Join Thomas Hobbs, Vancouver BC nurseryman, author and garden designer, and Northwest Horticultural Society escort Gillian Mathews as we discover some of France’s exceptional gardens in Normandy and the Loire Valley.
Join Thomas Hobbs, Vancouver BC nurseryman, author and garden designer, and Northwest Horticultural Society escort Gillian Mathews as we discover some of France’s exceptional gardens in Normandy and the Loire Valley. Begin your journey in the lovely village of Chantilly, a perfect spot from which to drive into the verdant countryside of Normandy, stopping first at Monet’s famous gardens of Giverny. Make your home base in Rouen: a delightful Norman town filled with historical half-timbered buildings. Enjoy daily excursions to an array of different gardens and the charming village of Honfleur. You’ll also visit the remarkable Mont St Michel, and stay four nights in the Loire Valley, where the kings and queens of France saw fit to build their magnificent chateaux and gardens. And we’ll visit the International Garden Festival at the Chateau de Chaumont! Join NHS on this remarkable journey that will be the perfect blend of beautiful gardens, historical highlights, culinary specialties and the French joie de vivre!
Travel with Tom Hobbs and your NHS escort, Gillian Mathews
Garden Visits: International Garden Festival, Chateau de Chaumont, Villandry & Chenonceau chateaux gardens, Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, Jardin Plume in Normandy
Cultural Enrichment: Historic walks of Rouen, Honfleur, Mont St Michel abbey
Special Excursions: Honfleur seaside village, Omaha Beach, American Cemetery at Colleville
Local Flavor: Wine and cheese tastings, Local dining featuring regional specialties
Carbonfund Contribution made by Earthbound Expeditions to offset our carbon footprint
12 Days/ 11 Nights (land)
$4895 PP Dbl Occ
$1195 Single Supplement
(waived if a roommate is found)
Trip begins: Chantilly, France
Sept 12, 2022
Trip ends: Tours, France
Sept 23, 2022
Guests must provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 in order to participate.
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Depart USA for
September 11, 2022
(Transfer to Chantilly, France)
September 23, 2022