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Gardens of the Cotswolds

3 nights starting from
£599

  • Lunch and tour of the gardens at Prince Charles’ Highgrove House

  • Hidcote Manor Gardens – an Arts & Crafts masterpiece

  • The timeless tranquillity of the Gardens at Miserden

  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens

It is not surprise that one of England’s loveliest regions, the Cotswolds, boasts some of its loveliest gardens, some of which are explored on this scenic tour, in the company of accomplished horticulturalist, Tony Russell.  Several are privately owned with the chance to meet the owners to learn about the history and inspiration behind the gardens.

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07 - July - 2019 £ 599.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive independently at the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel from 15.00
Welcome reception, dinner with wine and introductory talk from your horticulturalist tour guide, Tony Russell.

Day 2: Westonbirt Arboretum and Highgrove House Gardens
Our first visit is to the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt, which is home to some 2500 species of trees from around the world as well as treetop walkway to offer a bird’s eye view.  We then head to Prince Charles’ Highgrove House Gardens for lunch and a tour of the magnificent gardens at Highgrove, a passion of the Prince of Wales for close to 40 years.

Day 3: Hidcote Manor Garden and Kiftsgate Court
Our first visit of the day is to Hidcote, a delightful Arts & Crafts garden, run by the National Trust.One of the country’s great gardens, it was designed as a series of outdoor “rooms” by the American horticulturalist, Major Lawrence Johnston in the 1910s. Then, we are off  to the glorious gardens at Kiftsgate Court, tended with loving care by three generations of lady gardeners dating back to Heather Muir in the 1930s, taken on by DIanny Binny in the 1950s and, more latterly, by Anne Chambers. 

Day 4: The Gardens at Miserden and Rodmarton Manor
One of garden writer’s Anna Pavord’s ten favourite gardens, the timeless gardens at Miserden started life in the 17th century  and still retain a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity. A highlight is a mulberry tree, believed to have been planted in 1620. Our final visit is to the privately-owned garden and house at Rodmarton Manor, where will enjoy a light lunch before exploring the lovely gardens. Return to hotel for approximately 17.00

NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion 

Please note: Post tour extra nights are available at a supplement.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers. 

INCLUDED

  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception and private dinner with wine
  • Two further dinners in the hotel restaurant
  • Two lunches
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Coach touring itinerary and tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to the hotel is not included
  • Single room supplement
  • Extra nights on bed and breakfast basis
  • Holiday insurance 
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Porterage and gratuities

HOTEL

Hilton Puckrup Hall

The four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall, near Tewkesbury is set in 140 acres of grounds and boasts excellent facilities. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa and steam room.

Parking: complimentary for Travel Editions clients.

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