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Luxury English Garden Tours

At Violets and Tea, we are dedicated to creating a truly unique experience for our guests. We curate itineraries that go above and beyond a typical garden tour, so that you are sure to have an experience that stands apart from the rest. Whether it is dining in a Michelin star restaurant, sipping pimms on the river Thames, or enjoying afternoon tea in the garden of a 400 year old estate, we find those special touches that make your tour the holiday of a lifetime.

We look forward to sharing our passion for gardens with you and hope that you return home well rested after experiencing an enchanting holiday with new-found friends.

What Makes Violets and Tea's Tours Special?

Small Groups

Our relaxed and friendly tours are conducted in small groups of up to 15 guests so that you can be assured of personalised service and attention, and can share new experiences with like-minded people who enjoy gardens as much as you do.

Beautiful Gardens

We carefully select gardens that are beautiful, interesting and hold historical importance. And we use our extensive contacts to obtain exclusive access to gardens not generally available to the public.

Stay in Style

We believe that where you stay makes the difference between a good holiday and an unforgettable one. We take the greatest care in choosing small, luxury hotels that are truly exceptional in terms of style, location and service, and that offer the quintessential English experience.

Delicious Dining

We believe that great company and great times involve great food. So we include exquisite local dining experiences on our tours to add to your enjoyment. Additionally, each of our tours include welcome and farewell dinners so that you can get to know the other guests in a relaxed environment. 

Travel in Comfort

Our experienced coach drivers transfer you to your destinations seamlessly. With power sockets, complimentary WiFi, leather seats and climate control, you can catch up online, stay in touch with home and relax in comfort while enjoying the picturesque English landscape.

Elevated Experiences

We supplement our garden visits with charming English villages, private excursions and unique experiences. All to ensure you have a memorable tour.

Be Inspired

At Violets & Tea, it is important to us that you leave our tours inspired.

Above all, we believe there is nothing more English than drinking tea in an English garden!

The Garden Inspiration Tour

A beautiful tour of inspiring English gardens from the last century. We meet garden owners and experts who will impart their knowledge with us and show us knew ways to view our own gardens.

Warning: this tour is designed to inspire!

We are very excited to release our 2020 garden tour programme. We have lots of lovely tours planned to Cornwall, the Cotswolds, Sussex and Yorkshire as we visit the finest gardens in England. We will also enjoy the world-renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Flower Show.

For more information, please read below.

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