5 days

From £695

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Summary

The neighbouring counties of Dorset and Somerset epitomise the timeless and restrained beauty of rural England and are home to a fine selection of classic gardens in a variety of different styles. Both counties offer grand vistas, both natural and man-made and small and intimate treasures, again, both natural and man-made.

From our base in Taunton, our tour heads out each day to all four compass points, visiting historic National Trust properties such as Barrington Court, Tintinhull and the wonderful landscape of Stourhead, as well as outstanding gardens such as Kilver Court, Forde Abbey and East Lambrook, recognised throughout the world as the ‘Home of English Cottage Gardening’. On our final day, we visit Barrington Court, whose gardens were inspired by the designs of Gertrude Jekyll, and the enchanting Lytes Cary Manor.

Tour highlights:

  • Landscaped gardening on a grand scale at Stourhead
  • The unusual backdrop of an old railway viaduct at Kilver Court
  • East Lambrook Manor, the home of the classic English Cottage Garden
  • Jekyll-inspired gardens at Barrington Court
  • Yeo Valley Organic Garden’s edible plants

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Eastbourne
Bus stop outside the Pier, Grand Parade
06.00 20.45
Brighton
Bus stop on Queens Road, outside Brighton Railway Station
07.00 19.45
Portsmouth
Bus stop O, Queen Street, outside the Ship & Castle pub
08.30 18.15
Southampton
Bus stand outside West Side car park, West Park Road
09.45 17.00

Location Depart Return
London
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
08.00 18.00
Basingstoke
Outside the Railway Station
10.00 16.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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£695

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £160

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Meet your Experts

Trevor Edwards

Tour Manager

Award-Winning Garden Designer, Writer and Broadcaster Trevor Edwards in one of our busiest and most popular garden Tour Managers, and has led many garden tours around the world.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
30 June 2022 BSDO220630 30 June 2022 (Thursday) 4 July 2022 (Monday) Trevor Edwards £695
(ex. flights)
£100 £160 Book your trip
18 August 2022 BSDO220818 18 August 2022 (Thursday) 22 August 2022 (Monday) £695
(ex. flights)
£100 £160 Book your trip
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