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Boxwood Garden Holidays

13 tours from £2,450pp

Garden tours that offer a chance to visit some of the most exclusive and beautiful gardens, featuring meetings with garden owners and head gardeners wherever possible. With small, friendly groups (max. 25) and carefully selected, fine hotels, many chosen for the quality of their cuisine, together with travel in luxury coaches, we offer a complete service with great attention to your personal comfort and well-being to ensure a memorable, relaxed garden holiday.

We hope you find our selection of Garden Tours for this our 30th Year inspiring and exciting: we look forward to welcoming you on one of these Boxwood Exclusive Garden Tours.

Keith Wiley & more
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On this exclusive *Gardens Illustrated* tour of Dorset, visit exquisite private gardens and feast at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ.

  • Transportation from Yeovil Junction Railway Station
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 4-star Summer Lodge Hotel, Dorchester
  • 3 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 4 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Helen Yemm
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Surrounded by a tranquil backdrop of ancient hills, steep limestone valleys and stark moorland plateaus, journey with us as we explore the romantic gardens of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.

  • Transportation from Chesterfield Railway Station
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 4-star Losehill House Hotel and Spa, Hope Valley
  • 3 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 3 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Paul Zimmerman
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Following our highly successful English Rose tours, we now venture across the channel to investigate the story of the French Rose and to enjoy some truly wonderful gardens and rose collections from Paris to the Loire.

  • Private coach transfers and excursions.
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Hotel Sofitel Paris le Faubourg and 4 nights’ bed, breakfast and evening meal in the 4-star Le Choiseul, Amboise.
  • 5 dinners and 6 lunches.
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your Tour Host and Tour Manager.

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Marion Mako & more
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Visit the gardens of Sussex that are home to, or were created by, artists and examine how these gardens influenced their artwork and vice versa.

  • Transportation from Haywards Heath Railway Station
  • 3 nights' accommodation with bed, breakfast and evening meals plus wine and 4 lunches
  • Private coach transfers and excursions
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Michael Marriott
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Join us for a celebration of the rose, doyenne of the English Garden, as we tour the beautiful county of Shropshire, home of our expert rosarian Michael Marriott.

  • Transportation from Wolverhampton Railway Station
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 4-star Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire
  • 3 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 4 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

Availability:

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Kirsty Fergusson
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Visit Provence with us on this European Boxwood tour, and discover fields of lavender amongst medieval hill towns, whilst seeking out the finest gardens in the region.

  • Return economy class flights from London Heathrow to Marseille.
  • Private coach transfers and excursions.
  • 3 dinners and 4 lunches.
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme.
  • Detailed programme and garden notes.
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters.
  • 3 nights’ dinner, bed, and breakfast in the 4-star Aquabella Hotel in Ain-en-Provence.

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Charles-Quest Ritson
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Join COUNTRY LIFE contributors Charles Quest-Ritson and Kirsty Fergusson on this unforgettable tour of Sicily’s sumptuous gardens and splendid villas.

  • Return flights from London to Catania Airport
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Villa Flora-Belmond Grand Hotel, Timeo
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Rocco Forte Hotel Villa Igiea
  • 4 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 4 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Kirsty Fergusson
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Let our expert host, Adam Wilkinson and Hortus contributor, Kirsty Fergusson, whisk you on a weekend away to the leafy village of Varengeville-sur-Mer to visit the region’s classical and contemporary gardens.

  • Return Eurostar from London St Pancras to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 4-star Mercure Dieppe la Presidence, Dieppe
  • 2 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 3 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Marion Mako & more
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In the golden afternoon of the year, join our host, *The Times*garden writer Stephen Anderton, on an exclusive exploration of some of the finest gardens of the Cotswolds.

  • Transportation from Moreton-in-Marsh Railway Station
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh
  • 3 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 3 lunches
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Keith Wiley & more
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Join us on this unique tour of the Netherlands to explore the works of leading Dutch horticulturists Piet Oudolf, Jaqueline van der Kloet and Robert Broekema alongside the gardens that inspired them.

  • Return flights from London to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 4-star Kasteel Engelenburg, Brummen
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Hotel Dylan, Amsterdam
  • 4 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 5 lunches
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts

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Marion Mako & more
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Discover the splendour of the English Lake District, one-time home to William Wordsworth, the Lakeland Poets and Beatrix Potter, on this tour of Arts & Crafts houses and gardens.

  • Transportation from Lancaster Railway Station
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 4-star Lakeside Hotel, Windermere
  • 3 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 4 lunches
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

Availability:

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Paul Zimmerman
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Join the amazing Paul Zimmerman on this enchanted journey through some of the UK's finest gardens, which is devoted to the rose in all of its purest forms.

  • 7 night’s bed and breakfast at the 4-star University Arms and Cotswold House Hotel and Spa
  • 1 night room only at the Sofitel Heathrow Hotel
  • 6 evening meals and 5 lunches and 1 afternoon tea
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your tour leader and Host
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters
  • Private coach travel and excursions

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Kathryn Bradley-Hole & more
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Join COUNTRY LIFE contributors Kathryn Bradley-Hole and Kirsty Fergusson on this spellbinding tour of the French Riviera’s finest gardens.

  • Return flights from London to Nice Côte d’Azur
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Hotel Maybourne Riviera, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast in the 5-star Chateau Saint-Martin, Vence
  • 4 evening meals with wine at the hotel plus 4 lunches
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Partnership Holidays

Gardens Illustrated Garden Tours

A Boxwood tour partner since 2011, the list of Gardens Illustrated holidays to date is extensive and wide-ranging, from the abundant kitchen gardens of the South West to the intoxicating courtyard gardens of Marrakech, via the stately romance of the Italian Lakes. The Gardens Illustrated approach combines stunning photography with some of the world’s best garden writing and a Gardens Illustrated holiday is a unique opportunity bring its lushly printed pages to life, in the company of world-class experts and fellow enthusiasts.

HORTUS Garden Tours

In partnership with Boxwood since 2005, HORTUS is a privately published quarterly journal for intelligent and lively-minded gardeners. Founded by editor David Wheeler in 1987, HORTUS remains unique in its presentation and content; a thoughtful, analogue response to our increasingly digitised lives. Since its conception, HORTUS has published almost every garden writer of note. HORTUS garden holidays are curated with the same devotion, drawing on a broad network of contributors to match distinguished field specialists with outstanding horticultural locations.

Country Life Garden Tours

Boxwood’s partnership with Country Life has been going from strength to strength since 2012, amassing a diverse portfolio of tours in this time. The magazine’s reputation as a publication that comments in depth on subjects such as gardens and gardening, the countryside, architecture and the arts is reflected in this portfolio, enriching journeys of horticultural discovery throughout Europe and beyond with injections of culture, architecture and the arts, in the illuminating company of industry-leading professionals.

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Country Life Garden Tours

Country Life Garden Tours Highlights

Boxwood’s partnership with Country Life has been going from strength to strength since 2012, amassing a diverse portfolio of tours in this time. The magazine’s reputation as a publication that comments in depth on subjects such as gardens and gardening, the countryside, architecture and the arts is reflected in this portfolio, enriching journeys of horticultural discovery throughout Europe and beyond with injections of culture, architecture and the arts, in the illuminating company of industry-leading professionals.

Gardens Illustrated Garden Tours

Gardens Illustrated Garden Tours Highlights

A Boxwood tour partner since 2011, the list of Gardens Illustrated holidays to date is extensive and wide-ranging, from the abundant kitchen gardens of the South West to the intoxicating courtyard gardens of Marrakech, via the stately romance of the Italian Lakes. The Gardens Illustrated approach combines stunning photography with some of the world’s best garden writing and a Gardens Illustrated holiday is a unique opportunity bring its lushly printed pages to life, in the company of world-class experts and fellow enthusiasts.

HORTUS Garden Tours

HORTUS Garden Tours Highlights

In partnership with Boxwood since 2005, HORTUS is a privately published quarterly journal for intelligent and lively-minded gardeners. Founded by editor David Wheeler in 1987, HORTUS remains unique in its presentation and content; a thoughtful, analogue response to our increasingly digitised lives. Since its conception, HORTUS has published almost every garden writer of note. HORTUS garden holidays are curated with the same devotion, drawing on a broad network of contributors to match distinguished field specialists with outstanding horticultural locations.