United States/England

A Gardener’s Dream: New York to London on Queen Mary 2

Trace the history of horticulture and the English garden at some of the world’s most spectacular gardens on this transatlantic voyage from New York to London.
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Program No. 22604RJ
13 days
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From bustling Brooklyn to cosmopolitan London, explore some of the world’s most spectacular gardens on this transatlantic voyage aboard the elegant Queen Mary 2. Alongside garden historian Caroline Holmes, trace the history of the English garden, from its humble beginnings through the sprawling decadence of the Regency period, right up to the present. Learn how plants have been used to treat diseases throughout history, explore inner-city havens and expansive country houses and meet the workers who make these spaces come vibrantly to life.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles per day; some stairs and uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about horticultural history and more with acclaimed garden historian, writer and broadcaster Caroline Holmes.
  • Explore some of London’s best gardens, from the world famous to the little-known hidden gems.
  • Enjoy behind-the-scenes insights from gardeners and experts as you voyage across the Atlantic and wend your way through English garden history.
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Caroline Holmes
Caroline Holmes is a garden historian of ancient, modern and contemporary places, people and plants who sifts humor from humus worldwide. She is an award-winning, international lecturer in the warmth and comfort of halls and houses as well as leading groups through inspiring sites and gardens worldwide. Caroline is a renowned author, broadcaster and consultant designer specializing in the people and plants that have historically shaped landscapes.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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