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About Botanica

Founded in 2000 by Judy Vanrenen OAM and Geoff McGeary OAM (Founder of APT) to create a unique niche tourism business catering for people who wanted an extra experience when they travel. Today our guests travel into the world's finest gardens - public & private, natural & created and enjoy unique cultural and historical experiences. 

We have dedicated support staff based in offices in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and New Zealand. If the unexpected occurs whilst you are travelling, we’ll make sure you are taken care of. With over 20 years' experience and a 70% repeat travel rate, you can relax when you book with Botanica.

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Sightseeing and Botanical Experiences

Botanica’s specialised itineraries combine iconic, must-see destinations with the opportunity to tour magnificent gardens.

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Travel With Like-Minded People

Travelling with people who share a common interest is a great way to make new friends and ensure your comfort as part of a group.

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Learn From Botanical Guides

On most tours we provide a specialist Botanical Guide to enhance your touring experience. Our Botanical Guides offer a wealth of information about each garden.

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Freedom of Choice Touring Options

On many days, we offer you a selection of sightseeing activities so that you can personalise your holiday at no extra cost.

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Visit Iconic and Private Gardens

Our tours and cruises provide you with an opportunity to see the beautiful gardens you have read or heard about.

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Travel ‘Off the Beaten Track’

We will take you to places that are difficult to find on your own or that are open exclusively for Botanica groups.

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All Gratuities are Included in the Price

With Botanica you never need to worry about tipping as it is all included in the tour price.

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Leisurely Touring Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully planned to ensure that you can take your time to explore each garden you visit on tour.

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Make Your Own Itinerary

Many Botanica tours and cruises can be combined; you may just require an extra flight or hotel night between the trips.

Why Book With Us?

When you book with Botanica we offer you:

  • A dedicated consultant through your entire booking process
  • Specialised visa consultants to help take care of all your visa requirements
  • Availability to book all your touring needs including flights, pre and post accommodation, rail, car hire, day tours
  • Expert knowledge of the Botanica products
  • 24/7 emergency contact number

Botanica Assurance

Recognised & Trusted

We are a multi award-winning travel operator with over 20 years' experience and a 70% repeat travel rate.

Security & Confidence

For your peace of mind, we offer freedom and flexibility with our booking security and protection promise and client funded protection.

Health & Wellbeing

We’ll look after you with strict pre-departure health screenings, industry-leading hygiene practices and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.