Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover the Cotswolds with TV’s Adam Henson – meet the Countryfile star and tour some of the area’s most beautiful gardens
The idyllic countryside of the Cotswolds is home to some of country’s most wonderful gardens, set among the area’s honey-coloured stone villages and buzzing market towns. You’ll have the chance explore some of the best on this fantastic five-day tour, as well as enjoying unforgettable experiences.
The highlight of your trip will be meeting TV’s Adam Henson, who regularly presents his Adam’s Farm segment of the BBC’s Countryfile from Cotswold Farm Park.
Adam will join you for a private lunch at the farm, as well as giving you an exclusive talk on his career and the history and conservation work that takes place on the farm.
Honeyed haven: See Hidcote Manor and its glorious gardens
You will stay on the edge of the Cotswolds in the festival town of Cheltenham, from where you will visit the colourful gardens of Painswick Rococo Garden, Westonbirt National Arboretum and Rodmarton Manor.
At Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway, you’ll enjoy a traditional cream tea and you’ll also take trips to Hidcote Gardens, Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour and Daylesford Organic Farm, which has been farming sustainably for more than 40 years.
REASONS TO BOOK
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
You will be joined by Adam Henson (above)
Adam Henson is possibly the UK’s best-known farmer, often presenting Countryfile from his Cotswolds Farm Park. He took over Bemborough Farm from his father in 1999 and it now welcomes more than 100,000 visitors every year.
Adam grows wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, has a flock of 400 commercial ewes and over 50 breeding flocks and herds of British rare breeds.
Meet Adam Henson:
Adam will welcome you to Cotswold Farm Park, which has been in his family for almost 60 years and has the UK’s leading collection of rare-breed animals. He’ll talk about life combining farming and television presenting.
Join Adam for lunch:
While you’re at the farm, you will enjoy a delicious private lunch with Adam in the wonderful setting before you have the chance to explore for yourself.
Guided tour of Rodmarton Manor:
One of the last country houses to be built and furnished by local craftsmen using local stone and local timber, Rodmarton Manor is set in an eight-acre garden that was designed as a series of outdoor rooms. You’ll tour the estate as well as enjoying lunch.
See potters in action:
During your visit to Whichford Pottery, world-famous for their award-winning flowerpots, you’ll have a chance to see the hand-throwing and hand-pressing methods loved by gardeners all over the globe.
Explore the finest gardens:
A Cotswolds must-see is the colourful Arts and Crafts garden at Hidcote, created by Major Lawrence Johnston and featuring wonderful secret gardens connected by a maze of narrow paved pathways. Painswick Rococo Garden is the only surviving garden of its kind in the UK – you’ll feel you have escaped back to the early 1700s during a private tour.
Visit Daylesford Organic Farm:
You’ll be familiar with the produce from Daylesford Organic Farm from your supermarket shelves and you’ll have a chance to go behind the scenes at the award-winning farm. A pioneer in the organic farming movement, Daylesford remains one of the most sustainable farms in the country.
We realise these are uncertain times for travel, which is why we would like to remind you that this unique trip with TS Tours and Travel Editions is financially protected.
- Four nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation at the four-star Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham.
- Private lunch with Adam Henson at Cotswold Park Farm.
- Exclusive talk and Q&A with Adam Henson.
- Guided tour of Rodmarton Manor House and lunch.
- Private tour of Painswick Rococo Garden.
- Visits to Whichford Pottery and Daylesford Organic Farm.
HOW TO BOOK
The price: From £799pp* for five days. The dates: April 22 to 26, 2021.
Call 0203 9939 748 quoting reference MOS ADAM HENSON. Details at mailonsunday.tripsmiths.com/cotswolds-adam-henson.
Terms and conditions: * This tour has limited availability. New March 2021 date coming soon with pricing from £889pp. Please enquire for details. Price based on two sharing a room. Single supplement: from £144pp. Exclusive to Mail Travel and selected media partners. Our travel partners, TS Tours/Travel Editions, are ABTA-bonded. For full terms and conditions, go to mailonsunday.tripsmiths.com/cotswolds-adam-henson.