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Day Tours in England 2021

I hope that all is well with you as we now approach the end of this deeply difficult and complicated year.

I am now planning, I hope without undue optimism, our tours for 2021. As a consequence of Coronavirus we will, if we are allowed to visit gardens next summer, be arranging our tours following the guidelines issued by the government.

We are planning to concentrate our tours in the UK, as I feel that there may well be a reduced appetite for travelling abroad, at least for the first half of the year. While many of the tours are held over from 2020, a significant number are new. Some of the dates will change from 2020, but everyone who asked for a place to be kept on a re-sheduled tour will have a guaranteed place.

In addition, the tours to Ireland in September, which we had to postpone, will also go ahead, subject to the UK and Irish governments allowing quarantine-free travel between the two countries.

For the first time in almost 20 years, I shall not be sending out a printed booklet of our tours. Instead all the tour information will be available on this website from early January. If you would like to book or confirm places on our tours please email me as usual. It should, I hope, go without saying that if I have to cancel a tour because of coronavirus, all payments, as this year, be refunded in full.

It has been the oddest year, not least because I had become delightfully used to seeing so many of you at least once over the course of the summer. God willing, tours will be possible next year and I very much look forward to seeing you again.

Yours, James Bolton

We now market all the tours abroad by email in the autumn and so if you are not already on our email list and would like to be added to it please let me know. If you would like further information on our tours to Europe please do not hesitate to contact Karin or James.

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