19 days

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Inspired by an itinerary we arranged for one of our regular private groups from New Zealand, this circular tour of the southern half of England brings together the very best gardens of the region, with visits to one outstanding horticultural gem after another, covering the widest possible range of styles and content.

In East Anglia we visit favourites such as Beth Chatto’s gardens and the wonderful East Ruston Old Vicarage before heading west to Gloucestershire. Highlights here include the quintessentially English Hidcote Manor, 15th century Hampton Court Castle and of course Prince Charles’ beloved garden at Highgrove. We move southwards into Devon, where RHS Garden Rosemoor steals the show, and onwards to Cornwall, where the ground-breaking Eden Project is contrasted with traditional woodland gardens, plus a chance to visit the amazing Abbey Garden in the Scilly Isles.

Travelling along the south coast we call in at historic Abbotsbury and the distinguished Sir Harold Hillier Garden and Nursery before meandering through Sussex with visits to Leonardslee and Nymans. We savour the classic English gardens of Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Great Comp before enjoying an exclusive farewell dinner with our new-found friends and travelling companions in the unique surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley.

Tour highlights:

  • Chatting to Prince Charles’ plants at Highgrove
  • The splendour of Waddesdon Manor
  • Two splendid gardens in one at RHS Rosemoor
  • ‘Early Bird’ visit at magnificent Sissinghurst
  • Farewell dinner at RHS Garden Wisley

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Tothill St, Westminster
09.00 10.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
9 May 2022 BGEN220509 9 May 2022 (Monday) 27 May 2022 (Friday) £3,795
(ex. flights)
£100 £795
1 August 2022 BGEN220801 1 August 2022 (Monday) 19 August 2022 (Friday) £3,795
(ex. flights)
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