This corner of England is littered with fine gardens, and
this tour takes you to a selection of them - and some of
them are the finest gardens in England.
We have completely remodelled this tour, we have looked afresh at
the many lesser-known gardens, where spring is a particular feature
of the garden, and included the best of them, combining them with
the classic, well-renowned and well-visited gardens, like
Sissinghurst and Great Dixter.
High Weald & Romney Marshes
Throughout the tour the landscape is dominated by either the High
Weald a designated Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty or Romney Marshes - two
contrasting landscapes, each with a rich cultural heritage which we
will explore further, during the week.
The Weald (from the German word wald, a wood or forest),
is a medieval landscape of wooded, rolling hills studded with
sandstone outcrops, small, irregular-shaped fields and scattered
farmsteads, whereas Romney Marshes, including the third largest
coastal wetland in Europe, are bounded by the English Channel to
the South and the Weald to the north.
This tour is particularly well-suited to new customers,
indeed, we had new customers in mind when we planned it. Its
length, of just six days, its compact area, to reduce travel times
and distances, and its keen pricing, is designed to tempt
those of you, who may have looked at our tours but, who have not
wanted to commit yourselves to one of our longer or more expensive
Sleeping & Eating
We are returning to Romney Bay House Hotel, a
charming, seaside hotel expertly run by hands-on owners, Lisa
and Clinton Lovell, where Lisa's charm is matched only by Clinton's
superb food. We will dine-in, at Romney Bay House Hotel, on
three evenings and eat out twice, at The Fish Café, a favourite
establishment of ours in Rye, and at The Three Chimneys near to
Sissinghurst Castle, another favourite, which I think we have
frequented since 2003!
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