Travel Program

Great English Gardens

June 15 - 23, 2025

The Hammond-Harwood House garden will be a priority project in 2025. To inspire the support of our members, we are proud to offer an outstanding tour of great English gardens. Our itinerary includes fine examples of English garden designs from the 17th century Queen’s Garden at Kew to the “New Perennial” style of Piet Oudolf at Bury Court and Wisley. Other great names include Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, William Robinson, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Julian and Isabel Bannerman, Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, William Kent, Lanning Roper, and Penelope Hobhouse.

The tour departs June 15, 2025 returning June 23. The minimum group size is 14 to a maximum of 20. At least one member of each party sharing accommodation must be a member of Hammond-Harwood House. Our tour operator is again Adventures Abroad Worldwide Travel.


Depart the US for arrival at Heathrow airport on June 16, where the group will meet at 11:00 a.m. for group transport to Kew Gardens for a visit, and then on to the first Hotel in Tunbridge Wells


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You will have a more personal experience exploring beautiful gardens, meeting head gardeners, volunteers, and garden owners with a real passion for the gardens they tend.

Tour Pricing

The cost of the trip is $5800 per person, based on double occupancy. A single supplement is $1500. A deposit of $700 is required at the time of booking. This deposit is nonrefundable. It may be recoverable under the terms of your trip insurance if you cancel for certain reasons. If the minimum number of 14 paying passengers is not booked by 90 days prior to departure, the trip will be cancelled, and your deposit will be refunded. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

The tour cost includes the following:

An exclusive, thoughtful, customized itinerary centered on the Great English Gardens south of London.
Small group limit, from 14-20 guests and a Tour Director
Accommodation in four-star hotels in Tunbridge Wells, Guildford and Hampton Court
City taxes at each hotel
Breakfast daily
Welcome and Farewell dinners, with wine
Lunch at Gravetye Manor and Polesden Lacey
Cream Tea at West Dean
Comfortable coach travel between sites
Entrance fees for all sites listed mentioned in the itinerary as “visited.”
Services of a professional Tour Director from arrival in London to departure
Professional, English-speaking local guides for guided visits
Gratuities for drivers, local guides, and the Tour Director
Transfers to and from Heathrow when coordinating with the group

The tour cost does not include the following:

Air fare: A group flight and/or individual flight options may be arranged with AAWT
Meals not specified as included
Mandatory travel insurance
Gratuities for hotel service and porters
Personal expenses
Optional audio system
Independent transfers to and from Heathrow airport

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