Chelsea Flower Show Tour 2015
May 19th - 28th, 2015


May 17 - 18, 2015

Just say the words ‘The Cotswolds’ and everyone knows what you are speaking about. Made famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting, the fabulous undulating countryside is instantly recognizable; it is quintessential England at its best. Exquisite thatched roofs each with their own signature of thatcher will be found yes, but not as many as you would think as the Cotswolds roofs are usually limestone too! Cloud hedges are to be seen as well. The first time I had ever seen this style of hedge I fell in love with it…like pillowy clouds in the sky. The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswolds Hills, a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale.

We will start our delightful holiday in London with five nights at the beautiful 4 star luxury hotel in Kensington, the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. Just a short block away from the Gloucester Tube Station with Sainsburys, Tesco and Boots nearby and a great currency exchange shop. Minutes away from Kensington Gardens, Holland Park and shopping!

From London we transfer to our hotel, the Alveston Manor in Stratford upon Avon for the next three nights. Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest 4 star hotels in Warwickshire, offering great luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England. Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, and in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own private landscaped gardens just minutes from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon.

We then end up back at London Heathrow Airport for our last night at the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel for easy access to your flights home the following morning.

May 17th was my day of arrival into London as I was going to Press Day at Chelsea on the 18th. It is always such a treat to be able to attend Press Day. From there I walked to Sloan Square to take in Chelsea In Bloom displays that many of the businesses do during Chelsea week.

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