Grand Estates

Haddon Hall

Charming Cotswolds

Bourton House

Iconic Kent


The English Rose

Sudeley Castle

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?

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!

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.

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 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.


The English Rose

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.


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