England: Chelsea & the English Gardens of the Bohemians

2016 display garden by Cleve West. Photo: Marilee Kuhlmann

Join Pacific Horticulture and discover the extraordinary gardens of England’s bohemians, the artistic set made up of writers, philosophers, intellectuals, and artists in the early 20th century. We’ll explore the masterful gardens at Sissinghurst Castle created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, and Charleston’s walled garden created by the artists Vaness Bell and Duncan Grant while spending a half a day at its famed annual literary festival. We’ll also visit Farley Farmhouse, Nymans, and Virginia Wolfe’s home and garden, Monk’s House. This area of southern England also includes one of its greatest gardens, Great Dixter designed by Sir Christopher Lloyd. It and other gardens in this region will be on the itinerary, including lunch and a tour of the gardens at Gravetye Manor.

Back in London, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the Bloomsbury district where these intellectuals lived and visit some of its most famous Garden Squares followed by high tea. Our trip culminates at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on the exclusive “members only” day. This tour will be escorted by PHS board member, Linda McKendry.
 
This tour is under development with registration expected to open soon. If you would like to be notified of updates please email your contact information to Office@pacifichorticulture.org.