Autumn in the Loire with Jonathan Moseley 2018
A fascinating, flower-themed tour to the birthplace of the French Renaissance Garden
Known as ‘The Garden of France’, the Loire is home to some of the country’s most beautiful châteaux. Built by the French nobility, these fairy tale castles with their distinctive pointed towers, also pioneered the art of the French Renaissance Garden. Our five day tour in the company of floral artist Jonathan Mosely, travels to the most impressive of these châteaux, exploring not only the extraordinary gardens of Château du Rivau, Château Gaillard and Château Villandry, but also the exquisite interiors and architecture of these historic buildings. We have timed the tour to coincide with the world-renowned International Garden Festival at Château Chaumont. A showcase of the very best of contemporary garden design, this Festival is an inspiring treat for all the senses. A hands-on, floral demonstration from acclaimed florist Frédéric Bertin completes the tour, allowing guests to give their newly refuelled creativity full reign.
The price includes four nights’ accommodation at 3* Best Western Plus L’Artist, entry to all sites, a floral demonstration and set lunch at Château du Rivau.