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Sterling is pleased to announce our upcoming tours. We invite you to join our interest lists to be notified of details as tours are finalized.
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2025 Chelsea Flower Show: Lush Public and Private Gardens of England, Wales & the Chelsea Flower Show

May 12 - 22, 2025

This year, Sterling Tours LTD was invited by Visit Britain to develop new relationships with local suppliers in the United Kingdom. These intimate learning experiences allow us to open doors and share with our guests the best inclusions available to them during their time traveling. We will begin in Bath next spring with three days of visits, including a tour with the lead gardener at Stourhead, a visit to a private home and garden with the owners in the English countryside, a freshly prepared luncheon, attendance to an annual bloom festival in Wiltshire, with lunch at the enchanting Salisbury Cathedral, a private champagne garden tour of Iford Manor with the head gardener, and a final day touring a private garden with the curator, followed by a farm-to-table luncheon and an afternoon at the American Museum and Gardens. Our Journey continues to Cardiff, where days will be spent trekking through private and Royal Horticultural Society gardens, as well as the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and foraging for local ingredients for our Michelin Green Star meal at restaurant Annwn. We will finish our time in Wales with more private and public garden filled days and two RHS Gardens, with traditional afternoon tea between our visits. Not to mention, Bowood (with a garden luncheon) on our return to London. Lastly, the prestigious Chelsea Flower Garden Show and our final three nights in Mayfair to complete the excursion. Join our interest list today.

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2025 British Columbia, Canada :Garden Gems of Vancouver and Victoria with Pacific Horticulture

June 6 - 13, 2025

Embark on an immersive garden odyssey next June 2025, exploring the lush landscapes of Vancouver and Victoria. Upon arrival at Vancouver, guests are transferred to the opulent Fairmont Pacific Rim to check in and delight in a captivating welcome dinner with a private presentation from our guide, Published Garden Photographer, Doreen Wynja. Delve into the harmonious blend of Old and New Gardens with visits to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, VanDusen Botanical Garden, University of British Columbia's Gardens and Tree Walk. Sail to Bowen Island for curator lead tours of private, whimsical, artistic, Walsh, home, and permaculture gardens. Continue to Victoria, for a guided tour of the Victoria Butterfly Garden, followed by afternoon tea and self-exploration at the iconic Butchart Gardens. Our trip will also include an exclusive tour of two project sites focusing on Food Forestry and Edible Landscapes in Colwood. Conclude the journey with more private home garden visits, such as Lily Maxwell’s, Janet Martini and many other talented, adored, local gardeners of British Columbia. This one will surely fill up fast!

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2025 Ireland Golf Tour : The Emerald Fairway Grand Tour

September, 2025

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Ireland's golfing paradise with our exclusive Irish Golf Tour. Over the course of this meticulously planned itinerary, you'll experience the country's most prestigious courses while indulging in luxurious accommodations and breathtaking scenery. Begin in Dublin, where you'll have the opportunity to tee off at the world-renowned Royal County Down and Portmarnock courses. From Dublin, venture southward to Kinsale, stopping to play a round at Powerscourt. In Kinsale, take in the charm of this coastal town with a round at Old Head Golf Links. Continue your journey to Killarney, where you'll have the chance to play Waterville, Dooks, and Tralee, renowned for their world-class design and captivating scenery. Finally, conclude your tour with a stay at the historic Dromoland Castle, with a round at the legendary Ballybunion along the way. From start to finish, our Irish Golf Tour promises an unforgettable blend of championship golf, luxury accommodations, and unparalleled natural beauty—a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for golf enthusiasts of all levels. Itinerary and dates to release this September. Be the first to receive the tour by signing up on the interest list.

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2025 Portugal : A Fall Garden Tour with Pacific Horticulture

October 14-24, 2025

Sterling Tours and Pacific Horticulture invite you to join Escort, Linda McKendry and Garden Guide Amy Kupec Larue, on an enriching journey through Portugal. Gardens, agriculture, sustainability, and the unique world of cork conservation will take center stage. Portugal aims to be climate neutral by 2050 and to cover 80% of its electricity consumption with renewables by 2030. After our introduction to Porto, excursions will include Douro Valley, the charming town of Lousada, Braga, and Santar. Continuing to Lisbon, with visits to Setubal, Queluz, and Sintra. Extending our visit to Madeira to explore Monte Palace Gardens and Quinta do Arco Rose Gardens, both exemplifying the dedication to preserving rare, exotic flora and roses.

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