Country Life goes to La Residencia
Garden writer david Wheeler will be leading a Country Life tour to the gardens of Mallorca in april. Timed for when the island is sufficiently warmed by balmy Mediterranean sunshine to have stirred many plants into bloom, highlights include a variety of exquisite private gardens and the stylish comfort of two outstanding hotels. as well as Son Muda (Country Life, October 19, 2016), there will be visits to Heidi Gildemeister’s famed garden of Torre d’ariant in the Serra de Tramuntana; Camilla Chandon’s garden, Son Muleta, with its rivers of blue-flowering plants; and author Jeffrey archer’s striking garden by the sea.
accommodation is firstly at the Belmond La residencia in deià, in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, followed by the rustic charm of Hotel Son Julia, a country house with shady arabic-inspired gardens.
dates: april 23 to 28. Price per person: £3,850. Single supplement: £490. The price includes accommodation, all visits and transportation on the island, all evening meals with local wines plus five lunches and return flights from London Heathrow. For further information and to book, contact Boxwood Tours (www. boxwoodtours.co.uk) by telephoning 01341 241717 or emailing mail@ boxwoodtours.co.uk
The Hotel Belmond Residencia, deep in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca