Take the high road

Scotland is one of my favourite places in the world. It has a bounty of beautiful gardens and many that are of great historical, conservation and botanical importance. Whilst you can visit any time of year, Springtime is an exciting time to visit Scotland so if you have time this year, venture far and wide, Read More

Madeira – a plantsman’s paradise

Madeira is one of my favourite late-summer and winter holiday destinations and definitely not one to miss if you like plants and parties. Portuguese by ownership, the island is a subtropical speck in the Atlantic and situated close to the shores of Africa. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, it has cloud-shrouded toothy peaks and lush, Read More

Take a break – visit the island of flowers

If you fancy a short break or even a longer holiday in the sun then you won’t beat Tenerife. Not only is it clean and safe but also family-friendly and at just over a four-hour flight away from most parts of the UK, it’s no wonder that it is consistently one of Britain’s top winter Read More

Visit, GYO and taste the joy of Colombia

Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, used to be known for its drug trade and astronomical murder rate. No more. It has renounced its title as ‘Most Violent City in the World’ and is now one of the world’s holiday hot spots and in 2018 is listed in the top 10 of the best places to Read More