Essex summer gardens tour

Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 June 2023

The 2023 summer trip is to Essex in June summer 2023, noted as the driest county in the UK so ideally suited to our interest in Mediterranean plants and gardens.
We will stay at Wivenhoe hotel a delightful eighteenth-century four-star hotel in an historic parkland near Colchester.

Each day we visit a variety of gardens from the very small gems we often discover on MPG trips to more famous landmarks in the county such as the late Beth Chatto’s Garden plus many enthusiasts’ gardens which are open by appointment only. In all we have a good variety of gardens and garden styles in this surprisingly interesting county.

The cost for the trip (including transport to and from the hotel to the gardens – except Thursday when car owners will drive and then depart, all lunches, entrance fees, refreshments during the day, dinner, wine and history tour guidance) will be around £702 double occupancy and £852 single occupancy. Supplements for superior and deluxe rooms are available on request.

Non-refundable Deposits will be due mid-January 2023 with final balances due by end of March 2023.


This event is now full and bookings are closed. If you wish to be on a waiting list in the event of cancellations, please e-mail Sue Tymon at