from kent to somerset - SAMPLE ITINERARY

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Day 1

Meet me in the late morning in London, board our private bus and drive to Berkshire to visit a private garden in the arts and crafts style with a contemporary twist.  Stay at boutique garden hotel in Sussex.

 

Day 2

We visit Great Dixter and Sissinghurst

 

Day 3

The Barn at Bury Court, where part of the garden was laid out in characteristic style by Piet Oudolf in the 1990’s.

The Manor House, Upton Grey, Hampshire:  Designed and planted in 1908 and 1909 by Gertrude Jekyll, accurately and fully restored by the current owner.

 

Day 4

The Collector Earl’s Garden,  at Arundel Castle, designed in 2008 by Isabel and  Julian Bannerman,.

Bramdean House, Bramdean, Hampshire, famous for its symmetrical herbaceous borders.

 

Day 5

Stavordale Priory, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset:   Originally laid out in the late 19th Century but  transformed by Georgia Langton in the late 1970s and the the present owners since in 1993. 

The Oudolf Field at  Durslade Farm, the Somerset branch of Hauser &Wirth gallery.

Shute House, Shaftesbury, Dorset:  Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe’ s favorite  and, some say, his finest work. 

 

Day 6

Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire:   The Peto Gardens, lovingly restored by the current owners.

 

At airport in time for evening flight.

 

BEST TIME OF YEAR

Mid to late Summer

 

Can be adapted to late Spring and combined with a visit to

The Chelsea Flower Show