2018 tours explore the countryside of Wessex, an ancient region in the west of England.  Please scroll down for details. As availability is limited, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to reserve a place.   

Gardens & Art in the West of England

April 29 - May 4, 2018
6 days | 5 nights          

Private visits explore classic and contemporary gardens in Somerset and Devon where settings range from a medieval moated manor to a restored ancient stone farmhouse. Internationally acclaimed art galleries are included and optional activities such as golf and hiking can also be arranged. Relax first in a boutique spa hotel and then at a comfortable Elizabethan manor house nestled in a secluded valley. Both hotels specialize in seasonal farm-to-table dining from their own kitchen gardens.

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Private Artist Workshop in Somerset

June 17 - 22, 2018
6 days | 5 nights

This custom tour for a small group of watercolorists highlights English landscape and architecture in Wessex.  Our guests will stay in a charming country pub, and will spend each day exploring the region's gardens, market towns and rural countryside.  As always, meals center on gastropubs with great seasonal produce.

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Iconic Gardens of the Cotswolds

6 days | 5 nights

Dates on request

Our private visits to these iconic English gardens will be led by the owners who are generously hosting us and their head gardeners. We stay at a luxurious farmhouse spa hotel within walking distance of a traditional Cotswold village. Gardens range from 18th century to the cutting edge. For those interested in a break from the itinerary, there are ample opportunities for other activities such as archery, golf, hiking, a spa day or a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon .