Having lots of work on always makes me daydream of holidays and while I was indulging in such dreams with a little internet research I discovered that the Wildlife Trust runs some lovely sounding flower-themed holidays. Their ‘alpine flowers and photography’ holiday experience takes place in the Valle d'Aosta, in the Italian Alps from the 20th–27th of July. Daily excursions involve easy walks to natural meadows and rockgardens where, among other flowers, wild gentians, pulsatillas and soldanellascan be seen. Other recent and upcoming wildflower holidays include: ‘flowers and history’ in The Burren (western Ireland) (5-12 June), ‘gardens and wild flowers’ in Prague & the Czech Republic (20-27 June), ‘autumn Mediterranean flowers’ in Peloponnese (Greece) (28 Oct-4 Nov), and if you want to go somewhere further afield, there’s ‘wild flowers and natural history’ in Chile, which runs in November (though it looks like it’s sold out for this year!).
The Wildlife Trust works to support conservation and ensure that we continue to live in a world rich with a diversity of wildlife. In addition to their wildflower holidays, they offer a variety of natural history holidays around the UK, Europe and worldwide. Click here for a full list and more information.