See country in full bloom on garden tours

Travelrite garden tours takes travellers to some of the country's best gardens

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See Floriade in all its glory in Canberra on this Travelrite/The Senior escorted tour with Maureen and Paul Lucas. Photo: Paul Lucas

See Floriade in all its glory in Canberra on this Travelrite/The Senior escorted tour with Maureen and Paul Lucas. Photo: Paul Lucas

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AVID green thumbs will love these tours, guided by some of the country's best-loved gardeners.

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AVID green thumbs will love these tours, guided by some of the country's best-loved gardeners.

Travelrite is offering three tours in Spring with gardening gurus Maureen and Paul Lucas, Bonnie-Marie Hibbs and Sue McDougall.

Travellers joining Maureen and Paul can explore some of the best gardens in Canberra, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley.

Departing from Canberra, the 13 day tour includes a visit to Floriade, Australia's biggest celebration of Spring.

Other highlights include Mayfield Garden, one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens, a winery lunch in the Hunter Valley and Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.

Maureen and Paul will also present a series of enjoyable talks about gardens from around the world.

The Garden Exploration of Canberra, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley tour runs from September 18 - 30. Prices from $4495 per person twin share.

Also in September, gardening journalist Sue McDougall is heading off to explore the gorgeous gardens of Tasmania.

Starting in Hobart, travellers will visit Crawleighwood Garden and Inverawe Native Gardens, Tasmania's largest landscaped native garden.

Then it's onto Launceston to visit historic Woolmers Estate and the Bridestowe Estate lavender farm before a visit to Burnie, to see the Table Cape Tulip Farm.

The Spring Garden Exploration of Tasmania tour runs from September 20 - 30. Prices start from $3999 per person twin share.

Garden Gurus presenter Bonnie-Marie Hibbs is heading a garden exploration of NSW in October.

Starting in Sydney, the 13 day tour includes visits to Bowral, Goulburn, Bathurst and Nowra.

Highlights include the Garden Ramble in Bundanoon and the Crookwell Garden Festival. Plus travellers will visit the Southern Highlands Botanical Gardens, Highfields Garden and Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Gardens.

During the tour Bonnie will help group members with answers to questions on plants and their suitability for growing in their gardens.

The Garden Exploration of NSW tour runs from October 29 - November 10. Prices from $4499 per person twin share.

Details:1800 630 343 www.travelrite.com.au

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