Monday, March 7, 2016

 Would you like to come to England with me???

This summer, from July 8-17th, I am going on a trip to England. This is something I have been dreaming about since I began gardening. I have studied books, plans, blog posts, websites, Pinterest pages, Facebook pages, and everything else I could get my hands on. It is finally going to happen! I am working with an excellent travel agency that is very experienced with running garden tours to England and Europe. They customized this tour just for me. The cost is $3800 for 10 days. That excludes airfare.

This trip is happening in July so that we can go to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest annual flower show in the world. This takes place on a 34 acre site.

We will visit classic gardens such as Great Dixter, the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.


My trip wouldn't be complete without seeing Sissinghurst. The former home of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson, Sissinghurst is now owned by the National Trust.July is Meadow Month.

I didn't want to ONLY see the large, famous estates. This trip will also include many private gardens AND a garden designed by my favorite European designer, Piet Oudolf. RHS Garden Wisley is home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the globe.The Glasshouse will feature fuchsias when we are there. Leading up to the Glasshouse are borders designed by Piet Oudolf in 2001 that are at their peak in the summer months.

The gardens in England will all be at their peak at this time of year. Consider this the ultimate ten day garden walk with Nancy! I am still working out the details in terms of our exact itinerary and the registration form. The cost will be approximately $3800 for the trip, which includes 9 nights in country boutique hotels, admission to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and all the gardens, tips and gratuities, coach transportation, and most meals. Airfare it not included in the price. The trip is limited to 25 participants and 3 spots are already taken!

 If you are interested, please email me DIRECTLY at 

Please put England in the subject line.

I will then send you all the details the minute they are ready, which will be this week.

I will continue to post pictures and information about all of the gardens we will be visiting over the next few weeks- TWENTY in all! Please share this with all of your friends who may be interested. This will be an exciting, education trip that all garden lovers will remember for the rest of their lives. Won't you come with me to England?

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, Natureworks