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Tour the Dutch Baroque gardens at the royal family’s summer residence
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Visit Appeltern’s “Garden Idea Park” with over 200 model gardens
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Immerse yourself in the stunning gardens of iconic Keukenhof
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Explore the bulb fields of the rural Nord Kap
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Learn and be inspired at Floriade Expo 2022

Dutch Gardens & The Floriade

Apr 22-30, 2022

9 days | Netherlands | Cultural Explorations

The Netherlands has an outsize influence on the gardening world. From historical botanic gardens to colourful massed tulip displays, the Netherlands in spring is a bounty of colourful plantings.

The tulip craze dates from the early 1700s and tulips remain the mainstay of Dutch gardens. We’ll see tulips in abundance throughout our trip, most especially at the famed Keukenhof Gardens and in the vast bulb fields by the North Sea. We’ll visit fine examples of formal Baroque gardens and medicinal monastic gardens and model gardens by well-known Dutch garden designers and landscape architects. As we travel, we’ll also see the splendid palaces that front magnificent gardens and modern buildings that reinvent the very nature of gardens.

The Netherlands is also a powerhouse in international horticulture. A highlight of our trip is our full day at the once-in-a-decade Floriade, the World’s Fair of Horticulture, themed in 2022 on “Growing Green Cities.”

Join horticulturalist Jeff de Jong for a ‘once-in-a-decade’ garden tour.
Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$5495
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; transportation by air-conditioned coach and train; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English-speaking guides; taxes and gratuities; presentations by Jeff de Jong

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive Amsterdam and travel to Apeldoorn
2Gardens of Het Loo Palace and Kasteel Weldheim
3Arnhem's ancient abbey complex, Appeltern's 23 hectare “Garden Idea Park”
4UNESCO world heritage site of Kinderdijk, historic centre of Gouda
5Visit the world famous Keukenhof and Historical Garden Museum
6Excursion to Floriade International Horticultural Expo
7Excursion to Kop van Noord to see the tulip fields
8Excursion to Amsterdam for a guided walking tour
9Depart Amsterdam
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Your Tour Leader

Jeff de Jong is a horticulturalist, garden writer, and photographer based in Victoria, BC. He is the host of Gardening 101, a weekly radio show on CFAX 1070.

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Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$5495
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; transportation by air-conditioned coach and train; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English-speaking guides; taxes and gratuities; presentations by Jeff de Jong

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