Leonardslee
Leonardslee
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Summary

What could be finer than strolling through an English country garden in the late spring, when the flowers are bursting forth and delicate fragrances begin to fill the air?

Anyone with a passion for gardens and gardening will delight in the itinerary we have in store here. Highlights include the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, 12 acres of historic gardens dotted with contemporary sculpture, as well as woodland paths and striking views; the magnificent Lullingstone Castle, which dates back to the time of the Domesday Book and is home to the World Garden of Plants; the beautiful seven-acre Great Comp Garden, filled with shrubs and perennials, and glorious Scotney Castle. We can also delight in the spring flowers of Pashley Manor and we visit garden writer Christopher Lloyd's celebrated English country garden at Great Dixter House.

We visit Leonardslee, a magnificent grade 1 listed garden that has in recent years undergone a restoration of colossal proportions. We have also arranged special visit to Sissinghurst, the famous Kent Garden created by the writers Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the 1930s. Our final visit is to Nymans Garden, which offers outstanding plants in a theatrical setting.

Our hotel: we stay throughout at the four-star Spa Hotel. Set in 14 acres of picturesque grounds close to the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the spa town from which its name is derived, the hotel first opened its doors to guests in 1880 and has since built a reputation for style, sophistication, relaxation and fine dining.

Tour highlights:

  • The unique World Garden of Plants at Lullingstone
  • The gardens of Scotney Castle, with a ruined castle at is heart
  • Award-winning Pashley Manor
  • Beautifully restored Leonardslee Gardens
  • Sissinghurst, the quintessential English country garden
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
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