Saturday, July 3 – Sunday, July 10 – Adrian Bloom’s Celebration of English Gardens Tour

Gardening Tours is offering a world class tour July 3 – 10, 2010 for garden writers and those in the horticultural industry.

There is no finer example of using plants to inspire both intellectually and emotionally than English garden design.  Steeped in history, English design styles, from formal gardens to cottage gardens, have led the way in both Europe and the Americas since the 18th century.  This special Celebration of English Gardens Tour will feature visits to some of the finest gardens, horticultural facilities, and shows in England, personally selected by Adrian Bloom.  Enjoy valuable networking and social opportunities as well.

Blooms of Bressingham has been famous for its selection of herbaceous perennials for more than 80 years.  The father and son team of Alan and Adrian Bloom are the creators of Bressingham Gardens, whose 16 acres will be part of the tour in a one day visit.  This is a unique opportunity to not only view the six distinct garden areas at Bressingham up close, but to meet and socialize with others from the UK, North America and Europe at a special Press Day event.  Adrian’s latest book should be out by the time you are there.

Other events:  Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (full day ticket), King’s Privy Garden (at Hampton Court Palace, view the Great Grape Vine planted in 1768), Beth Chatto’s Garden (acclaimed gardens of drought, water and woodland, based on sustainable planting – see picture below), Thompson & Morgan (tour through their facilities and see the latest plants ready for introduction), Old Vicarage (this hidden garden is a must see), Will Giles’ Exotic Garden (tropicals are his passion), Cambridge Botanic Garden (over 10,000 labeled plant species set in a beautiful landscape), RHS Hyde Hall (a visit to the 360 acre Hyde Hall estate is unforgettable in any season), Abbey Gardens at Bury St. Edmunds Botanic Gardens (established in the 1800’s), plus more.

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