Roses and Rosè: A Portugal Garden Tour October 2025, with Pacific Horticulture

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. In 2023 the population of 10 million in Portugal ran for six consecutive days in a row on 100 % renewables. They met their needs with wind, solar and hydro energy. 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. Focusing on cultural preservation, showcasing sustainable garden maintenance and design. Discover how cork oak forests are conserved and protected. Extending our visit to Madeira to explore Monte Palace Gardens and Quinta do Arco Rose Gardens, both exemplifying the dedication to preserving rare, flora and roses. Savor special hosted visits to private gardens and Quinta’s, sustainable prepared meals, locally produced wines, and insight into Portugal’s ecosystem. Admiring the beautiful green spaces, architecture, and all this gorgeous country has to offer, you cannot help but be mesmerized…

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