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Enjoy touring stunning English gardens and an exclusive Q&A with the TV farmer Adam Henson

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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 at the end of the summer, in its full golden glory.

You'll be based at the four-star Jury's Inn (complete with spa and health club) in the lovely town of Cheltenham and enjoy guided visits to Batsford Aboretum, Daylesford Organic Farm, Painswick Rococo Garden and two charming properties - Arts and Crafts-inspired Hidcote Manor in Chipping Camden and Bourton House, an acclaimed garden at a 1700s estate near Moreton-in-Marsh.

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 afternoon tea at the historic Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway, as well as taking a guided tour of Cheltenham.

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 Jury's Inn in Cheltenham
  • Welcome drink and dinner at the Jury's Inn
  • 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
  • Visits to Whichford Pottery and Daylesford Organic Farm
  • Private tour of Painswick Rococo Garden
  • Visits to Batsford Aboretum, Daylesford Organic Farm

  • Guided visits to Hidcote Manor and Bourton House

  • Afternoon tea at the Lygon Arms in Broadway
  • Transport throughout by private coach
  • Services of a Travel Editions tour manager

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Cheltenham
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    After making your own way to Cheltenham, you will check in to the four-stay Jury's Inn at your own leisure. Around six 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
    Cheltenham walking tour and Painswick Rococo Garden
    Painswick, United Kingdom

    This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Cheltenham, introducing you to its history, heritage and architecture. 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, Bourton House and Batsford Arboretum
    Batsford Arboretum, United Kingdom

    First you'll first head 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. Then we'll head onto Bourton House, where you'll have some free time for lunch, followed by a guided tour. This afternoon, head to Batsford Aboretum, before returning to the hotel for dinner (not included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Cotswold Park Farm day
    Kineton, United Kingdom

    This morning 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day
    5
    Hidcote Manor, Chipping Campden, afternoon tea
    Broadway, United Kingdom

    Your first 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. You will then have free time for lunch (not included) in Chipping Campden. 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

Jury’s Inn Cheltenham

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Comfortable Cheltenham hotel

Jurys Inn Cheltenham is located just off Gloucester Road on the edge of Cheltenham. The racecourse is just a short taxi drive away, it's just five minutes by car to Cheltenham Spa train station. Jury's Inn Cheltenham has 122 stylish bedrooms, each including large comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, flat screen TV and Freeview, tea and coffee station, ironing board and iron.

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