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Day Tours in Britain

This year we are, unusually, returning to two gardens that we included last year. It will be the last opportunity to see the Boyds’ wonderful garden at Ince. We have tours to some magnificent houses to visit as well.

I have wanted to visit Raynham Hall for many years and so I am delighted that we are able to see this lovely example of William Kent’s work on Tour 12. Biddulph Old Hall (not to be confused with nearby Biddulph Grange) is entrancing and makes a perfect contrast to the Palladian splendour of Henbury Hall on Tour 3. This is also a year of returning to old friends, whom we have neglected for far too long, as well as visiting gardens that are entirely new. As always we have tried to ensure that every day gives contrasts in planting, design and now architecture.

The formula of a Border Lines day remains unchanged.We usually visit three gardens and start the day with coffee, there will be a two-course lunch and the day will end with tea. Travel between the gardens will be by coach with the exception of Tours 3, 13 and 15. When you book a place on a tour, we shall send you the directions to the meeting point and the time to meet.

Tours Abroad in 2018

Border Lines is going to Piedmont in April and May and Ninfa and gardens around Rome also in May.

In September we have a tour to Normandy and in early November we have arranged a short tour to central Rome to see galleries and palaces that are rarely open.

Spring in Piedmont
Monday 23 – Friday 27 April 2018
Monday 21 – Friday 25 May 2018

Ninfa and Gardens of the Roman Campagna
Monday 7 – Friday 11 May 2018

Early Autumn in Normandy
Monday 24 – Friday 28 September 2018

Churches, Palaces and Galleries in Rome
Monday 5 – Thursday 8 November 2018

We are planning to return to South Africa in October 2019.

For details of these Tours click here: Tours Abroad.

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.

Day Tours 2018 booklet

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