When a bouquet of flowers simply isn’t enough, treat her to a whole garden of roses this Mother’s Day!
When a bouquet of roses simply isn’t enough, treat your loved one to three nights of luxury with this exclusive experience – The perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Peruse some of the most romantic gardens that the Cotswolds and London have to offer. You’ll enjoy three nights luxury accommodation and superb dining throughout your trip, including a champagne afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason, dinner at The Fish Hotel on the Farncombe Estate and lunch in The Orangery at Blenhiem Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Guests will have exclusive entry to all gardens with guided tours from owners and curators, while also having a dedicated host throughout the experience. Travelling by luxury coach, you’ll be able to sit back in full comfort with reclining seats and Wifi, as you journey through chocolate box villages and quintessential English countryside.
£2,500 pp: double occupancy, £2,900 pp: single occupancy.
3 nights luxury accommodation:
1 night at DUKES Hotel London – Superior room (Double occupancy) & Classic (Single)
2 nights at Dormy House Hotel & Spa, Broadway – Traditional room (Double occupancy) & Cosy (Single)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided for duration of the tour
Champagne afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason
Entrance to all gardens and guided tours
Dedicated tour manager
Luxury coach travel including reclining leather seats, Wi-Fi and power sockets
Transfers from/to Heathrow Airport (or equivalent)
Itinerary: 10-13th June, 2019
Day 1: Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park
Your host will welcome you mid-afternoon at DUKES Hotel, London. Beginning your journey at the delightful Queen Mary’s Garden in Regent’s Park – London’s largest collection of roses, you’ll have time to explore the garden, before an early evening champagne afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
Day 2: Eastleach House & Oxleaze Farm
Beginning the day with a visit to the stunning Eastleach House gardens, considered one of the finest, secret gardens in the Cotswolds. You will enjoy an exclusive meet and greet with the owner and mastermind of Eastleach, before enjoying the gardens at your leisure.
Next you travel to The Swan at Southrop for a superb lunch. With a courtyard designed by the legendary Bunny Guinness, this is a quaint English pub with a focus on locally sourced and homegrown produce. After lunch guests will have a private tour with the owners at Oxleaze Farm. This is a charming, romantic garden complete with rose arches, tightly clipped topiary and sweeping perennial borders.
Ending the day at Dormy House – think cosy corners and sumptuous interiors in this perfect rural retreat. Guests are free to retire to their rooms or to the exceptional spa facilities for a little relaxation before dinner.
Day 3: Ragley Hall & Moreton Hall Gardens
A grand Palladian property sits at the heart of Ragley Hall’s magnificent park and garden. Guests will have a private tour of the gardens which include the gloriously perfumed rose garden. This will be followed by a light lunch on the estate.
Your next stop for the day is the exquisite Moreton Hall Gardens, a private estate with commanding views over the Vale of Evesham. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of these stunning, floriferous gardens, with afternoon tea and scrumptious cakes included. Dinner will be served at The Fish, a laid back yet luxurious seafood-inspired restaurant on the Farncombe Estate.
Day 4: Blenheim Palace
On this day guests will return to London, but not before visiting the impressive Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. You will have time to explore the palace, followed by lunch in The Orangery. After lunch, guests will have a private tour of the extensive gardens, including the sublime rosarium situated under the magnificent Cedars of Lebanon. From here guests will continue on their return journey to London.