Meet Adam on our Cotswolds tour
Our tailor-made itinerary through the Cotswolds, famous for its rural charm, includes several gardens not normally open to the public, plus informative talks by owners and head gardeners. And you’ll be entertained by Adam’s company, as he joins us for a special evening at Highgrove, home of TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
2-6 September, 2021
Prices start from £999 per person*
Join us on a bespoke tour of some of Cotswolds finest gardens
- Exclusive guided tour of The Royal Gardens at Highgrove with dinner, wine, talk and Q&A with Adam Frost
- Four nights’ accommodation at the four-star Jurys Inn, Cheltenham
- 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 Editor, Lucy Hall, joins the tour on 3 September
- All entry fees and garden tours
- Light lunch at Rodmarton Manor
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BBC Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost
Tour host and Associate Editor, David Hurrion
Day 1: We start the tour exploring the gardens of Rodmarton Manor, which will be at their late summer best and are among the best examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in this country. After an included light lunch here, we then return to the hotel to freshen up before headin off to Highgrove, home of HRH The Prince of Wales, for an exclusive tour of his innovative and inspirational organic gardens. You’ll see at first hand the famous Stumpery, yew topiary, cobble-patterned Thyme Walk, rose arbours and more, as experienced guides give you a rare glimpse into the life of Prince Charles and explain how he crafted these magical gardens from scratch. We round off this special visit with a 3-course dinner, including Highgrove wines, in the beautiful Orchard Room, and a lively talk and Q&A session with Adam Frost.
Day 2: We tour Miserden Estate, which won the HHA Garden of the Year Award in 2018 for its ongoing revival of this historic site. Then we travel on to Painswick Rococo Garden, where the head gardener will show us around this unique pleasure garden created in the 1740s, with its quirky follies and fascinating stories.
Day 3: Brings us to Rockcliffe Gardens for a tour of this beautiful 8-acre private garden with its rose terraces, herbaceous borders and walled kitchen garden. Lunch in picturesque Chipping Campden is followed by a tour of Upton Wold, where its hidden garden contains an exceptional collection of trees, shrubs and plants.
Day 4: You’ll enjoy a morning visit to Bourton House’s idyllic gardens in the company of the head gardener, exploring the three acres of rich planting. Created by the present owners over 25 years, the gardens’ high-impact borders featured on BBC Gardeners’ World TV in 2019. We conclude our trip with an afternoon at Daylesford Organic Farm, with its award-winning farm shop, for a fascinating tour of the market garden, where 300 types of fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs are grown organically, including many heritage varieties.
Painswick Roccoco Gardens
Daylesford Organic Farm
BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Editor, Lucy Hall says:
"I’ve known the Cotswolds and its gardens for many years, and have helped to create this exclusive itinerary so you visit only the best. You’ll enjoy great gardens in excellent company and be hugely entertained by Adam – our star guest – who’ll take a break in filming to join us, for what’s going to be a holiday to remember!"
Editor, Lucy Hall
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 will be 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 £162pp. An additional night is available on request.