A Touch of Magnificence

Iford Manor

Spring Treasures

Great Dixter

Charming Cotswolds

Hidcote Manor

Great Gardens of Cornwall

Tresco Abbey

Great Estates of Derbyshire

Cottesbrooke Hall


Welcome to Violets and Tea

Welcome to Violets and Tea, the luxury English garden tour specialists.

We provide carefully curated small-group escorted and tailor-made tours of English gardens, with a focus on creating relaxing, enjoyable and memorable experiences for our guests. Violets and Tea offer an unparalleled experience; aspiring to redefine garden travel by providing superior levels of comfort and service, uniquely English experiences and access to beautiful gardens, their makers and experts.

We hope that you enjoy our website and look forward to welcoming you on one of our tours soon!

A Special Message from Eliza

I would like to say a personal thank you to all of our wonderful guests for your patience, kindness and messages of support during this unprecedented time. In addition, the images you have sent of your gardens have been greatly appreciated and have helped lift the monotony of isolation.

We are still in the process of contacting our guests as we organise the remainder of this touring year. For those unable to join us, we look forward to welcoming you back again next year and will have our new 2021 tour schedule available online shortly.

My best wishes to you and your loved ones



We are still planning on continuing our tours for this year as able. For tours due to be run in May and June we are currently contacting guests to discuss options. Please bear with us as this takes some time.

Further information can be found at:

UK Government Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Advice for Travellers 

We also highly advise you to check the information provided by your own governments and governing bodies.

For additional queries, please contact Violets & Tea at: [email protected]

Violets and Tea are now taking bookings for our 2021 small-group escorted tours.

With exciting tours offered to Cornwall, Sussex, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, and including the world-renowned RHS Flower Shows, we are sure that these tours will enchant. We are also pleased to announce that we will continue to have a maximum of 12-15 guests on each of our tours to make your tour more enjoyable.

Why Violets and Tea

At the heart of Violets and Tea is our passion for gardens and people. We love all things related to gardens, from garden history to garden design. Our aim is to share this passion with our guests to leave them rejuvenated and inspired. Let us share our passion with you.

About Violets and Tea

At Violets and Tea, we are passionate about providing the best experience for our guests. Read more about us to understand how we started this journey and how you can be a part of it.


Discover some of the world's most beautiful gardens and experience quintessential English charm on our meticulously designed, small-group escorted tours. Your journey starts here.


Our customised, bespoke tours are individually tailored around your specific requirements. From the perfectly proper to the inspirational and indulgent, we work with you to create and refine your perfect holiday, providing an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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