Boxwood Tours


Quality garden holidays that take you deep into the most beautiful private gardens in Britain, where you can talk to the owners and gardeners about their work


  • Exclusive access to private gardens

  • Horticultural experts who will lead you every step of the way

  • Lunches and afternoon tea with owners and gardeners

  • One-off tours with limited numbers

  • Holidays created especially for members of existing horticultural groups

  • Tours run in partnership with horticultural publications, such as Country Life and Gardens Illustrated

  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels

  • Delicious local food and five-star dining

  • Expert-led vacations to Italy, France, Spain and Ireland


Participating gardens past and present include:

  • The Laskett, Herefordshire, formal gardens created by owner Sir Roy Strong

  • Mapperton, Dorset, an ancient manor house with topiary-filled valley gardens

  • Knightshayes, Devon, with its restored walled kitchen garden

  • High Glanau Manor, Monmouthshire, an Arts-and-Crafts gem where guests can take lunch with owners Hilary and Helena Gerrish

  • Manor Farm, Dorset, once owned by Enid Blyton

  • Villa Emo, Rivella, Italy, a contemporary garden around a 16th-century villa where guests are invited to dine with owner Contessa Marina Emo


Example itinerary: Devon Country Gardens, a tour of private sites, from the classic English country haven to contemporary and ambitious landscapes, led by Dr Noel Kingsbury, writer and contributor to Gardens Illustrated. Accommodation in the enchanting Endsleigh Hotel with its Repton gardens. ₤1,895 ($3,000) per person