Summer Delights of Yorkshire Gardens

26 June - 3 July 2022

The lovely Yorkshire Dales boasts ruined abbeys and stately mansions home to some of the most beautiful Yorkshire gardens. Yorkshire is perhaps Violet and Tea's favourite garden region in all of England - and that is saying a lot! Yorkshire's rugged landscapes and national parks have been made famous throughout literature. It's home to many of the UK's most innovative and impressive gardens, with plenty of beautiful spots to admire. It's a stunning part of the country that can't be missed.

Our eight-day tour is made up of contrasting historic estates and contemporary masterpieces with intimate family gardens. We'll visit the best gardens in Yorkshire, marvelling in the ambitions of their creators.

The Best Gardens to Visit in Yorkshire

On our tour, we will be visiting some of the most beautiful Yorkshire gardens. We'll see the magnificent Castle Howard, one of England's finest stately homes. Since the 1960s, the beautiful grounds and estate have made Castle Howard a famous filming location for many productions, including Netflix original series, Bridgerton!

We'll also be embracing the beauty of Newby Hall and garden on a private tour of the stunning Queen Anne house and extensive grounds. With fifteen different award-winning gardens to explore, from their National Cornus Collection to their rose and water gardens, it's a marvel to behold for the green-fingered.

In the heart of Wharfedale is the scenic garden of Parcevall Hall, home to dramatic terraces with views over the stunning Yorkshire Dales. If that doesn't excite you enough, we'll also be visiting the acclaimed contemporary ground-breaking garden by Piet Oudolf at Scampston Hall.

One cannot enjoy the best gardens to visit in Yorkshire unless one has been fed and rested. That's why we have arranged seven nights of five-star accommodation in handpicked hotels for this tour, along with an indulgently traditional afternoon tea at Luton Hoo, nestled within a historic Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscape.

What are you waiting for? Every garden we visit is bound to take your breath away. Please join us in celebrating the best gardens to visit in Yorkshire. Feel free to get in touch with any questions and explore our reviews here.

Admire magnificent Castle Howard, one of England's finest stately homes.

Embrace the beauty of Newby Hall & Garden on a private tour of this stunning Queen Anne house and the extensive grounds. 

Explore the dramatic terraces of Parcevall Hall with views over the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

Enjoy Piet Oudolf's ground-breaking, contemporary garden at Scampston Hall.

Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea at Luton Hoo, nestled within a historic Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscape.

Seven nights' five-star accommodation in handpicked hotels.

We partner with select small, luxury hotels that provide exceptional service levels to ensure that our customers can experience a restful, comfortable evening after a day strolling through the beautiful Yorkshire gardens on our tour.

Many of our hotels are old English homes and estates, offering charm as well as a few quirks. We hope you enjoy these quirks as much as we do, as we feel they are part of the English experience.

Double occupancy: £4,500 per person

Single occupancy:  £5,000


  • Seven nights’ five-star luxury accommodation
  • Luxury minibus travel with professional driver
  • Entrance to all gardens and events, as stated in itinerary
  • Guided tours of houses and gardens, as stated in itinerary
  • Services of dedicated Tour Manager for duration of tour
  • Breakfast daily, three lunches, one afternoon tea and four dinners, as stated in itinerary
  • Gratuities and porterage for all meals and hotels provided, as stated in itinerary
  • Return airport transfers (please see Terms & Conditions for details)


  • Flights, passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages and meals unless otherwise stated
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation
  • Additional transfers
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, snacks, laundry, etc


Payment is due in two parts. The non-refundable 20% deposit secures your place on the tour and is required at the time of booking. Final payment is required at least 10 weeks before the tour commencement date. We will send you a reminder for the final payment.

We accept payment by international bank transfer and all major debit and credit cards (except American Express). There is no additional charge levied for card payments. We do not store your payment details.

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If you are interested in being a guest on this beautiful tour, please contact us by clicking on the links below.

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