At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as eggs, bacon, sausages, hash brown, tomatoes, mushrooms, cereals, pastries, toast, milk, juices, tea, coffee, water.
We’ll board the motorcoach and set out on a full-day exploration of the Cotswolds, beginning in the north Cotswolds at Hidcote Manor, a celebrated 20th-century garden surrounded by beautiful countryside. Hidcote, created by the talented Anglo-American horticulturist and noted plantsman Major Lawrence Johnston, is considered to be one of the top ten gardens in Britain. This garden also explores the concept of “rooms” within a garden that we have seen elsewhere. It is famous for rare shrubs and trees, as well as its outstanding design with wild flower areas, pools and water features, and long avenues bordered by imaginative and colorful plantings. We’ll then proceed to the nearby market town of Chipping Campden.
In Chipping Campden, we’ll have a two-course plated and served meal at a traditional Cotswold inn with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll begin the afternoon with some free time to explore Chipping Campden, then board the motorcoach and ride to another of the Cotswolds' most fabulous gardens at Bourton House. The garden features luxuriant terraces and wide herbaceous borders with stunning plant, texture and colour combinations. Imaginative topiary includes a knot garden, parterre and topiary walk and there are several spring-fed water features including a raised basket pond from the Great Exhibition of 1851.
In the hotel.