English Cottage Garden Tours

Shorter garden tours in England, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy full days exploring the stunning gardens, expansive parkland and some of the best public and private gardens to be found in Great Britain.

Glasshouse at Wisley Our beautiful, garden-filled tours are still hugely popular with gardeners and those who just like to look at gardens, alike. What better way to see the lovely British gardens than in the comfort of a motorcoach with garden enthusiasts at your side?

Tour Size/Guides Tour sizes vary, but operate with a minimum of 8 guests - virtually guaranteeing that all tours will operate. Numbers will normally be limited to ensure that the group remains small and personal.

GLORIOUS GARDENS OF ENGLAND

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If you have always promised yourself that "someday" you would find the right way to explore the beautiful countryside, historic towns and picturesque villages of England, that day has come. The essence of Britain is to be found in its historic towns and tiny villages, nestled among some of the loveliest countryside in the world.

Dover CastleFew British institutions - the football match, the back garden, and a "nice cup of tea" are as important as the garden. On our English garden tours, you will see gardens made famous on television, grand gardens that have developed over the centuries, and even small, private gardens, very much the domain of their owners. Most days you will enjoy at least two gardens with an expert.

Rates in USD per person in a twin room. For tours below: For guests holidaying alone - Special Offers for Solos A great deal for single guests – save on our twin for single occupancy bedrooms.
The best gardens. Expert leaders. Revel in the color, variety and sheer beauty of British gardens – public and private.

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Devon Garden Tours The milder climate of the West Country supports an abundance of plant growth, including subtropical species. As well as splendid coastal scenery there are some fabulous gardens to be visited. Enjoy the stunning scenery and breathtaking gardens of Devon with fellow enthusiasts exploring fabulously colourful gardens in this favoured county, with its rich soil and mild climate. Holiday highlights: Castle Drogo with its beautiful herbaceous borders The marvellous plantsman garden at Coleton Fishacre with its valley just dripping with great plants Killerton, design on a grand scale, with its vast parkland and superb trees, this is a gardeners delight The inspiring and plant rich Garden House at Buckland Monachorum to see plants growing from around the world in a most stunning setting.

There are gardens galore to explore, each with their own style and character. Uncover a series of magical gardens at RHS Rosemoor with over 4,000 different plants, while the gardens at Forde Abbey feature the tallest powered fountain in the UK. Enjoy the variety of Hestercombe’s garden – a Georgian park-like garden of Grecian temples, follies and vistas and the various ‘rooms’ of Medieval Cothay Manor’s gardens, accessed via a Yew walk. There’s also the kitchen garden of Barrington Court and the walled garden of Cannington to enjoy.

DEVON
2020
16 May / 23 May Garden Tour $1,781  
26 May / 02 Jun Garden Tour $1,781    
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46

DORSET

Dorset has a wonderful collection of stately homes surrounded by long-established gardens. Dorset’s southerly location allows subtropical plants to thrive at Abbotsbury – a garden noted for its Camellia groves and magnolias. The design of Minterne House gardens was inspired by Capability Brown while the Victorian gardens as Larmer Tree were laid out by General Pitt Rivers. From the gardens of 15th century Athelhampton House to the large formal gardens of Kingston Lacy, there’s something for everyone.

DORSET
2020
16 May / 23 May Garden Tour $1,834
30 May / 06 Jun Garden Tour $1,834  
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46


Cornwall Garden Tours Gardens flourish here in the mild and humid atmosphere, many famous. There is an abundance of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, plus some fine trees. Cornish Garden Tours holiday, Cornish Garden Tour Trevarno gardens, where Randolphus de Trevarno gave the estate its name in 1246. Nestling in a wooded valley just outside Helston the present estate's garden was created in Victorian times and reflects the burgeoning importation during that era and the fashions in gardening that developed with it Lost Gardens of Heligan - Heligan perfectly reflects a way of life a century or more ago when “The Estate” provided all the necessities of life for both master and servant. This ambitious restoration has taken over ten years, with new innovations still appearing on the scene St Michael's Mount - (weather permitting) this is a garden like no other. Set on a rocky island in Mount’s Bay, it has a stunning series of terrace levels, thickly clothed with succulents. The Eden Project - it contains two giant multi-domed, plastic-clad conservatories or ‘biomes’. One has a Mediterranean climate “warm temperate” and the other a “humid tropic” environment. Outside in the hollow of the pit itself is the “third biome” – that of the Cornish climate itself – where the story continues out-of-doors. The gardens of Chugurno, a new addition to our tour.

DORSET
2020
16 May / 23 May Garden Tour $1,834
30 May / 06 Jun Garden Tour $1,834  
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46

 

Lake District

Enjoy the stunning gardens of the Lakes’ most beautiful stately homes. The five-acre Dalemain gardens are home to the Meconopsis Grandis - the famous Himalayan Blue Poppy which flowers May to July. Hutton in the Forest’s gardens have evolved over 400 years and offer a variety of styles while the National Trust property Acorn Bank has the largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs in any of their gardens along with a delightful orchard and restored watermill which produces flour.

LAKE DISTRICT
2020 NORTHERN LAKE DISTRICT
04 May / 08 May Garden Tour $1,128
15 Jun / 19 Jun Garden Tour $1,128  
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46
2020 SOUTHERN LAKE DISTRCT
23 May / 30 May Garden Tour $1,781  

 

Guided Garden Tour in Sussex

Sussex offers a huge variety of gardens to the visitor. Some are on the thin chalky soils of the South Downs, others are on acid soils allowing a rich variety of ericaceous plants to be grown, whilst those near the coast benefit from the mild climate.
Holiday highlights:

  • Arundel Castle Gardens and Highdown, high on the South Downs with exciting plants
  • Sussex Prairies, planted in the naturalistic style and West Dean Gardens
  • Wakehurst Place &mParham House, with its 4-acre walled garden
  • Borde Hill & Nymans Garden
  • SUSSEX
    2020
    26 Jun / 03 Jul Garden Tour $1,781  
    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46

Guided Garden Tour in Wales

Explore inspirational Welsh gardens at their best. The wonderful creations of iconic landscape architects – Capability Brown’s Berrington Hall and Thomas Mawson’s Arts & Crafts garden at Dyffryn – are a must-see and provide a glimpse into the heyday of opulent country gardens. The tour also features the beautifully restored “lost” garden of Aberglasney, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and the elegant Weir gardens on the banks of the River Wye.

Holiday highlights

  • Explore the creations of the iconic Capability Brown at Berrington Hall and Thomas Mawson at Dyffryn
  • Visit a variety of gardens, including the National Botanic Gardens of Wales
  • Full-day tours to get the most from your holiday

Price includes

  • High quality en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our Country House
  • The guidance and services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • All transport to and from gardens on a comfortable, good-quality mini-coach
  • All garden admissions costs (please note this does not include entrance to stately homes/houses, for which there is a separate admission fee)
  • WALES
    2020
    12 Jun / 19 Jun Garden Tour $1,781
    19 Jun / 26 Jun Garden Tour $1,781  
    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46

Guided Garden Tour in the Scottish Highlands

Dramatic backdrops, characterful castles and heaps of variety await on this spectacular tour. Take in the quaint grounds of Druimneil House, relax as you explore the peaceful woodland garden, and marvel at the isolated but beautiful Ardtornish Castle. Elsewhere, the walled garden of Ardmaddy Castle on the Isle of Seil, the endangered coastal garden of Arduaine and the truly magical Himalayan ravine at Crarae provide inspirational sights for flower lovers.

2020
02 May / 09 May 2019 Itinerary $1,781
13 Jun / 20 Jun 2019 Itinerary $1,781  
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $46

Single Supplement per night $40


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What's included in all of these programs:


English Garden Tours above include, Scotland and Wales garden tours include:

  • Accommodations for nights specified, including private bath/shower. Extra nights may be available
  • Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea daily.
  • Full time tour leader
  • Transport to and from your garden exploration each day, if needed.
  • All taxes (Value Added Tax VAT)
  • Airfare and transfers are available from all major cities at an additional cost.
IMPORTANT FACTS You need to be mobile to get around the gardens, where the terrain may vary from gravel to tarmac or grass. You can enjoy these tours on different levels – the gardens are all beautiful to look at so you don’t need prior knowledge. An expert tour leader will accompany the group. We try to include a mix of the most attractive public gardens and some equally interesting private ones. If you would like a full itinerary, please ask. Public gardens often neighbour our Country House Hotels, which you will often be able to visit as an alternative (admission not included). Days are full, leaving around 9.30am and returning around 5.30 to 6.00pm. Admissions to gardens and transport costs are included. Evenings include a briefing to help you get the most from your next visit, plus time to socialize.

Do the hotels have laundry rooms? Our own Country House accommodation have dedicated laundry rooms

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