Blog posts

Flowers at the Frans Hals Museum

Every Spring Haalem's Frans Hals Museum opens its galleries to leading floral designers - with spectacular results. We caught up with the Monique van Royen to find out more.

Frans Hals flowers

 Vase by Jan van der Vaart, flowers by Paul Wijkmeier, photo by Inga Powilleit

ECT: When did the tradition of floral displays at the Museum begin and why?

For the Love of Quilts

Graham Parker is not only one of our most experienced tour managers, he is a keen quilter too – an interest that gives his tours a unique flavour. We caught up with him in his garden (complete with quilt!) to ask how he got started and why he loves quilt travel.

impressions of jaipur WAFA

Our CEO Theresa McDermott travelled to India on a research trip ahead of our incredible programme celebrating WAFA 2020. She was entranced by the historic,vibrant culture, beautiful sites and gracious hospitality.

Floral banner Floristry Tours

Young Florist of the Year Kay Willis shares her impressions of her floral adventure in the Netherlands travelling with ECT; seeing live flower auctions, visiting Dutch flower growers and enjoying a floral workshop.

Simon Smith blog

What makes a good tour great? Tour organiser Simon Smith gives his top tips.