Hallo, my name is Erica Vaccari, I am an independent garden tour professional. I have been organizing and leading garden tours across Europe since 2013. I am Italian. I moved to England at the age of 19 to attend university at Sussex first and London School of Education for my masters. Today I split my time between Slovenia where I chose to settle in a little home on top of a beautiful village and the Bressingham Gardens – Norfolk, where love has taken me. In between all this, I spend my time walking in nature, exploring new gardens, meeting wise gardeners and lovely people on my trips.
Together with Claudia Acquarone, from Genova, who also lived in the UK as a your girl, we plan and lead trips across Europe, in a very intimate, friendly, slow, relaxed and heartfelt way.
We mainly organize trips for very small groups of Italian garden lovers (gardeners, nursery people, but mainly people who love natural beauty), we have been exploring English, Scottish, Cornish gardens, but also Provence, North East Netherlands, Slovenia, Sicily, Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmonte, Friuli, the Cotswolds, Somerset, the Lake District.
Over the years our trips have been featured on most Italian Garden magazines and main Lifestyle magazines like Condè Nast, Viaggiare, Dove, Donna Moderna, Gardenia for the slow nature of the trips, covering very small areas in depth, rather than spending time in a bus travelling half way through the country from garden to garden. We always add walks in nature to enjoy wildflowers and areas of natural beauty. Another essential aspect of our trips, being fussy Italian eaters, is GOOD FOOD and WINE. We will only choose places that we have tested and enjoyed with friends and family. To us feeling welcome is key to a successful trip, and we want you to feel the same way!