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Discover the Cotswolds with rare breed farmer Adam Henson - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Due to the popularity of this tour we are delighted to announce a new March 29, 2021 date. For up-to-date advice on travel and COVID-19, see our homepage.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit the Cotswolds, as wild flowers begin to bloom all across the green fields of Gloucestershire. Our latest gardens tour will showcase the best of this beautiful region, with 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.
The highlight of this tour, though, 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.
You'll be staying in the picturesque town of Tewkesbury at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall, complete with spa, health club and Championship Golf Course and have plenty of time to soak up the idyllic rural scenery of the Cotswolds. Alongside your guided tours, you'll also enjoy a fascinating visit to Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour, where you can pick up some inspiring container planting ideas, and indulge in a traditional cream tea at the historic Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway.
Reasons to book
Explore the Cotswolds
Meet Adam Henson
Bluebells at Westonbirt Arboretum
Four-star stay in Tewkesbury
Afternoon tea in Broadway
- Four nights' bed and breakfast at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall in Tewkesbury
- 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
Day1Arrive in TewkesburyTewkesbury, 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.
Day2Rodmarton Manor and Painswick Roccoco GardenRodmarton 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.
Day3Whichford Pottery, Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, Hidcote GardensHidcote 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.
Day4Cheltenham Walking Tour, Cotswold Park FarmTewkesbury, United Kingdom
This morning, enjoy free time in Twekesbury. 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.
Day5Westonbirt Arboretum, afternoon tea in BroadwayBroadway, 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.