Meet Alan on our Cotswolds tour

Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Our tailor-made itinerary through the Cotswolds, famous for its rural charm, includes gardens not normally open to the public, plus informative talks by owners and head gardeners. And you’ll be entertained by Alan’s company, as he joins us for a special evening at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, home of TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

12-16 September, 2021

Prices start from £1,099 per person*

Join us on a bespoke tour of some of Cotswolds finest gardens

What's included:

  • Exclusive guided tour of The Royal Gardens at Highgrove with dinner, wine, talk and Q&A with Alan Titchmarsh
  • Four nights’ accommodation at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury
  • One private dinner with a welcome talk by tour leader and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Associate Editor, David Hurrion, and two further dinners in the hotel
  • BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine EditorLucy Hall, joins the tour at Highgrove
  •  All entry fees and garden tours
  •  Light lunch at Rodmarton Manor

Book now with Travel Editions quoting code GCTMAY21

Alan Titchmarsh
Alan Titchmarsh
Tour host and Associate Editor, David Hurrion
David Hurrion

Garden highlights

Day 1:
We’ll spend the morning touring Bourton House in the company of its head gardener. The grounds offer three acres of rich planting surrounding an elegant 18th-century manor house. In the afternoon, we head to Sezincote – ‘a piece of India’ in the Cotswolds. The 200-year-old Mughal palace sits in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.

Day 2:
We will take a guided tour of Rodmarton Manor, with a light lunch included. Late afternoon we will arrive at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove for an exclusive tour of the gardens. Highgrove has, for over 40 years, been managed to the organic and sustainable principles that HRH The Prince of Wales has long championed. An experienced guide will take you through these inspirational gardens, which include the cobble-patterned Thyme Walk, with its flanks of yew topiaries, the Walled Garden with its apple trees and rose arbours, the grand Italian fountain and the otherworldly setting of the Stumpery. Your tour will reveal how each of the amazing gardens have been crafted and offer a glimpse into the life of Prince Charles. After the tour, you will return to the beautiful Orchard Room to enjoy a three-course dinner with wine, talk and a Q&A session with Alan Titchmarsh.

Day 3:
We head to Miserden Estate, which won the HHA Garden of the Year Award in 2018 for its ongoing revival of this historic space. A talk and tour of the garden is followed by lunch (not included). You’ll spend the afternoon at Painswick Rococo Garden, where the head gardener will explain the fascinating stories behind the quirky follies in this 18th-century pleasure garden.

Day 4:
You’ll enjoy the morning on a private guided tour of the eight-acre Rockcliffe Gardens which boasts stunning yew topiary. Lunch in picturesque Chipping Campden will be followed by a tour of Upton Wold’s hidden garden. Privately owned, it has been lovingly created over 40 years and has been literally carved out of limestone. There is much to discover here, including over 170 walnut tree cultivars in its National Collection.

Book now with Travel Editions quoting code GCTMAY21
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Bourton House
Bourton House
Rockcliffe Gardens
Rockcliffe Gardens
Upton Wold
Upton Wold
Painswick Roccoco Gardens
Painswick Roccoco Gardens
Miserden Estate
Miserden Estate

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Editor, Lucy Hall says:

"Join our new Cotswolds garden tour this September to enjoy great gardens and excellent food – all in a safe way, among like-minded company. You’ll experience an evening tour and intimate dinner at the Royal Gardens at Highgrove – just for our party – where we’ll be joined by Alan Titchmarsh. He’ll share his stories and answer your questions – in what’ll be a trip to remember!"

Editor, Lucy Hall
Lucy Hall


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Terms & conditions:

Please note: This is a busy itinerary visiting some sizeable gardens and involving a considerable amount of walking, with little or no access to assistance. Please bear this in mind when booking this tour.

Holiday organised by and subject to booking conditions of Travel Editions Tours Ltd. Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. Joining instructions sent 10-14 days prior to departure. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts/locations may be substituted. Single visitors are welcome at a supplement from £185pp. An additional night is available on request.

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