Tour Two, Take One

Jane Austen's window on the world.

Jane Austen’s window on the world.

Some days, I love my job. Luckily, this is one of those days. With a June trip to France still a bright and happy memory, I’m about to embark on a second great adventure.

After a year of planning, weeks of tweaking details, and a crazy last few days sorting out the unexpected, I’m bound for Southern England with an eager group of enthusiastic gardeners; gardeners who, like me, never tire of plants, landscape design, travel, or the camaraderie of those who wield the spade.

After a tour of Kensington Place on arrival Monday morning, our first stop is Hampshire, a costal county to the south and west of London. Hampshire’s seat is Winchester, the former capital of England, and two of England’s largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, are located on its coast.

Tylney Hall, Hampshire

Tylney Hall, Hampshire

Our first home away from home will be Tylney Hall, a luxury country hotel with 66 acres of beautiful gardens, including a water garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. From here, we’ll visit local sights, such as the Jane Austen House & Museum, and nearby gardens, including RHS Wisley, before moving on to Kent.

RHS Wisley, Rock Garden

RHS Wisley, Rock Garden

I hope to post a few photos while I’m touring, but you know how these things go. If you don’t hear from me, we’ll catch up when I get home.

Take care!

4 thoughts on “Tour Two, Take One

  1. Pauline

    I’m sure you will all enjoy yourselves, Wisley is a superb garden no matter what time of year you visit it. Will look forward to hearing about your trip, the hotel looks superb!


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