New tours include:
- Eight-day Norfolk Island History & Gardens – departing 12 April and 10 October 2021. Priced from: $4,995 per person, twin share. Botanical Guide, ABC Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson.
- Eight-day Murray River Red Gum & Gardens by Paddle Steamer & Colours of Bright – departing 24 April and 11 September 2021. Price from: $5,995 per person, twin share.