London Garden Tours
An amazing 47% of London is made up of green space, from grand Royal parks, historic formal squares and newly-created public spaces, to carefully tended private gardens and allotments.
If you are looking to escape the frenetic pace of the city, join me to explore some of London's most glorious green spaces. I can tailor tours for groups large or small, and can also recommend some great places to stop for coffee or something to eat along the way. I would be happy to discuss your plans, so do get in touch.
London's Botanical Gardens
Explore two great gardens: Chelsea Physic Garden, London's oldest botanical garden established on the banks of the Thames in 1673, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, developed in the 1700s and now globally renowned for its research and its collection of trees, plants and seeds.
New Garden Adventures in King's Cross
Discover new gardens designed for work, rest and play created through the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Visit tranquil Islamic gardens at the Aga Khan Centre, Gaslighter Park planted by Dan Pearson Studios, and the quirky, ever-changing community Skip Garden near the British Library. (Half day)
Hampstead's Green Havens
Enjoy a country idyll a stone's throw from the City of London. Take in the richly planted borders and intimate corners of Fenton House, explore Lord Leverhulme's magnificent pergola, take in views over parkland at Kenwood House and stride out across the wilds of Hampstead Heath, stopping for lunch at an historic pub along the way. (Full day)
London's Garden History
Discover London's garden history in a medieval herb garret above St Thomas's Church near London Bridge, at the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace, and in the gardens of the Chelsea, including Thomas Carlyle's House, the Royal Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea Physic Garden. (Full Day)
London's Pocket Gardens
Visit delightful hidden gardens on our walk through the City of London, including a herb garden nestled beneath the remains of London's Roman wall, a rose garden laid out in the skeleton of a church bombed during World War II and formal gardens in the heart of legal London. (Half day)
Day trips can also be organised to many beautiful gardens within a short distance of London, such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford's college gardens, Sissinghurst, Charleston, Leeds Castle, Chartwell and Great Dixter.