It is that time of year again. I will be returning to England to help lead a tour of English gardens May 19-28. This year, I will giving an American perspective on how to incorporate ideas from the English gardening to members of the Western MA Master Gardeners Association. We will begin our tour with the Chelsea Flower Show in London. We will also be visiting Great Dixter, Hidcote, Sissinghurst, Stourhead and Wilsey. I think of myself as the "color commentator" to compliment Gavin Miller, the exceptional British tour guide, who will be leading the tour.
You can see the complete itinerary at The Best of English Gardens. They have a wide range of tours throughout Europe. For more information, see their website, Discover Europe.
Sissinghurst, the garden of poet/novelist Vita Sackville-West and her husband, historian Harold Nicolson
Great Dixter, the home and garden of the late plantsman, Christopher Lloyd
The Red Garden, one of the many garden rooms, at Hidcote Manor
The modern pool at Kiftsgate Court Gardens
The Palladian Bridge and Pantheon, at Stourhead
Rosemary Verey’s iconic Laburnum Walk at Barnsley House