Literary English Garden Tour 2015 

    Imagine strolling through Jane Austen's garden with the head gardener ..... visiting the greatest flower show on earth - the Chelsea Flower Show (photo left) ...... and visiting Gilbert White's house, The Wakes.  Gilbert White is widely considered to be the world's 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 2017 tour of her favorite literary gardens.  Carol's the author of A Dream House: Exploring the Literary Homes of England.  Visiting the homes and gardens of these classic English writers with Carol will give you added insight into their writing.  Serious gardeners will enjoy seeing exemplary representations of English garden style.

The 2017 English Garden Tour includes visits to:

bulletThe world-famous Chelsea Flower Show sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society
bulletJane Austen's House Museum, aka Chawton Cottage, Jane Austen's home the last 8 years of her life
bulletThe Wakes, Gilbert White's home
bulletThe Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett's home
bulletLamb House, home to both Henry James and E.F. Benson, author of the Mapp & Lucia novels
bulletA walking tour of London gardens with a fabulous London Walks Guide.
bulletA tour of the Kensington Roof Garden
bulletQueen Eleanor's medieval garden in Winchester

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    Here's what past participants have said about our tours:

    "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 from May 20 to May 28, 2017 if we get at least 16 people registered by November 15, 2016.  If not, we may change the dates to July and include the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show instead of Chelsea. Contact Carol Chernega for a tour itinerary and registration form.

What you should know about our English Tours:

bulletWe arrange private events not available on the usual group tour.
bulletDaily events are usually limited to two per day.  This way you'll have plenty of time to enjoy each garden, rather than feeling rushed.
bulletYou'll have time each day to explore on your own.
bulletThe tour is organized by Carol Chernega, but the travel arrangements and garden visits will be booked by Liberty Travel who will handle payments and plane reservations for those leaving from America.
bulletCarol 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
bulletWe usually meet at Newark or a New York airport and travel together from there.
bulletWe require a minimum of 16 people and a maximum of 24 people.
bulletPrivate themed tours can be created for your own group.  Contact us for details.