North Cotswolds Gardens

Bath from £495

Hidcote Manor gardens with their outdoor 'rooms' and planting for all seasons by the National Trust were the creation of American Arts and Crafts enthusiast Lawrence Johnston a century ago. Close by is Kiftsgate Court, a sloping garden on the very edge of the Cotswolds with wonderful views over the Vale of Evesham, developed lovingly by successive generations of one family and now given a modern touch.  Snowshill Manor, also managed by the National Trust, and once home to an eccentric collector, also has lovely hillside gardens influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement.  We stop to see the beautiful honey-coloured limestone Cotswold village of Broadway with its many former coaching inns, once home to an illustrious colony of writers and artists including John Singer Sargent who painted his famous 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose' while living here.

PRICES

from Bath - 9 hours

£495 - 1-3 people

£520 - 4-6 people

ENTRANCE CHARGES AND OPENING TIMES

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Hidcote Manor

Kiftsgate Court

Snowshill Manor

WEATHER, CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

Atlantic and continental weather systems meet over England so the weather can be unpredictable.  You really can experience all four seasons in a day!   We advise you to bring wet weather clothing, and cold weather clothing for the months of October to March.  We keep a set of umbrellas in our vehicle.  Please check the forecast on the Met Office link below shortly before your tour.  To get the most from this tour you will need to do some walking.  A pair of all-weather walking shoes with a good grip is advisable.

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