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Luxury Garden Tours

English gardens are made to be enjoyed. They are family gardens at heart, holding centuries of lived-in history. At Violets and Tea, we offer luxury garden tours so that you experience England's best gardens as they truly are.

Rather than simply passing through or taking a few pretty photos, we believe the best gardens must be experienced with all the senses. Think of afternoon tea in the garden of a 400-year-old estate; sipping on a flute of Champagne at the Chelsea Flower Show; or a glass of Pimm’s while visiting a garden normally closed to the public. These touches come as standard on Violets and Tea garden tours UK.

Head gardeners provide intimate insight into their creations. Estate owners guide you behind the scenes. Special access ensures you avoid the crowds. Guest speakers provide endless inspiration.

Supplementing our garden experiences are charming English villages, glorious landscapes, sumptuous dining, and an attention to detail that makes your holiday memorable. You will return home refreshed and inspired after the best garden tours.

So sit back, relax, and let us show you the best England has to offer on our luxury garden tours.

Please contact us if you would like to be added to our Chelsea Flower Show wait list.

What Makes Violet and Tea’s English Garden Tours Special?

Small Groups

Our relaxed and friendly tours are conducted in small groups of up to 12 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. As we are local, we know all of those hidden gems and are able to use our extensive contacts to obtain exclusive access to the best garden tours in the UK that are 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 English garden tours include welcome and farewell dinners so that you can get to know the other guests in a relaxed environment.

Travel in Comfort

All of our tours are regionally-based so that your time in spent enjoying the best garden tours and experiences instead of travelling.

And when we do travel, we 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

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

2022 Programme of Garden Tours UK

In conjunction with The Great Gardens of Cornwall, welcome spring on a dazzling journey through Cornwall’s subtropical landscapes. Be transported to visionary gardens with inspiring touches.


Join us on this exceptional tour of Cotswold gardens mostly held in private hands followed by Members' Only Day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. And if this isn't enticing enough, we stay in our very own private 15th Century Manor House with award-winning gardens. This is England at its finest!


Travel to bucolic Sussex to immerse yourself in the finest gardens of them all just as they come into spring bloom, including the National Trust's beautiful Sissinghurst. Then do the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in style, on the Members' Only Day no less, with a champagne afternoon tea amidst the splendour of the show.


A charming tour of iconic gardens nestled within the quaint villages and bucolic countryside of the Cotswolds. Stroll the grounds of Hidcote Manor and Barnsley House soaking up inspiration on this wonderfully relaxing tour. Then avoid the crowds with a traditional Enlgish afternoon tea at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


The southern tip of the Cotswolds provide the setting for this quintessentially English tour of iconic gardens, including HRH Prince Charles' very own Highgrove Estate. But first, indulge at the world-renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the perfect way to start this tour of elegance.


Flowers, flowers everywhere! Herbaceous borders and walled gardens are packed to the brim with their summer blooms on this beautiful tour.


The wide expanse of the open moors greet us on this tour of Yorkshire - possibly our favourite garden region in all of England. From intimate family gardens to the magnificent Castle Howard, and everything in between, this tour puts on a display of unforgettable gardens that will inspire, thrill and delight.

Blending architecture, gardens and history, this tour celebrates 800 years of heritage and gardens in Derbyshire. End with revelling in inspiration at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, within the grounds of this seminal estate.

Our most popular tour!

The great English landscape designer Humphry Repton said that all gardens should include a touch of magnificence. At Violets & Tea, we couldn’t agree more! Join us on this glorious tour of magnificence including Highgrove Estate and Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey.

Always Enjoy the Best Garden Tours with Violets and Tea

Our English garden tours have been thoughtfully designed for the discerning guest. When you’re looking for an exceptional holiday with the best garden tours in the UK, you can be assured of our commitment to providing it to you. For the ultimate experience, enquire about our custom tours today.

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