Garden tours

Gardeners World Tours and Carlson Wagonlit Travel Source

Preview Tours for 2013

We are pleased to offer small group Garden Tours to the Cotswolds, England with Alan and Elaine Foster.  These special tours, for 6 passengers only, allow you to visit a traditional and picturesque part of England at a leisurely pace with personal attention.  Their delightful accommodation in Winchcombe, an ancient Saxon town changed little for centuries, provides the ideal country base to explore this area of outstanding beauty.  The gardens are at their finest and will delight all enthusiasts with their colour and splendour.  You will see so much more in a small group setting,   metting the local people and enjoying their traditions.  We believe this is the ideal way to enjoy "a quality garden experience in 2013". 

Cornwall, Tresco Abbey Garden and the Cotswolds - May 4th - 13th, 2013 - We will stay in Falmouth, famous for its port and beaches with a great history of the sea.  Falmouth has the world's third largest deep water harbour and is framed by areas of outstanding natural beauty along the Helford and Fal rivers and Roseland Peninsular.  Discovering  Cornwall gardens Eden project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Gardens on Helson Creek are our must see properties. Tresco Abbey gardens will be the highlight for our day trip to the Scilly Isles. Stourhead, this panoramic garden and lakes is a delightful en route stop to theCotswolds, and our home for the balance of our stay in Winchcombe - no more unpacking.  Here we explore history and gardens at Sudely Castle and gardens at Snowshill Manor, Hidcote and Kiftsgate, Highgrove, HRH Prince Charles Garden.  Full day at Malvern Flower Show and surrounding beauty spots.  CAD $2559 approx. Land Only per person based on double occupancy.         

Chelsea Flower Show, Cotswolds and Highgrove - May 14th - 24th, 2013 - Itinerary A - On arrival into London, we will have our morning coffee at the Savill Gardens before heading to our Cotswold Village week, visiting many of the notable gardens hidden in these charming hillls.  Highgrove, Price Charles' garden, Rosemary Verey Barnsley House Garden are highlights.  A visit to historical Bath includes garden visits to Iford Manor and Courts Gardens.  Wales invites us to Hampton Court Castle Gardens, Hay-on-Wye and Tintern Abbey.  Hidcote and Kitfsgate Snowshill Manor.  Also Sudeley Castle Gardens are on our doorstep.  Finally, a full day visit to Chelsea Flower Show includes a special evening to conclude our 2 day stay in central London.  CAD $2559 approx. Land Only per person based on double occupancy.

Chelsea Flower Show, Cotswolds and Highgrove - May 22nd - 31st, 2013 - Itinerary B - The 2 day central London stay will include our full day visit to Chelsea Flower Show and Kew Gardens in Springtime.  Now we head out to the gently relaxing hills of the Cotswolds for the balance of our tour.  Wisley, Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate are to be included during our stay, also our day to Bath will have en route stops at Courts Garden and Rosemary Verey's Barnsley House Garden.  We now introduce you to a glimpse of Wales: Hay-on-Wye, Hampton Court Castle Garden and Tintern Abbey have been selected to wet your appetite.  A visit to Gloucester Cathedral and restored dock area where we find fascinating antiques, are also worth our attention. CAD $2559 approx. Land Only per person based on double occupancy.

Cotswolds Summer Gardens, Includes Highgrove - May 31st - June 10th, 2013 - This stay-put vacation is to be centered in the Cotswold Village of Winchcombe to enable us to have a more leisurely garden experience. Daily garden forays have been created to absorb all the surrounding areas of natural beauty and charm.  These are the notable gardens that we hear so much about and are the result of lifetime visions of our ancestors.  We thank them for their legacy, giving joy for our senses.  To inspire us, we include, RHS Wisley, Mill Dene Gardens, Malmesbury Abbey Rose Garden, David Austen's Rose Nursery, Sudely Castle and Gardens, Hidcote and Kiftsgate; HRH Prince Charles' garden at Highgrove, Barnsley House Garden plus Cotswold Cottage gardens in the area.  CAD $2289 approx. Land Only per person based on double occupancy.

Gardens of Summer Roses Including Highgrove - June 10th - 20th, 2013 - Wake up with our morning coffee at Wisley!  Now we head to our Cotswold summer days in the wonderful gardens, villages and restaurants or afternoon teas.  In addition, on this tour we will visit David Austen Rose Nursery and the private garden at Stanton.  NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT for this tour.  NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FOR THIS TOUR. CAD $2289 approx. Land Only per person based on double occupancy.

Hampton Court Flower Show - Staying at the Palace - Summer Rose Gardens - July 5th - 15th, 2013 - HRH Prince Charles' Highgrove visit included as we spend time in the Cotswolds to enjoy village life and the gardens.  Additionally we visit a Lavender Farm and Mill Dene Garden.  During our three days in residence at the Palace, we spend a full day at the Flower Show plus sightseeing tour of London's Regent Park Rose Garden.  RHS Wisley is our final inspirational day plus a special evening event has been prepared for our farewell dinner.  CAD $2599 approx. Land Only per person based on double occupancy.

Please note all visits to Highgrove are subject to confirmation in February when HRH Prince Charles finalises his diary.

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Lorna looks forward to your inquiries and any questions you may have.  Charter flights and insurance arranged through Carlson Wagonlit Travel Source. 

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For a chat or suggestions for tours with Lorna, you can reach her at 905-683-2838.  Lorna can also be found at TBG Art Studio every Thursday morning.     



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