2014 English Literary Garden Tour
Imagine strolling through Jane Austen's
garden with the head gardener ..... taking a private tour of the garden that
inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett to write The Secret Garden ...... and
visiting Gilbert White's house, The Wakes. Gilbert White is widely
considered to be the first ecologist, and was the author of The Natural
History and Antiquities of Selborne, published in 1789.
You'll experience all this and more by joining
tour leader Carol Chernega for a 2014 tour of her favorite literary gardens.
Visiting the homes and gardens of your favorite English writers will give you
added insight into their writing and provide an added dimension to your
enjoyment of their books. Plus, serious gardeners
will enjoy seeing classic representations of English garden style.
The 2014 tour tentatively includes visits to:
|Chawton Cottage, Jane Austen's home the last 8 years of her
|The Wakes, Gilbert White's home|
|The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett's home|
|Lamb House, home to both Henry James and E.F. Benson,
author of the Mapp & Lucia novels|
|John Keats House|
|Plus either the Chelsea Flower Show OR the Hampton Court
Palace Flower Show|
Here's what past participants have said about our
"It was a delightful trip, very well organized. We all profited from
your familiarity with England." Marian E.
"I don't know how you could improve this vacation except by issuing new feet
each day!" Sandy C.
The tour will take place in July 2014 and include the Hampton
Court Palace Flower Show.
Contact Carol Chernega for more information.
What you should know about our English Tours:
|We arrange private events not available on the usual group tour.|
|Daily events are usually limited to two per day. This way you'll
have plenty of time to enjoy each garden, rather than feeling rushed.|
|You'll have time each day to explore on your own, plus one
full free day.|
|The tour is organized by Carol Chernega, but the travel arrangements and
garden visits will
be booked by a British travel agent. An American travel agent will handle
payments and plane reservations for those leaving from America.|
|Carol Chernega is your personal tour leader. Carol
has traveled to England 20 times since her first trip in 1997. Several of
those trips were devoted to researching her book, A Dream House: Exploring the
Literary Homes of England. Her experience makes her uniquely
qualified to take you on this literary journey to England's gardens. For
more about Carol, click here|
|We usually meet at Newark or a New York airport and travel together from
|We require a minimum of 16 people and a maximum of 24 people.|
|Private themed tours can be created for your own group.
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