Cotswold Garden Tours

Tour Overview

8 hours

Spend a day wandering through some of the Cotswold’s most revered gardens, exploring the best of the region’s landscapes and outdoor spaces throughout the ever-changing seasons. Your private guide will take you on a tour to visit some of the finest gardens in England whilst seeing some of the towns and villages in the Cotswold region en route.

In early spring you’ll see the first sight of snowdrops, hellebores and cyclamen, with opportunities to visit venues such as Painswick Rococo Gardens, and Colesbourne Gardens; known as England’s greatest snowdrop garden with an incredible collection of 350 cultivares set in 10 acres.

As warmer weather arrives, the gardens of the Cotswolds come to life with luscious greenery and a dazzling array of blooms, where you’ll be greeted with spring daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms.

During the summer months herbaceous borders show off their colourful blooms. Visits to famed gardens such as Hidcote Manor Garden – the world-famous garden created by celebrated horticulturalist and plant collector, Major Lawrence Johnston – and Highgrove Garden; the private residence of Their Majesties The King Charles III and The Queen, are a must.

During the height of the summer, whilst driving along the country lanes along the top of the Cotswold escarpment in the northern region, you’ll find yourself inhaling the heady aromas of Cotswold Lavender, with an opportunity to walk lavender fields and sample some of the delicacies such as lavender ice cream, lavender scones and lavender chocolate!

When Autumn arrives, venues such as Batsford Arboretum and Westonbirt Arboretum boast a magnificent display of leaf colours ranging from deep butter yellows, to orange reds and crimson. Explore some of the world’s best tree collections and at Westonbirt, you can even walk through the tree canopies on their serpentine treetop walkway.

We are truly spoiled for choice in the Cotswolds with our spectacular range of gardens in both the north and south Cotswolds. Every Cotswold Garden Tour we provide will, as always, be tailored for you with a bespoke itinerary to be able to make the most of your time in the region. The gardens of the Cotswolds are sure to delight no matter what time of year you visit.

What others are saying about this tour…

After a day of rest and walking around the town, Chris picked us up and for two days toured us through pretty much the rest of the Cotswolds. Chris was delightful, full of information and he has an incredible sense of humor. He made sure we had tickets to King Charles’s home (Highgrove) gardens tour (absolutely awesome!) and to Blenheim Castle (we even walked through the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born). Chris delivered the 5 of us to Grand Fosters in Surrey for our flight out of Heathrow. I learned SO much about the Cotswolds and English history. I would definitely do it all over again and HIGHLY recommend CJP Cotswolds Tours. I feel as though I’ve made a new friends!

Mary V

Areas Covered

North OR South Cotswolds

We recommend no more than 2-4 gardens in a day, depending on the type of attraction visited. Cotswold gardens visited could include;

• Hidcote Manor Gardens
• Highgrove Gardens
• Kiftsgate Court Gardens
• Batsford Arboretum
• Westonbirt Arboretum
• Sudeley Castle & Gardens
• Kelmscott Manor
• Cotswold Lavender
• Painswick Rococo Gardens
• Colesbourne Gardens
• Miserden Gardens
• Bourton House Gardens
• Cerney House Gardens
• Rodmarton Manor & Garden
• Sezincote House & Gardens
• Stanway House & Gardens


The above mentioned gardens and attractions are just a few of the places you could explore during your visits to The Cotswolds.

If you’d like to do something not listed here, just let us know.


Tour Info

Cotswold Gardens Tour

Duration – 8 hours

Please enquire for vehicle and private guide prices, leaving details of collection and drop-off points and your preferred tour duration, to help us provide a quote. Click HERE to complete our enquiry form.

Transfers to/from airport, seaport, central London, UK airports and other locations available – please enquire.

What’s Included?
  • Full-day tour (8 hours)
  • Collection and drop-off
  • Dedicated local tour driver guide
  • Your executive vehicle (up to 4 or 7 passengers)
  • Bottle of mineral water for each passenger
  • Entry fees (your final Cotswold Garden Tours price will calculated to include pre-arranged visits to attractions and any organised extras)
What’s Not Included?
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (Gratuities for your driver guide are at your discretion)
Optional Extras
  • Private garden tours available in many of our gardens
  • Afternoon tea or lunches can be provided at a number of gardens/attractions during your day, or the choice to stop off at a country pub en route is also available

Please note: Venue choices and private garden tours’ availability varies throughout the year due to seasonal nature of attractions.

How to Book your Tour of the Northern Cotswolds

Step 1:

Send us an enquiry for the dates you’d like your tour, with any additional information you can provide, such as your interests or any extras you’d like included. Visit our ‘Contact Us’ page to fill out our tour enquiry form.

Step 2:

We’ll let you know our availability and get a quote to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Step 3:

If you’d like to go ahead, we’ll send a booking form for you to complete along with a secure payment link for you to reserve your tour with a deposit

Step 4:

We’ll then work with you on your chosen tour to determine some of the finer details. This includes us creating a personalised itinerary for the day tailored to your interests (we’ll also discuss whether you’d like to book any experiences or tickets for entry to any of the many Cotswold attractions)

Step 5:

Wait with excitement… we look forward to meeting you!

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