The English Rose
Luxury Garden Tours
RHS Harlow Carr
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We supplement our garden visits with charming English villages, private excursions and unique experiences. All to ensure you have a memorable tour.
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!
Iconic Kent, Sussex & the Chelsea Flower Show
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 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Charming Cotswolds & the 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 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, join us as we take a step back in time on this fascinating tour of history and beauty.
The Chelsea flower Show Extended Experience
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 the best gardens England has to offer while revelling in the opportunity to visit the most exciting flower show in the world.
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.
THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED