2019 English Garden Tours
At Violets and Tea, we carefully curate luxury English garden tours featuring beautiful, interesting and historically important gardens. Our aim is to create a memorable experience for our guests which encapsulates the beauty of English gardens and indeed, England.
Our garden tours generally have a regional focus to limit the amount of time spent travelling and to maximise our time in the gardens. As we want our garden visits to be immersive and interactive, we engage the services of owners, gardeners and guest speakers wherever possible, to provide behind the scenes insights and add flavour to the gardens.
We pride ourselves on offering historical details about the gardens, including the often colourful characters who created them. Many of the gardens we visit were considered revolutionary in their time, and we like to explore the impact they have had on garden styles around the world. Each of our guests will receive an information guide featuring the gardens they have visited.
We supplement our garden visits with beautiful English towns, landscapes and the world-renowned RHS Flower Shows. We also include dining opportunities which will enhance your tour experience, with many sumptuous meals included on our garden tours.
And we will of course partake in afternoon tea for good measure!
We will be updating our tours page with additional tours for 2019 as we confirm them. Please check back with us shortly to see the tantalising new tours we have on offer.
Join us on a tour of the iconic gardens of Kent and Sussex in the south-east of England. We will visit Edwardian romantic retreats, palatial homes, Tudor cottages and even a castle (or two) on this tour of amazing gardens, discovering the incredible people who created them. We finish the tour with a visit to the spectacular Chelsea Flower Show.
Famous for its honey-hued stone walls, luscious river ways and quaint villages, this is one of the most enticing and charming regions of England. After we delight in a day at the Chelsea Flower Show, join us as we take a step back in time on this fascinating tour of history and beauty.
If you are looking for a truly indulgent garden experience, then this is the tour for you! We have combined our ‘Iconic Kent & Sussex’ and ‘Charming Cotswolds’ experiences to create the ultimate garden lover’s tour. Immerse yourself in some of the best gardens England has to offer while revelling in the opportunity to visit the most exciting flower show in the world.
England has had a love affair with the rose for centuries. Join us on this indulgent, sensual visit to some of the best rose gardens in England, where old-fashioned and modern roses really are the stars of the show.
We visit the Derbyshire estates of England’s aristocracy and landed gentry on this tour of opulence, history and intrigue. We learn about the dynastic families that held sway in historic England and see the impact events of the 20th Century have had on these estates. Most of all, we will enjoy the beauty of the gardens, designed foremost for enjoyment.