Enjoy a tour of six stunning English gardens next Spring and an exclusive Q&A with the TV farmer Adam Henson

Due to the popularity of this tour, we are delighted to offer a new date of March 29, 2021.
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The idyllic rolling countryside of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire is amongst the finest in the UK. On this exclusive gardens tour, you'll explore this beautiful region next spring when the flowers are starting to bloom and the lambing season is in full swing.

You'll be based at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall (complete with spa and health club) in the lovely town of Tewkesbury and enjoy guided visits to the Westonbirt National Aboretum, Daylesford Organic Farm, Painswick Rococo Garden and two Arts and Crafts inspired properties - Hidcote Gardens in Chipping Camden and Rodmarton Manor, which is between Cirencester and Tetbury and a guided tour of Cheltenham.

You'll also enjoy a fascinating visit to Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour for some inspiring container planting ideas and indulge in a traditional cream tea at the historic Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway.

The highlight of this tour will be a very special welcome to the Cotswold Farm Park by its charming owner Adam Henson. Adam was born on the 650-hectare farm, which belonged to his father Joe Henson, and now runs it with his business partner Duncan. Adam will join you for a private lunch and give a talk about his conservation work and sustainable farming as well as his role as a TV presenter. You'll also have plenty of time to explore the farm which specialises in rare breeds.

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Adam Henson
TV farmer

Having studied agriculture at college, Adam Henson took over Bemborough Farm from his father, Joe. The farm now grows wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, runs a flock of 400 commercial ewes and has the UK's leading collection of rare breeds. Adam Henson often presents Countryfile from here and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year to the farm which is now known as Adam Henson's Costwold's Farm Park.

Adam has also presented Lambing Live with Kate Humble, Secret Britain with Ellie Harrison and Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen with Nigel Slater. He's also appeared on Radio 4's On Your Farm and Farming Today. Adam writes for Countryfile magazine and is the author of five books, Adam's Farm: My Life on the Land, Sunday Times bestseller, Like Farmer, Like Son, A Farmer and His Dog, A Breed Apart: My Adventures with Britain's Rare Breeds and the forthcoming A Year On Adam's Farm.

Price includes

  • Four nights' bed and breakfast at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall in Tewkesbury
  • Welcome drink and dinner at the Hilton Puckrup Hall
  • Guided walking tour of Cheltenham
  • Private lunch with Adam Henson at Cotswold Park Farm
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A session with Adam Henson at Cotswold Park Farm
  • Guided tour of Rodmarton Manor House and garden with lunch
  • Visits to Whichford Pottery and Daylesford Organic Farm
  • Private tour of Painswick Rococo Garden
  • Talk and tour at Hidcote Gardens
  • Afternoon tea at the Lygon Arms in Broadway
  • Transport throughout by private coach
  • Services of a Travel Editions tour manager
  • Low deposit of only £50pp

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Apr 22, 2021
To
Mon, Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£799*
* Price based on two sharing a room. Single supplement £144pp. Low deposit of only £50pp. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
Call now to book 02081 315 398
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Tewkesbury
    Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

    After making your own way to Tewkesbury you will check in to the Hilton Puckrup at your own liesure. Around 6 o'clock this evening you'll be invited to a private welcome drink, dinner and talk from the Tour Manager.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Rodmarton Manor and Painswick Rococo Garden
    Rodmarton Manor, United Kingdom

    This morning, visit Rodmarton Manor with a guided tour of the house and garden, followed by a light lunch (included) in the tea rooms. This afternoon, you will visit Painswick Rococo Garden, the only surviving garden of its kind in the UK - you'll feel you have escaped back to the early 1700s during a private tour.

    Return to the hotel for dinner (not included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day
    3
    Whichford Pottery, Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, Hidcote Gardens
    Hidcote Manor, United Kingdom

    Your first visit of the day is to Whichford Pottery. Here you'll discover how the finest pots are made on a guided tour of their workshops and charming pottery courtyard, packed with container planting ideas. Next, visit Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, where a Market Garden Tour has been planned to share their passion for real food and their story of how over 40 years they began to turn their family's farmland over to sustainable organic farming. There will be free time for lunch (not included), and to browse their shop.
    Your final visit of the day is to Hidcote Gardens where a welcome talk will share its rich history, and will allow time to visit the Arts & Crafts inspired garden with intricately designed outdoor space.
    Return to the hotel for private dinner (included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Cheltenham walking tour, Cotswold Park Farm
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Cheltenham, introducing you to its history, heritage and architecture. At midday you'll travel by coach to Cotswold Park Farm, founded by Joe Henson in 1971 and now run by his son, Adam. His enthusiastic team work to protect some of our rare breeds of farm animal. You'll then have the unique opportunity to meet Adam himself for a private lunch (included) followed by a Q&A session and book signing. After lunch there'll be time to explore the farm at leisure. Return to hotel for dinner (not included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day
    5
    Westonbirt Arboretum, afternoon tea in Broadway
    Broadway, United Kingdom

    Today you head to Westonbirt, to visit the National Arboretum with a 90-minute guided walking tour to view trees from all over the globe. You will then have free time for lunch (not included) in Chipping Cambden.

    Your final visit of the tour is for a farewell Afternoon Tea (included) at the luxurious Lygon Arms. Nestled in the village of Broadway, this hotel is thought to date back to the 1300's and is full of character.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation

Hilton Puckrup

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

This lovely four-star hotel in Tewkesbury on the edge of the Cotswolds is set in 140 acres and boasts comfortable rooms, a rejuvenating spa, pool, health club and Championship Golf course

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Apr 22, 2021
To
Mon, Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£799*
* Price based on two sharing a room. Single supplement £144pp. Low deposit of only £50pp. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
Call now to book 02081 315 398
Quote ref: ADAM HENSON