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Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century.

On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest.

Marion is a garden historian, planting designer, garden tour leader and lecturer at The London College of Garden Design.

This tour includes Court Farm & The Hill… neighbouring prestigious properties on the Upper High Street in Broadway:

  • Court Farm: With many historic and artistic associations this garden may well have influenced the design of nearby Hidcote. Successive generations have all added their horticultural mark to this large garden with its huge herbaceous border and newly planted sundial bed.
  • The Hill: A hillside garden with topiary, mature trees and summerhouses, and fabulous views to Bredon Hill and the Malverns.

Marion’s design work focuses on planting, taking inspiration from various historical styles, a subject she also lectures on. As part of the series of The Historic Gardens of England, she co-authored two books about the counties of Cheshire and Somerset. She has written books on the history of the late Duke of Westminster’s gardens at Eaton Hall and University of Bristol’s gardens, as well as contributing to the Gardening website Gardenista. In addition Marion is researching the gardens of two large private estates, creating legacy books for their owners, as well as leading a wide variety of bespoke garden tours. She is also a Trustee for the Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire.

www.makogardens.co.uk

Note there is an identical tour in the morning from 10am-12 noon

Tickets £25   (Limited to 35 places)

Tickets will be going on sale to the public at 10am on Friday 26th January 2024, and 1 week earlier for festival benefactors.
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Please note: Due to the intense interest in this event (and to make it fair for all) we are limiting the number of tickets any person can buy to 2. This applies to benefactors of the festival and members of the general public. If you buy more than 2 they will be refunded and put back up for sale.

View photos from previous garden tours

 

Image credit © Britt Willoughby Dyer

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Upper High Street Gardens Tour Tues pm Standard Adult
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