Caribbean Flowers and Gardens
Caribbean Flowers & Gardens Tour
- Tour summary
Caribbean Flowers & Gardens Tour
Exclusively escorted by Suzanne Gaywood MBE, who has led Team Grenada to Ten Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Designer of the ‘Grenada at Chelsea’ exhibit.
.. How better to see Grenada and The Caribbean than accompanied by a local? She will take you to see many of her friends’ gardens and make you really feel at home..
This is more than a garden tour holiday. Suzanne Gaywood MBE knows and loves Grenada. She has been responsible for designing and coordinating the award winning ‘Grenada at Chelsea’ exhibit for 15 years and knows many of the gardens’ owners personally. Your Caribbean Garden Tour holiday will be filled with experiences that money cannot buy - such as breakfast in a private Caribbean garden in the company of the owner, drinks in a stunning landscaped garden and afternoon tea overlooking the Caribbean in another special garden. Our special departures give guests the chance to experience some of the glorious public and private gardens of Grenada. Orchids, anthuriums, heliconias and many more tropical plants, as well as spices, will be at their best and in full bloom.
As well as the gardens, the Caribbean tour will also give you a chance to see many parts of the island of Grenada. - rainforest covered mountains, fertile valleys and fine sandy beaches. Known as the ‘Spice Island’ for its production of spices, the island is also home to a fantastic range of tropical and subtropical exotic plants, encouraged by the perfect year round climate and rich, volcanic soil. Our itineraries include visits to places of cultural and historic interest - picturesque capital St George’s, Grenada’s chocolate factory and the River Antoine Rum Distillery.
"Just a note to say thank you to Individual Holidays for all that you did to make our visit to Grenada so enjoyable and memorable.
Everything went very smoothly - it was such a well organized tour that seamlessly embraced so much of interest. Our pre-tour days of relaxation at the Rex Grenadian worked a treat and Elisabeth is especially grateful that you ere able to arrange step-free
accommodation at both resorts."
Mr Newton, Guest in 2017
Day 1 Friday:
Morning flight from London Gatwick to Grenada. Transfer to Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Evening welcome by Suzanne Gaywood and Anne Campbell and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Saturday:
In the morning we head for atmospheric and historic capital of Grenada St.George’s and visit its picturesque harbour, historic sites of Fort George (1706), bustling local market (1791) and Grenada National Museum. We then spend some time at leisure in the capital, allowing time for lunch. We then return to Blue Horizons for an afternoon at leisure before dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 Sunday:
Day at leisure with choice of optional tours. Evening presentation on ‘Chelsea and the Gardens of Grenada’ by Suzanne Gaywood followed by optional Cultural Evening with meal.
Day 4 Monday: We start the day by visiting De La Grenade Spice Garden and Factory, which showcases a number of products using Grenada’s favourite spice – nutmeg. Then we continue to Gem Rose Eden and visit this garden in the company of owner Ms Gemma Flemming. Late afternoon tour of Hyde Park Garden with panoramic views of St George’s and the south of the island as the sun sets.
Day 5 Tuesday:
Morning tour into Grenada’s lush interior and over 300 acres of Grand E’tang Rainforest, then on to Balthazar Estate. This estate has diversified from traditional crops to the commercial production of cut flowers. Enjoy a Plantation lunch (included) at Belmont Estate with time to explore and have a guided visit of the organic cocoa factory and then on to the 200 years old River Antoine Water Powered Rum Distillery to learn how white rum is produced.
Day 6 Wednesday:
Morning visit and breakfast with the owners of Smithy’s Garden, a mile from historic Fort Frederick (1779-1791). Continue on to Kool Nursery next door. Afternoon visit to Westerhall Point, the home and garden of Mrs Sonia Beatson where you will enjoy late afternoon tea
Day 7 Thursday:
After breakfast we visit Sunnyside Garden, a 5 acre, breathtakingly beautiful garden, with coy ponds, an orchard and an excellent variety of palms, orchids, hibiscus, and bromeliads. Returning to Blue Horizons for lunch and relaxation. In late afternoon we visit The Tower garden of Mrs Victoria Slinger before a farewell group dinner in a top Grenada restaurant
Day 8 Friday:
Morning at leisure before afternoon departure for overnight flight back to UK.
Date of Departure & Pricing
Fixed departures: 15 November and 22 November 2019.
7 nights from £2,040 per person.
Prices based on two people sharing a room.
- Specialist tour leader, Suzanne Gaywood, RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winner for 10 years.
- Return scheduled flights from London. (Flights from other airports on request.)
- 7 nights accommodation in a deluxe suite at Blue Horizons Garden Resort on bed and breakfast basis plus one lunch, one afternoon tea and two dinners (as described below).
- Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
- Guided tour of the capital of Grenada, St George’s.
- Private visit and drinks at Hyde Park Garden, accompanied by the owner.
- Visits to De La Grenade’s Spice Gardens and factory, Gem Rose Eden and Sunnyside Gardens.
- Private visit to Smithy’s Garden, including breakfast with the owner.
- Afternoon tea at Westerhall Point.
- Afternoon visit to The Tower Garden.
- Visit to Grand Etang rainforest.
- Visit Belmont Estate and Organic Cocoa Factory with lunch at the plantation.
- Visit to River Antoine Rum Distillery.
- Farewell dinner in local restaurant.
*Some changes may be made to day-to-day itineraries due to operational reasons.
- Moderate Pace