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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 in June.

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

This tour includes Springfield House & Luggers Hall …prestigious properties on Springfield Lane in Broadway:

  • Springfield House: June is Springfield House gardens’ highpoint, with over 600 varieties of Rose as well as immaculate topiary and herbaceous borders: a wealth of colour and scent awaits.
  • Luggers Hall: From the tantalizing view up the rose-lined driveway, the garden created by the artist Alfred Parsons continues to delight with sweeping lawns and rich shrub and herbaceous borders. 

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.


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

Tickets £20   (32 Available)

Tickets go on sale through the website at 10am on 11th March, and 1 week earlier (4th March) for Benefactors of the festival who qualify for Priority Booking.

You can become a Benefactor for as little as £50 and support our Outreach Projects in doing so, applications are now open. If you are not a 2023 Benefactor, please do not purchase a Benefactor ticket as this ticket will be cancelled and an admin fee of £10 charged.


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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