Leading your tour is one of my greatest pleasures. My aim is to make your days as enjoyable, inspiring and interesting as possible. I have a wealth of experience leading garden tours in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, America and Morocco. I delight in creating bespoke tours for you and your friends, for particular interest […]

Tours & Talks

Leading your tour is one of my greatest pleasures. My aim is to make your days as enjoyable, inspiring and interesting as possible.

I have a wealth of experience leading garden tours in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, America and Morocco.

I delight in creating bespoke tours for you and your friends, for particular interest groups or for those who wish to include gardens as part of their travels. This could include historically themed garden tours, gardens not normally open to the public or a short, lively pre-dinner introductory talk related to a visit.

Whether it’s a single visit or a whole package including accommodation and transport, let’s talk.


Diary of Events 2024 and beyond …

Come join me on my schedule of garden design events and festivals this year – from private garden tours to design history talks (with a little cake, or possibly a glass of wine en-route), I’d love to see you there!

Stay tuned on this page as I add more events throughout the year, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

The London College of Garden Design – 14 March 2024 

Teaching module: Historic Planting Design

Student comment  “Just wanted to say I really enjoyed today and the depth of knowledge Marion has too, what a whistle stop tour….!”

More info here

Scotland

Private Group Garden Tours

I shall be leading two private group garden tours of Scotland in May and June 2024.

Visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh and as far north as Inverness, the tour includes castles, private gardens old and new, boats and of course wonderful scenery (all before the midges come!)

If you would like to visit Scotland too, please get in touch.

Broadway Arts Festival

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Tours of private gardens – telling the stories of the people who created these beautiful gardens

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2024

To see more of the programme and to book tickets https://broadwayartsfestival.com/events/

Miserden Gardens

Leading private groups around this vast garden, with 11th century origins, alterations by Edwin Lutyens and now with spectacular and vast, ever-changing herbaceous borders

various dates throughout the year

For further information and group enquiries https://www.miserden.org/garden/

Boxwood Garden Tours in association with Fine and Cultural Tours

The Netherlands

Having designed and led several tours for Boxwood previously, I am delighted to be co-hosting a tour to the Netherlands: Friesland & Groningen, beyond the bulb fields.

2 – 6 September 2024

For further information and to book https://www.fineandcultural.com/gardens-of-the-netherlands

2025

Spain, Madeira, Italy, the Azores ……. where next? 


“Your knowledge of plants, gardens and family history as well as being familiar with the area all coupled with your own infectious enthusiasm and caring made this year’s trip one of the best ever and we will remember it for a very long time.”

“I cannot praise our tour guide Marion Mako highly enough. She was professional, caring and very informative – I especially enjoyed her quotations.”