Margaret Best to teach a botanical workshop in the Cotswolds

by Deb Shaw


Meadow. 11 May 2009

Destinations include: Kew Gardens, with guided tours of the library and archives through the renowned Shirley Sherwood Gallery and the beautifully restored Marianne North Gallery, as well as an excursion to The Prince of Wales’ country estate Highgrove, home to his gardens and the Florilegium. Colesbourne Park, the estate of Lady Carolyn and Sir Henry Elwes, will provide an inspiring setting of gardens and woods The estate boasts 900 acres of private arboretum with some historical trees.

Highlights of the itinerary, from September 17 – 26, 2014 include:

  1. September 17: Arrive at London Heathrow airport and transfer to Kew. Settle into your hotel. Join Margaret, Kiloran, and your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

  2. September 18: Full day visit of The Royal Botanical Gardens that includes a talk and viewing of the archives/historical collection, followed by a tour, led by Margaret, in Shirley Sherwood Gallery and Marianne North Gallery. Evening at leisure.

  3. September 19: Late morning transfer to The Cotswolds. Stop at the charming village of Bibury for High Tea. Continue on to Colesbourne, where you can settle into the inn. Welcome drinks at Colesbourne Park with your hosts. Evening at leisure.

  4. September 20: Full day in studio. Lunch in studio or in village. Evening at leisure.

  5. September 21: Full day in studio. Lunch in studio or in village. Evening at leisure.

  6. September 22: Full day in studio. Lunch in studio or in village. Evening at leisure.

  7. September 23: Mid-morning excursion to Highgrove for garden tour and lunch. Afternoon at leisure in nearby village of Tetbury. Return to Colesbourne. Evening at leisure.

  8. September 24: Morning and early afternoon in studio. Lunch in studio or in village. Late afternoon excursion to Cheltenham, which includes time in the Montpellier Parade shopping district. Dinner in Cheltenham.

  9. September 25: Full day in studio. Lunch in studio or in village. Farewell dinner.

  10. September 26: Return home.


Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park

England, Gloucestershire,   Cotswolds, Naunton, sheep grazing in field

For more information, download the PDF: Quench_Itinerary_England, call 416 366 2777, or email tripdesign@quenchtravel.com.

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