• Gourmet Garden Trails

    Gourmet Garden Trails

    Vineyards, fruit farms, oysters, breweries and gin distilleries...it's all wrapped up in this unique tour, with exclusive visits and one-off experiences.

  • Gourmet Garden Trails

    Gourmet Garden Trails

    Vineyards, fruit farms, oysters, breweries and gin distilleries...it's all wrapped up in this unique tour, with exclusive visits and one-off experiences.

  • Gourmet Garden Trails

    Gourmet Garden Trails

    Vineyards, fruit farms, oysters, breweries and gin distilleries...it's all wrapped up in this unique tour, with exclusive visits and one-off experiences.

Gourmet Garden Trails

Highlights

  • Visit Kent, the 'Wine Garden of England', and immerse yourself in a wide range of vineyards, often family-run establishments, for tutored wine tastings, tours and experiences including the world's first winery helter skelter slide! 
  • Discover foods fresh from the Kent coastline including oysters.
  • Lunch in the traditional pub and smokehouse, Freemasons, in Knutsford
  • Visit Leeds Castle, set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with a maze and grotto, falconry displays and punting along the moat
  • Experiment with flavour profiling at a Kent gin distillery 
  • Follow the Edible Woodland Trail at Dorothy Clive Gardens, in Cheshire - consisting of more than 120 edible plants
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a Waffle House in the cathedral city of St Albans, serving unique dishes such as chilli con carne waffle followed by a banana flapjack!
  • Guided tour at Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame - walk among the oak barrels, large operating machinery and breathe in the aromas of hops and brewing!
  • Foraging on the beach for silky seaweed and wild edible plants which you will use later to prepare something delightful to eat
  • Wander through rose gardens, woodland trails and walled gardens in stunning places such as Penshurst Place and the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
  • Lunch in a gastropub - typical English roast dinner with all the trimmings
  • Visit Knebwotrth House, a stately home, used for filming 'The King's Speech' and 'Midsomer Murders', with a parkland that hosts red and silka deer
  • Traditional afternoon tea including scones with cream and homemade jam in an English Tearoom
  • Dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant 
  • Visit former monasteries Combermere Abbey and Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, both dating back to the 12th century, where you can enjoy time exploring walled gardens,  wildflower meadows and a fruit maze
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens - five gardens to enjoy including the well-known Water Garden. Beth Chatto OBE is renowned for transforming a once overgrown wasteland into what we see today
  • Quaint villages with antiques and old-style book shops such as the village of Dedham in Essex
  • Visit the first Champagne house to produce premium English sparkling wine
  • Fruit picking experience on a traditional fruit farm, or try some local produce straight from the farm shop

Photo credits: 

Slideshow: Lussmanns, Harpenden; Green Island Gardens; Old Dairy Brewery.

Photos to the right of the tour: gin class © Puddingstone Distillery; people working in a vineyard. 

  • We have been fortunate to have had a long and successful working relationship with Tours International. Service is personal, knowledgeable and always consistent in terms of quality and value for money.

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