Baddesley Clinton at sunset. You will enjoy magical atmosphere!
2019 Tour Dates: 25 May – 1 June 2019
PICK UP: Hilton Hotel, Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport
DROP OF: Heathrow airport
How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in an English country garden?
Join us for a week visiting some of England finest private and public gardens. Enjoy a slice of that well-loved Englishness which has been so beautifully expressed in their gardens – a joyous display of spring colours:
rhododendrons, azaleas, bluebells, magnolias and other flowering trees and shrubs in the gardens. We have chosen some of the best and most representative gardens and historic houses of England.
Before or after the tour you might plan to extend your visit and spend time in London with a trip to the theatre. Why not include a day at the Chelsea flower show, floral wonderland for the public to with imaginative garden designs exhibited at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea?
We begin in Southwest London where you can enjoy a nice long walk in Richmond Park and around the extensive Gardens at Kew where George III and other Princes and Princesses of Wales has left their mark – more recently also the Greenhouse built by the late Princess Diana.
Visit Hampton Court Palace and its majestically laid out formal gardens. What an insight into the lives of our royal families of the past (Henry VIII, William III of Orange and George II).
We then continue to the Heart of England where we stay in a village not far from the ruins of Kenilworth Castle – favourite residence of Queen Elisabeth I. From here we visit the famous Cotswold gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate and a number of historical homes and gardens now belonging to the National Trust.
This is a very enriching tour which everyone can enjoy – passionate gardeners, people who love historic houses and monuments and people who enjoy gentle walking and being outdoors.
Chelsea Garden Show dates: 20 – 24 May 2019 (information only – not included in this tour)
“The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design.”
It used to be called the Great Spring Flower Show and if you are a gardener or lover of plants go at least once! The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is still viewed as the most important event in the horticultural calendar and is as popular as ever.
For information and tickets visit www.rhs.org.uk
**** TIPS: Why not extend your trip and take the opportunity to explore another destination like cooking in Tuscany for example? Our tour dates can be found here. We would be delighted to offer you a discount on your second tour in the same year!
We look forward to hosting you.
NOTE: Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate.