• Join us on a sec­ond tour of more of the UK’s finest rose gar­dens,

Rose en­thu­si­asts are in­vited to join us on the Gar­dens Il­lus­trated tour in cel­e­bra­tion of the rose – from Siss­inghurst Cas­tle to Mot­t­is­font Abbey

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Fol­low­ing our highly suc­cess­ful first Rose Tour in 2018 with rose ex­pert Michael Mar­riott on his home patch in Shrop­shire, we now ven­ture to south­ern Eng­land on a gen­tle jour­ney to enjoy more roses in some won­der­ful gar­dens. Vis­its fea­ture clas­sic gar­dens, such as Siss­inghurst Cas­tle, Mot­t­is­font Abbey, Ny­mans and Pash­ley Manor, as well as a se­lec­tion of ex­cep­tional pri­vate gar­dens, in­clud­ing Town Place with its 600 or so roses, Clin­ton Lodge where you’ll find old roses all trained at nose height for max­i­mum op­por­tu­nity to ap­pre­ci­ate scent, Frankham Manor with its all-pink rose gar­den and Re­den­ham Park, where roses form a key part of the rich ta­pes­try of plant­ing.

If you love the per­fume of roses on an early sum­mer’s day and have al­ways promised your­self time to dis­cover more of this vast and var­ied genus, then this is the tour for you. Stroll from rose to rose dis­cussing the mer­its of un­der-plant­ing, mulching, prun­ing, bud­ding, train­ing, and in­deed even the name of the rose, in the com­pany of Michael, who will once again add in­sight and un­bounded en­thu­si­asm for these quin­tes­sen­tial gar­den blooms.

You will stay through­out the tour at Ock­enden Manor Ho­tel, a charm­ing and tran­quil El­iz­a­bethan Manor House, which of­fers good food and hos­pi­tal­ity: the per­fect base for the tour.

BOOK­ING DE­TAILS The price per per­son, based on two peo­ple shar­ing is £2,290 (a sin­gle sup­ple­ment of £150 is levied by the ho­tel).

The price in­cludes: bed and break­fast ac­com­mo­da­tion at Ock­enden Manor Ho­tel; three evening meals with wines at the ho­tel plus four lunches; all trans­porta­tion from Hay­wards Heath Rail­way Sta­tion or from the ho­tel. The price does not in­clude ex­tras or travel in­sur­ance. Please note that Box­wood Tours use ho­tels of char­ac­ter fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of rooms and styles.


Box­wood Tours, Qual­ity Gar­den Hol­i­days, Rhiw, Llanbedr, Gwynedd LL45 2NT. Tele­phone +44 (0)1341 241717 email [email protected]­wood­tours.co.uk web­site box­wood­tours.co.uk

This tour has been ar­ranged ex­clu­sively for read­ers of Gar­dens Il­lus­trated by Box­wood Tours, Qual­ity Gar­den Hol­i­days, a spe­cial­ist gar­den tour com­pany set up in 1990 by Sue and Brian Macdon­ald, Kew-trained, pro­fes­sional gar­den­ers.

Siss­inghurst Cas­tle Gar­den. Mot­t­is­font Abbey.

TOUR LEADER Michael Mar­riott has worked at David Austin Roses, de­sign­ing and ad­vis­ing, for the past 30 years. He is an ex­pert on all mat­ters re­lat­ing to roses, from the ex­ten­sive range of cul­ti­vars and types to suc­cess­ful grow­ing.

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