England is the consummate destination for garden lovers. Where to start? There is so much to explore and discover. This tour includes a balanced mix of historic and contemporary gardens, renowned private gardens and well-kept secrets. If this is your first time visiting English gardens, you'll come away awed and inspired. If you've been there before, you'll be enchanted all over again, and delighted with new ideas. We start in London and drive south to Kent, where we visit Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Moving West, we explore several private gardens, some historic, some modern, all horticulturally accomplished. In Somerset, highlights include Iford Manor and the Oudolf Field in Bruton.
What a marvelous trip -- it was even better than I had hoped. Really, you keep outdoing yourself. Your organizational skills and your attention to detail made every day seem smooth, and we all know that doesn't just happen by chance! It was a great selection of gardens -- old gardens, new gardens, historic gardens and modern ones, all fascinating. I have so many beautiful images whirling in my head -- I keep going back to the invaluable book you made for us, just trying to sort it all out.