What better time than summer to take a relaxing holiday while enjoying some of the world’s best gardens and horticultural delights.
The Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, Morocco is famed for its splashes of mind blowing blue. The subtropical oasis combines Islamic and Mediterranean elements with magical botanical bliss.
A week’s stay in the city is from £476 per person, staying at the four-star Hotel Tichka and includes flights from London.
The gardens of Madeira, thanks to its subtropical climate, remain a haven of colour throughout the year. Enjoy a guided tour of the island, interspersed with visits to the Funchal Botanic Garden, Monte Park, Quinta de Palmeira and the orchid collection at the Quinta das Cruzes Museum. The Gardens of Madeira tour departs Gatwick 13 November and costs from £1,186 per person.
The undulating green landscape of the Azores can be enjoyed from your own doorstep with break to the Hotel Terra Nostra Garden. Situated in the peaceful spa town of Furnas and surrounded by a sweeping valley landscape, this classical hotel boasts a world-famous botanical garden. A seven-night stay costs from £573 per person.