Get out of the city into the marvelously scenic countryside of Kent, a region dotted with oast houses and sometimes blooming lavender fields, an area that rightfully holds the title “The Garden of England!”
Saturdays; 09:00 - approximately 18:30 (April - September)
Just a stone’s throw from the metropolis of London is Kent, the county nicknamed “The Garden of England” as it’s home to many of the best Great British gardens. In our day out, we’ll sample two of the best known. See the fabulous Sissinghurst, Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicholson’s world famous garden. Explore this intimate and intricate garden and visit those parts of the home open to the public. Here, we’ll find a Tudor tower complete with Vita’s workshop, a walled herb garden, mixed border gardens, an oast house museum, a white garden and a cottage garden. Certainly something to delight all interests!
Another gem planted by a well known horticulturalist is Great Dixter, once the home of Christopher Lloyd. He designed the stunning gardens based on the Arts & Crafts style framework plan made by his father and Sir Edwin Lutyens. Enjoy the variety of plantings, including the peacock topiary, wild meadow flowers, mixed borders, the famous Long Border, ponds and the exuberant Exotic Garden. Here too is the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country (entrance to the house is optional.)
Oft imitated, never duplicated! This is an original SGT itinerary, property of Special Group Tours and to be used only with express permission/in conjunction with SGT.