2022 and our Coronavirus  Message

December 2021 – the Nation continues with it's vaccination and booster vaccination programme yet Omicron seems determined to undermine our gradual acclimatisation to a new normality.

I have spent a Summer and Autumn full with visiting Gardens both “near and far”, planning tours for the next two years and supporting many NGS Garden owners. Both Yewbarrow House Garden, Grange over Sands, Cumbria and Holmlea Garden, Ambergate, Derbyshire are splendid, totally different and perfect to include when visiting gardens more readily in the Public Eye e.g. Sizergh Castle & Gardens (N.T.), Cumbria and RHS Bridgewater. These included in a three day mini-break are just right!.

I shall resume our "inspired" Garden Tours in early 2022.

Once again thank you to everyone who has sent messages of good cheer and support throughout the last two years.


As a taster of what is to come please see below:

February 2022

 Little Court Garden and The Down House, Hampshire; both are renown for their massed plantings of Snowdrops, Crocus, Aconites, winter shrubs and well defined structure. ( a day outing ) ON HOLD, PENDING GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS  (9th December 2021)

May 2022

Highgrove and Tetbury

A day to thrill both the Organic Gardener and those just wishing to visit this most famous of Royal Gardens.

July 2022

Botanic Gardens and less visited Wonders of Iceland. Electric blue Meconopsis, Rowan blossom, Lilac, Roses, Hedges & Woodland. BOOKING  NOW

August 2022:

Buckingham Palace 

A small-group, private, guided tour of the Gardens and State Rooms. ( a day outing )


Summer 2022

RHS Bridgewater

The Royal Horticultural Society’s new flagship garden.

There will be tours running from;

 Northumberland with "pick-up" points southwards


The South of England with additional "pick-up" points

There will be a selection of gardens to visit on each day of the three-day tours.


A selection of longer Tours can be seen at   Upcoming Tours.

As always bespoke tours can be arranged.