During the summer months many English gardens are full of colour with roses, hydrangeas and flower beds full of herbaceous perennials at their best.
We are able to create a bespoke garden group tour so you can follow your horticultural passions and here are a selection of our favourites to visit.
The Courts Garden, Wiltshire is a great example of an ‘arts and crafts’ English formal garden set in 2.8 ha around an 18thC house. The Garden ‘rooms’ each have a different style, this hidden gem of a garden has wonderful herbaceous borders, quirky topiary, a peaceful water garden, a kitchen garden and an arboretum. www.nationaltrust.org/the-courts-garden
Arundel Castle Gardens, West Sussex are stunning during the summer months when they seem to explode with colour. There are beautiful wild flowers, gorgeous roses, huge dahlias and alongside all the flowers there is an abundance of summer fruit and vegetables. www.arundelcastle.org
Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly are a sub-tropical paradise 45km off the coast of Cornwall on the island of Tresco. The beautiful garden was built in the 19th C around the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey and is home to many species of plants from around the world. www.tresco.co.uk/enjoying/abbey-garden
Longstock Park Water Gardens, Hampshire are 2.8ha of beautiful gardens with over 1ha of lakes which are fed by the River Test. Originally created in the 1900s the water gardens are amongst the world’s finest. There are over 40 varieties of water lilies in the crystal-clear water which is a haven for a diverse range of wild flowers and wildlife. www.leckfordestate.co.uk/water-garden
Glendurgan Garden near Falmouth, Cornwall is a sub-tropical valley garden which runs down to the Helford River and a sheltered beach. It is a splendid garden to visit throughout the year but is a great garden to visit for a family day out in the summer, with its famous maze, rope swing and lovely beach. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden