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HORTUS: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

20 - 23 September 2021

4 days from £0pp

An early-autumn tour focusing on Arts & Crafts gardens in the Cotswolds, hosted by HORTUS editor David Wheeler, led by experienced tour-leader Sophie Piebenga and, for one day, by garden historian Marion Mako.

  • Stay at one of the region's finest hotels, Lords of the Manor
  • Private visit to Rodmarton Manor
  • Visit Russell House, Luggers Hall & Springfield House in the beautiful village of Broadway
  • Private viewing of Owlpen Manor with its wonderful collection of Arts & Crafts furniture and fittings
  • Visit the Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden and enjoy a guided walk along the High Street to see its numerous Arts & Crafts buildings
  • Visit Cotswold Farm to view the private house and garden

HORTUS explores Arts & Crafts Gardens of the Cotswolds

The Arts & Crafts movement of the early twentieth century found a natural home in the rural surroundings of the Cotswolds with its beautiful architecture and celebrated craft traditions. While Broadway and Chipping Campden attracted many artists to the north of the Cotswolds, a few architects and craftsmen set up shop further south, in Sapperton. We will visit both areas over four days, enjoying some exclusive views of the best houses and gardens in the style. We stay at one of the region’s finest hotels, Lords of the Manor, a seventeenth-century country house establishment (with a garden designed by Julie Toll) in the unspoilt village of Upper Slaughter, near Stow-on-the-Wold. Each room has been carefully fash- ioned, every comforting detail attended to, with a restaurant serving delicious food that includes for us on one night the chef ’s tasting menu, showcasing the Cotswolds’ finest fare.

Your Accommodation

Lords Of The Manor


Formerly a 17th-century rectory, Lords of the Manor is set in 8 acres of secluded gardens and parkland. With 4 AA Red Stars, it is one of the top 200 hotels in the country, and offers delicious award-winning food.

Each bedroom is individually designed, with elegant furnishings. Some rooms have views of the parkland and pond, or the walled gardens and Upper Slaughter Hill. Every room has a flat-screen TV and a DVD player.