Gardens of western Sicily

Monday 8 to Monday 15 May 2023

Our trip will start with lunch in Palermo on Monday followed by an afternoon garden visit. Members arriving on early morning flights can be met at Palermo airport, whilst those who prefer a more relaxed start to explore historic Palermo may wish to arrive on previous days.

In the following days in Palermo, we will visit historic gardens in the company of garden historian, Cassandra Fusten; public gardens and the historic site of Monreale.

On Friday we will transfer to Trapani via the ancient Greek site of Segesta, followed by a garden visit. The following day is to be spent at Racalia where we will be hosted by MPG member Alison Richards and have the opportunity to see the historic family garden restored by Alison. The afternoon will be spent on the Island of Mozia. Our final day will include a visit to the ancient Greek site of Selinunte, as well as a garden visit and a visit to an aromatic plant nursery.

The cost of the trip (including hotels, lunches and dinners, wine with dinner, local transport, entrance fees and guiding) will be £1,430 per person sharing a room or £1,740 for single occupancy. Transfers from Palermo airport to the hotel on Monday morning and from Trapani to Palermo airport on the following Monday morning are included in the cost. Flights are not included.

If you have been allocated a place, please click on the button below to complete the booking form, and pay your deposit of £500 per person.

Booking Form

If you are interested in this trip, but have not yet applied, please do so as soon as possible using the Registration Form below. Do not send payment until you have been offered a place, when you will be asked to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of £500 per person. The balance will be due by 31 March 2023.

Registration Form

Please note that MPG events are open to members of MPG and its sister organisations only.

Bank Transfer

By bank transfer with reference  SICILY 2023
Sort Code 40 40 32
Account 5161 4002
Account name: Mediterranean Plants and Gardens
IBAN  GB63 HBUK 4040 3251 6140 02


To pay by cheque drawn on a UK bank made out to Mediterranean Plants and Gardens, sent to:

Heather Martin
Chiddingstone Causeway
TN11 8JX


For those wishing to pay in euros, payment can be made directly into our euro account. If you wish to pay by this means please contact the treasurer, David Mason, for an exchange rate and payment instructions. If paying from a bank in the euro zone into our euro account, this can be done with minimal bank charges provided you use a SEPA (Single European Payments Area) payment method.