Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Kiftsgate Court

Private Garden

Upton Wold

Hidcote Manor Gardens

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Kiftsgate Court

Hidcote Manor Gardens


Kiftsgate Court

Upton Wold

Througham Court

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Cotswolds Exclusive with the Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st June 2025 (6 nights)

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Tour highlights:

Join us on our exclusive garden tour to the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We stay at two delightful hotels from which we explore wonderful gardens and quintessential English towns and villages. We enjoy special access to many private gardens and marvel at the King’s own garden at Highgrove.

  • Visit to the Royal Gardens at Highgrove – His Majesty King Charles III’s private garden.
  • Exclusive ‘after hours’ visit to Hidcote Manor Gardens.
  • Exclusive access to five of the best private Cotswolds gardens including Througham Court, a contemporary masterpiece.
  • Idyllic Cotswolds scenery.
  • Time to explore the quaint towns of Broadway, Cirencester and Stow-on-the-Wold.
  • Enjoy a private lunch at Upton Wold – this garden holds the national collection of Walnut trees.
  • Pre-opening visit to Coughton Court with lunch in the family’s private quarters.

Photo credits: Broadway©VisitBritain; ©Kiftsgate Court; ©Upton Wold; Highgrove ©Highgrove Enterprises;

Highgrove Gardens, Gloucestershire

Sunday 15th June

After our morning pick-up at the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, Heathrow Airport, we head north to the charming, 4-star King’s Head Hotel, located in the heart of the attractive Cotswolds town of Cirencester.

En-route we stop at a delightful private garden, originally designed by Arne Maynard, with the picturesque River Avon at its heart. We enjoy lunch (included) in the garden before continuing onto the hotel for check-in. In the evening we have dinner (included) in the hotel.

Monday 16th June

Today, we begin with a visit to a fabulous private garden, surrounded by beautifully restored Cotswolds stone barns, which has been developed over the last 20 years on the family’s farm. We will meet our host for a tour, then enjoy lunch in the restored barn (included).

In the afternoon we visit Througham Court Garden. This extraordinary private garden is inspired by scientific facts and theories, and the numbers and patterns found in nature. Again, we meet the very knowledgeable owner who is a scientist and landscape designer, who will show us around her unique garden.

Your evening is at leisure in Cirencester (dinner independent).

Tuesday 17th June

Our highlight today is a visit to the Royal Gardens at Highgrove, the private home of HRH King Charles III and Queen Camilla. These gardens have been created by King Charles over 30 years and are widely regarded as some of the most innovative in the UK. After our tour of the gardens, we have lunch in the private Garden Room (included).

We return to Cirencester for dinner (included) in the hotel’s Bistro.

Please note: Visits to Highgrove are limited and dependent on the King’s diary. Dates are released in early spring each year, therefore it is not possible to guarantee a visit before this time. Our itinerary may be re-ordered to accommodate the visit, or an alternative garden will be included should a visit not be possible.

Wednesday 18th June

After check out, we are treated to a garden tour at one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful private gardens. The garden surrounds an attractive Georgian house with carefully crafted planting.

We continue on to the quaint Cotswolds town of Broadway for a ‘Fish & Chips’ lunch (included), followed by free time to explore its museums, and eclectic shops.

In the afternoon, we check into the charming 4-star Lygon Arms Hotel, situated in the heart of Broadway. Your evening is at leisure (dinner independent).

Thursday 19th June

We begin today with a head gardener tour of a beautiful private 6-acre walled garden in the heart of the Cotswolds, originally laid out by acclaimed garden designer, Rosemary Verey. From here we make a stop in the Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you will have time to browse the shops, look around the ancient church and have lunch (independent).

Then on to Kiftsgate Court, a delightfully laid out plantsman’s paradise created by three generations of women who have all left their individual mark on the garden. It is located on top of a hill with magnificent views over the Vale of Evesham.

We end the day with an exclusive after-hours visit to the famous Hidcote Manor Garden. Major Lawrence Johnston is claimed to have been the originator here of the ‘garden room’. We will enjoy the gardens, as very few do, after closing. We take a stroll through the garden, ending with drinks on the terrace. We return to the hotel for dinner (included).

Friday 20th June

This morning we visit the striking garden at Upton Wold, where we will be taken on a tour to explore this intriguing garden that has been created over the last 40 years by the owners and includes the national collection of walnut trees. We have lunch (included) in the Garden Room.

In the afternoon, we are treated to a classic English manor house garden, set within a 25-acre estate that has been designed by the notable garden designer, Dan Pearson.

We return to Broadway for dinner (included) in a local restaurant.

Saturday 21st June

After we check out, we explore the beautiful Elizabethan home of the Throckmorton family since 1409, Coughton Court. We enjoy a private tour of the gardens and have lunch with the owners (included). The 25-acre grounds feature a walled garden, a rose labyrinth boasting over 200 varieties of roses, a bog garden and a delightful courtyard garden.

In the late afternoon we drop off at the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel and Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 for inter-terminal transport links and the Heathrow Express and Elizabeth Line trains into London.

Note: Some garden visits await final confirmation at the time of publication.

Please read our Tour Joining and Departure Arrangements information sheet here. To download a printable version of the itinerary, click here.

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Our Hotels

Our hotels are 4-star and are selected for their high standards of comfort and service. All rooms are ensuite and offer free wifi access.

The King’s Head, Cirencester (3 nights)

The King’s Head is an elegant boutique hotel dating from the 15th century with 70 stylish bedrooms, located in the heart of the historic Cotswolds market town of Cirencester. Today it is a haven of style and comfort. It is brilliantly located for exploring the shops, museums and restaurants in this lovely town.  

The Lygon Arms Hotel, Broadway (3 nights)

Awarded Editor’s Choice Historic Hotel 2021 by The Good Hotel Guide, this renowned Cotswolds hotel is one of Britain’s most historic inns – its guest list has included both King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell. Today the hotel offers stylishly comfortable rooms, numerous lounges and snugs, superb outdoor areas, gardens and an elegant swimming pool & spa. The restaurant − Grill by James Martin – may be located within a grand 16th century hall, but the sleek marble tables and laid-back leather seats set a decidedly modern tone.

NB: This hotel does not have a lift due to the historic nature of the building and some rooms are accessed via a staircase.

Lygon Arms Broadway

TOUR PRICES: Prices are per person, based on twin/double room share, with single supplement (solo occupancy of a double room) shown separately. Tours are priced in £GBP.

 Tour cost per person (sharing twin or double room) Single Supplement (for single occupancy of a double room)
£5,250 (GBP) £695 (GBP)


  • 6 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels with ensuite facilities.
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • Assistance with luggage at the hotels.
  • All garden visits including tours with garden owners and head gardeners.
  • Deluxe coach travel with professional driver.
  • Transfers to and from the hotel and Heathrow Airport at the start and end of the tour.
  • An information pack with detailed booklet about the gardens we will be visiting.
  • Services of your Sisley tour director throughout.
  • All tour gratuities (driver, tour director and hotels).


  • Airfares.
  • Passport and/or visa fees if applicable.
  • Meals not included in the tour, drinks, laundry, and telephone calls.

TOUR PAYMENT:A 10% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place(s) on the tour. Your balance payment is due 120 days prior to the tour departure.

EXCHANGE RATE INFORMATION:You can get an idea of the cost of the tour in your local currency by using a currency converter. Conversion rates are based on institutional or inter-bank daily rates. Retail conversion rates include fees and will generally differ from these rates.

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