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

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 in June.

The morning garden tour will visit:

  • Russell House Garden (starting point)
  • Springfield House Garden

The tour will start at Russell House in Broadway – tickets must be purchased in advance through the website

Two different gardens will be visited in the afternoon tour (see separate event listing)

Marion Mako is a freelance garden historian and designer who has worked in both the UK and USA.

Her design work focuses on planting, taking inspiration from various historical styles, a subject she also lectures on at The London College of Garden Design. 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.


Tickets £15

Group size limited to 30

Please use the public car parks in Broadway (no parking available at these private residences).






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