Day tours to the finest English gardens

In 2017 we continue to expand the number of house interiors that we will be visiting over the summer. We are delighted that these include a whole day at Deene Park (Tour 3), a visit to the Fenwick’s astonishing house at Shilstone (Tour 6) and the wonderfully restored Norton Conyers (Tour 12).

We have two three-day mini-tours, one to Devon and the other to Yorkshire, which can be taken as single days if you do not wish to opt for all three. We have a range of inspiring gardens new to Border Lines, as well as some favourites that we have visited in the past, but which are so well worth returning to.

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

All tours in the 2017 programme are £145.00 per person, except Tours 3 and 6 which are £150 and Tour 7 which is £130 pp. The cost includes coffee in the morning, a two-course lunch with wine, afternoon tea and transport in a comfortable coach to and from the gardens (No coach on tours 2, 3, 7, 10 and 14).

If you would like to reserve places on any of these days, I suggest that you email, apply online, or telephone 01451 821804 to check availability first. I shall reserve places for a maximum of 5 days, until you confirm by sending a completed booking form and payment in full by post or by bank transfer. A receipt for your payment and directions to the gardens will be emailed to you, or sent by post.

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Day Tours for 2017

For details of individual tours use the tour title link.

  1. Warwickshire Tuesday 6 June
    The Old Rectory, Hardwick Hill and Wardington Manor
  2. Gloucestershire Wednesday 7 June
    Daylesford and Kingham Hill House
  3. Northamptonshire Thursday 8 June
    Dene Park
  4. Somerset and Dorset Monday 12 June
    The Old Rectory, Forest Lodge and Stavordale Priory
  5. Devon Tuesday 13 June
    Hillersdon, Cadhay and South Wood Farm
  6. Devon and Cornwall Wednesday 14 June
    Trematon Castle, Shilstone and Ince Castle
  7. Devon Thursday 15 June
    Plaz Metaxu
  8. Wiltshire Tuesday 20 June
    Spilsbury Farm, Shute and Donhead Hall
  9. Wiltshire Wednesday 21 June
    Pound Barn, Pound Hill House and Cadenham Manor
  10. Oxfordshire Thursday 22 June
    The Grange, Rofford Manor and Haseley Court
  11. Gloucestershire Monday 26 June
    Bywell, Througham Court and Moor Wood
  12. North Yorkshire Wednesday 28 June
    Norton Conyers, Old Sleningford Hall and Littlethorpe Manor
  13. North Yorkshire Thursday 29 June
    Sion Hill Hall, Langton Farm and The Manor House
  14. North Yorkshire Friday 30 June
    Mount St John and Havoc Hall
  15. Suffolk Tuesday 4 July
    Kirtling Tower, Ouden Hall and Parsonage House
  16. Wiltshire Friday 7 July
    Chisenbury Priory, Moor Hatches and Wudston House

View or download a copy of the 2017 Border Lines booklet.

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