English Country Gardens

8 Day - small group tour

Aromatic gardens, esteemed stately homes and charming countryside vistas – this leisurely tour of South East England's greatest gardens is certainly one for the photo books. From the romance of Sissinghurst Castle to the opulence of Hampton Court Palace, the historic city of Windsor and the iconic engineering of London’s Kew Gardens – we’ll take the back roads to uncover the best of this green and pleasant corner of England.

English garden map

The Lynott Tours Difference

Tour the incredible manor houses, castles and beautiful gardens of South East England

Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew

Stroll the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace

British GardenDay 1 - London After meeting the group at our London hotel, we’ll get to know one another better over a delicious welcome meal. Accommodation: The Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar) Meals Dinner

Day 2 - London – Ightham Mote – Scotney Castle – Royal Tunbridge Wells Our tour of England’s green and pleasant land will begin at one of the most unique manor houses in Kent: Ightham Mote. This medieval house dates back over 700 years and can only be reached via an ancient stone bridge that stretches over its very own moat. This afternoon we'll visit the charming Scotney Castle, where we'll take some time to wander the gardens before we end our delightful day in Tunbridge Wells. Tonight, there’s another sumptuous group dinner on the agenda. Accommodation: The Royal Wells Hotel (or similar) Meals Breakfast Dinner

Scotney GardensDay 3 - Royal Tunbridge Wells – Sissinghurst Castle – Great Dixter – Royal Tunbridge Wells This morning our road will turn east to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, an iconic retreat that’s renowned for its romantic design and colourful rose arrangements. Then: we’ll swap sculpted layouts for a naturalistic approach to planting at Great Dixter. Here, we’ll tour the old timber-framed house that was once home to famous British gardener Christopher Lloyd – and explore the gardens that were his pride and joy. Accommodation: The Royal Wells Hotel (or similar) Meals Breakfast

Day 4 - Royal Tunbridge Wells – Hever Castle – RHS Garden Wisley – Windsor After breakfast in Tunbridge Wells, we’ll make tracks to the award-winning gardens of Hever Castle* – the childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. This afternoon will see us wandering the tranquil RHS Garden Wisley, taking in the sounds of the water flowing through the rock garden and relaxing in the Alpine Meadow. Rich in history and royal tradition, Windsor will be our final stop of the day – where a hearty included meal awaits. *Tours departing on the 9th September 2021, will experience a full day at the RHS Wisley Flower Show and will be unable to visit Hever Castle due to time constraints. Accommodation: The Castle Hotel (or similar) Meals Breakfast Dinner

Day 5 - Windsor What better way to spend the day than discovering Windsor’s regal highlights at your own pace? We’ll have plenty of time to visit the Castle, wander the picturesque riverside and sample a delicious afternoon tea at one of the tearooms around town. After a full day of exploring, choose from one of the many cosy pubs and eateries – and enjoy an evening spent at your leisure. Accommodation: The Castle Hotel (or similar) Meals Breakfast

Day 6 - Windsor – The Savill Garden – London This morning, we’ll pay a visit to The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. As we walk through the themed gardens, be sure to keep an eye out for an array of rare plants from around the world. After some free time wandering the exquisite gardens – we’ll make our way back to London. Spending the evening exploring the capital's array of gastronomic options or relaxing at our hotel – we will look forward to tomorrow’s exciting agenda. Accommodation: The Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar) Meals Breakfast

Hampton Court PalaceDay 7 - London – Hampton Court Palace – London This morning we’ll take a look around the splendid Hampton Court Palace and Gardens*. With 60 acres of exquisite formal gardens, three National Plant Collections and the world’s oldest puzzle maze – we’ll have plenty of free time to explore this world-famous estate. Following on from our visit, we’ve an appointment to keep at the Beefeater Gin Distillery – where a guided tour of the facility is in store. Tonight, is your last on tour so we suggest spending your free evening dining at one of the capital’s fantastic restaurants.

Day 8 - London – Kew Gardens – London It may be our last day together, but there’s still time to enjoy some more English treasures. This morning we’ll take a stroll around the splendid Kew Gardens. The palm house, a jaw-dropping example of Victorian engineering, is sure to add a final flourish to that holiday photo album. We will say our farewells upon returning to the hotel. Meals Breakfast

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Lynott Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Train ticket from Edinburgh to Sandringham
  • Daily full English breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary
  • 2021
    Starts London Ends London Rates USD
    3-Jun 10-Jun 2969
    5-Jul 12-Jul 2759
    5-Aug 12-Aug 2969
    19-Aug 26-Aug 2969
    9-Sep 16-Sep 2969
    30-Sep 7-Oct 2969
    Single supplement tba

Please note:Worth Noting… Tours departing on the 9th September 2021, will experience a full day at the RHS Wisley Flower Show on Day 4 of this itinerary. Tours departing on the 5th July 2021, will experience a full day at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show on Day 7 of this itinerary. English Country Gardens

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