F L O R A Garden Tours take you to the finest gardens in Britain. As well as the famous gardens the tours visit lesser known but lovely ones, some rarely open to the public. The tour director and leader is Dr Barbara Sommerville, a biologist of international repute who has a deep interest in the history of gardening, landscape and architecture.
Other tours will be run in response to a group of at least four people applying and will take place at times to suit this group. There will be space for others to join a tour once it is guaranteed to run.The itinerary of each tour may be adjusted to suit the initial group but the list is a guide to suitable locations for visiting gardens.
We experienced the gardens and houses of the Cotswolds at all levels: the grand, the intimate and the fun’s fancy. This was all made possible by Barbara’s flexibility and wonderful connections with the locals from drivers to land owners.
– A.L. from Cambridge Massachusetts USA
- Any of the scheduled tours may be run on other dates for groups
of four or more people;
Tours to other parts of the British Isles, or tours
centred on special interest themes can be arranged on
a tailor-made basis. Such tours can incorporate castles
and stately homes, as well as gardens: see, for example,
the North of England
(Gardens of Yorkshire and Northumberland).
Special interest themes include National Garden Shows in 2013, Garden Design and Garden History, Tours for Gardeners, Flower Arrangers and Artists, Mediaeval Architecture and English History and Prehistoric and Archaeological sites.
Please make your requests: F L O R A Garden Tours will be happy to oblige.
Your guidance was inspirational! Gardens, gardens, gardens is your motto. I loved the small cottage gardens and have wonderful visual memories!
– D.C. from Alaska USA on a special tour of Yorkshire and Cumbria
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For printed information, please contact
Dr B Sommerville
F L O R A Garden Tours
Norfolk, PE33 9PT
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: International +44 1366 328 946 (with answering machine outside office hours)