Day Tours to the Finest Private Gardens and Houses for 2020

Renishaw Hall Tour 14

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-subscibed. 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.

The formula of a Border Lines day remains essentially unchanged. We visit two or three gardens or houses and start the day with coffee, there will be a two-course lunch and the day will end with tea. When you book a place on a tour, we shall email you the directions to the meeting point and the time to meet. 

Day Tours for 2020

Details of individual tours are to be found by using the tour title link for each Tour. Download a copy of the Border Lines booklet.

  1. Dorset Wednesday 20 May
    The Old Rectory Pulham and Minterne
  2. Northamptonshire Tuesday 9 June
    Old Park Barn, The Old Rectory Quinton and The Menagerie
  3. Gloucestershire Wednesday 10 June
    Daylesford House and Kingham Hill
  4. Bedfordshire Tuesday 11 June
    Woburn Abbey and Bedford House
  5. Hertfordshire Thursday 16 June
    The Barn, Serge Hill and Pie Corner
  6. Gloucestershire Thursday 18 June
    Bywell, Daglingworth House and Rockliffe
  7. Wiltshire Friday 19 June
    Ferne Park and Shute House
  8. Dorset Tuesday 23 June
    Cranborne Manor and St Giles House
  9. Devon Wednesday  24 June
    Hamblyn’s Coombe and Little Dartmouth Farm
  10. Gloucestershire Friday  26  June
    Stowell Park, Clapton Manor and Wychwood Manor
  11. Berkshire Tuesday 30 June
    Folly Farm and Woolton House
  12. Suffolk Wednesday 1 July
    Great Thurlow Hall, The Jockey Club Rooms and Ousden House
  13. Buckinghamshire Thursday 2 July
    Eythrope, Waddesdon Manor and Kingsbridge Farm
  14. Derbyshire Tuesday 7 July
    Renishaw Hall, Culland Hall and The Rectory House Kedleston
  15. Derbyshire Wednesday 8 July
    Melbourne Hall and the Dower House Melbourne
  16. Kent Friday 10  July
    White House Farm and Long Barn
  17. Monmouthshire Wednesday 2 September
    Croesllanfro Farm, Llanover House and Highfield Farm
  18. Buckinghamshire Thursday 3 September
    Eythrope, Waddesdon Manor
  19. Oxfordshire Thursday 24 September
    The Grange, Rofford Manor and Wormsley

Booking a Day Tour

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Use our booking form to make a reservation   Booking Form

or email   or telephone James on 01451 821804

What happens next ?

  1. We will confirm to you availability of your choice by email.
  2. We will reserve places for a maximum of 5 days, until you confirm your booking by sending us a completed booking form (from the Booklet or our online Booking Form ) with payment in full, ideally by bank transfer (see Terms and Conditions for account details) or by post.
  3. A receipt for your payment and directions will be emailed to you.