At Violets and Tea, we are dedicated to creating an enriched garden experience for you and not just a tour. We make it our utmost priority to ensure that every tour you experience through us is made memorable.

With some of the most beautifully elegant gardens available to see on our itineraries and attention to detail that you won’t find anywhere else, we have developed our garden experiences to be unlike any other.

Find out more about our garden experiences below and what to expect from one of our lovely tours.


It's All About Attention to Detail

Each and every element of our tours, no matter how small, receives the same attention to detail and personal care that makes Violets and Tea truly unique. We are meticulous in our planning to ensure that from the moment you wake up in your luxurious hotel room, you will have everything you need to enjoy the day a memorable garden experience.

Learn from Experts

In addition to our passionate and expert guides, where possible, we engage the services of gardeners and guest speakers to provide behind the scenes insight into the gardens. All of our guests also receive a detailed welcome pack with additional information on the gardens visited.

Leave Everyday Behind

With luxury vehicles, indulgent hotels and a relaxed pace, our tours are designed to be comfortable so you can return home relaxed and refreshed. Going above a standard tour, our garden experiences provide escapism from everyday life.


Our People and Passion

We are passionate about bringing gardens and garden lovers together. As such, our focus is on enjoying a true garden experience rather than just passing through them. Amateur horticulturalists amongst you will appreciate the slower-paced approach to the environment around them, taking everything in from the beautiful colours to the fragrant aromas.

Service the Way it Should Be

People are the difference. From the moment you contact us until we say our final goodbyes, you can be guaranteed of Violets and Tea’s dedication to your personal service. All of our expert Tour Managers are warm, friendly, and dedicated to ensuring your garden experience is a relaxing and enjoyable one. We work hard to ensure that all you need to worry about is what to bring with you.

Extras as Standard

At Violets and Tea, it is the added extras that really set us apart. From unique, one-of-a-kind garden experiences to airport transfers or a cheeky pint of English ale included with dinner, we have thought of all the little extras that make your holiday relaxing, hassle-free and memorable.


From stately homes steeped in history to glorious flower gardens that take you to another world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, our garden tours UK will relax and calm your senses for a tranquil trip. At Violets and Tea, we enjoy curating tours that we know you’ll love, providing everything you’d want from an enjoyable, peaceful time amongst the best of the British countryside. Whether you want to be in the grounds of a grand estate or enjoying the wonders of the garden displays at the Chelsea Flower Show, we have garden experiences to suit your preference.

We cater for small groups, normally no larger than 15 guests, to ensure the garden experiences we provide are as personalised as possible. This way you have the chance to speak one to one with our speakers and tour personnel with any questions you may have along the way, helping our guests get the most out of their tour. No experience is complete without all the additional touches we bring, going above a standard garden tour. From the dining choices we provide to the comfortable accommodation at stylish boutique hotels, every minute of your garden experience through us has been carefully curated.

There are no better advocates for our tours than our guests themselves. You can read about their experiences with Violets and Tea within our Guest Reviews section, sharing their valued insights into what to expect when booking a garden experience with us. We also have plenty of photos showing off some of the sights you can expect to see on your tour with us. They are viewable in our Gallery section and include many of the plants, gardens and flower shows you’ll see along the way.


We hope to welcome you along as one of next guests on a memorable garden experience. We have plenty of information throughout the Violets and Tea website about our tour itineraries and locations, with our 2021 schedule full of highlights you won’t want to miss:

• Great Gardens of Cornwall: 2-9 May

• Spring Treasures & the Chelsea Flower Show: 13-19 May

• Charming Cotswolds & the Chelsea Flower Show: 17-23 May

• Enchanting Cotswold & the Chelsea Flower Show: 19-25 May

• Delight in the Lake District: 13-19 June

• Cotswold Gardens in Colour: 20-26 June

• Summer Treasures & The Hampton Court Garden Festival: 30 June – 6 July

• Great Estates of Derbyshire & The Hampton Court Garden Festival: 1-7 July

• A Touch of Magnificence: 11-17 July


If you’d like to find out more about our garden experiences, our tour itineraries or Violets and Tea in general, please get in touch. We always aim to swiftly respond to any queries and want to make it as easy as possible to contact us. You can either call or send us an email or fill in our online enquiry form with your full details. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you organise the perfect garden tour.

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