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We regret that, as a result of the Coronavirus, we are having to cancel tours for at least the early part of the summer.  We plan to repeat, where possible, these tours in 2021 and, as we cancel the tours and reschedule them, we will be contacting everyone individually to discuss what they would like to do with their bookings.
These are worrying times and if you have any questions about our tours, please contact us by email or telephone.
James Bolton
3 April 2020

Day Tours in England 2020

This year the English tours are made up of new gardens, gardens we have not been to for far too long, and two days repeated from last year as they were considerably over-subscribed. We have two new days in Derbyshire, which include visits to the interiors of both Renishaw Hall and Melbourne Hall, a private visit to house and garden at Minterne in Dorset in late Spring, a visit to two wonderful gardens in Devon, one designed by Dan Pearson, which I have long wanted to see (we are also visiting his re-working of Miss Jekyll’s garden at Folly Farm) and a chance to see Maurice Foster’s legendary garden in Kent. We return to Serge Hill for another chance to see Stuart-Smith gardens, to Cranborne Manor and St Giles House in Dorset and we have another opportunity to see Lord Rothschild’s garden at Eythrope. There is, of course, so much more and, as ever, we try to ensure that you have a happy variety of gardens on each day.

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Tours Abroad in 2020

Heading abroad, we have, in May, a tour based in Bologna and another based in Palermo in Western Sicily and for the first time a tour of Irish houses and gardens in September.

Following the enthusiasm displayed for our last autumn tour to central Rome, we are offering it again at the end of October.

See more detail on these Tours.

Palermo and Western Sicily
Sunday 10 – Thursday 14 May 2020
Bologna, Mantua, Modena and Parma
Monday 25 – Friday 29 May 2020
Houses and Gardens around Dublin and Central Ireland
Monday 7- Friday 11 September 2020
Monday 14- Friday 18 September 2020
Palaces, Galleries and Churches of Rome
Monday 26 -Thursday 29 October 2020


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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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