England: Highgrove and the Cotswolds13th Jun 2024

England: Highgrove and the Cotswolds

From:£845

Summary

Our tour of the Cotswolds features an exclusive visit to Highgrove Gardens, the country home of His Majesty The King. This will be a rare opportunity to see these fascinating gardens which of course are cultivated using wholly organic methods.

Some of the finest gardens in England are to be found nestled among the green and rolling hills of Gloucestershire. Our tour begins at the ‘Arts and Crafts’ house of Rodmarton Manor, whose fine garden comprises a series of ‘outdoor rooms’, each with its own distinctive character. Hidcote Manor’s contrasting garden rooms and Kiftsgate’s splendid views are justly famous. We also visit Painswick Rococo Garden, a recreation of a pleasure ground from the early 18th century and finally Westonbirt, the National Arboretum.

Chipping Campden

4 Days

Gentle

Deposit£175

Full Price£845

(excludes flights)

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What to Expect

  • Weaving through the magical meadows of Highgrove
  • Exclusive Lunch at Highgrove in June & August 2024
  • Arts and Crafts style at Rodmarton Manor
  • Discovering the secret gardens at Hidcote
  • Rococo buildings and woodland walks at Painswick
  • World renowned gardens of Kiftsgate Court
Hidcote Manor

Departure Routes

LocationPickup TimeDropoff Time
To be advised00:0000:00
London - Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster08:0019:00
Reading - Outside Sainsbury’s, Jcn 12, M409:1517:45
Swindon - Holiday Inn Express, Frankland Rd10:3016:30
Bristol - Bus stop outside DoubleTree Hilton, Redcliffe Way12:0015:00

** 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. **

Day by Day Itinerary

We depart from our designated pick-ups points in London, Reading, Swindon and Bristol and head for our first visit, at Cerney House. Set around a Victorian walled garden, they are described by Country Living as “what most people aspire to in their gardens – and few achieve”. Organic in approach, plants tumble happily over each other and fill the air with perfume. There are signs of pests and diseases, but butterflies and bees give their seal of approval and add to the feeling of a special place. Herbaceous borders are packed with old-fashioned favourites and are surrounded by roses and companion climbers. There is also a working Kitchen Garden that supplies family and friends, a well-labelled herb garden, a wildflower bank and woodlands.

Meals includedDinner

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