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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.

2025 Portugal : A Spring 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.


2025 South of France : Exploring France's Gardens and Landscapes

May 5 - 13, 2025

Join us on an enchanting horticultural journey through France in May 2025, as you explore a tapestry of South of France gardens and historic landscapes. After arriving in Paris board your connection to Toulouse, where a private transfer awaits to whisk you away to our Chateau. Join your fellow travelers and renowned Garden Guide Amy Kupec Larue. Embrace the serene French countryside visits to Le Jardin Champetre, Le Jardic Sec, and Jardin Antique Mediterranean, each offering unique, personal experiences. Explore hidden sanctuaries like Confines Garden and Domain du Rayol Garden, marveling at their biodiversity and ecological stewardship. Continue to the traverse historical gardens in La Mouissone, Grasse, and Domaine Saint-Jacques du Couloubrier, then stroll through Grasse's vibrant Rose Festival. Discover lesser-known gems like the Botanical Garden of Nice and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, before concluding your journey with visits to Val Rahmeh, Serre de la Madone, and Jardin du Clos du Peyronnet, where you'll witness the visionary designs of acclaimed landscape architects. Immerse yourself in the climate preservation wonders of France, where each garden tells a story of sustainability, artistry, history, and the timeless beauty of nature. We are excited for this one!


2025 British Columbia, Canada : Garden Gems of British Columbia

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!

Saint Augustine

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