May, June and October 2024
May, June and October 2024
Book now for 2024
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Jason Goodwin and Simon Tiffin set up G&T Garden Tours to share their enthusiasm for the
gardens and landscapes of Dorset and Somerset.

They are dedicated to introducing guests to the stunning landscapes, fabulous food and
produce of this historic and beautiful region of England – as reflected in this article by Sue Gilkes in House & Garden.

Following on the success of their 2023 Earthly paradise tour, Simon and Jason are offering just
three of their unique English garden tours in 2024. In May, June and October 2024, with groups limited to no more than
15 people, they will escort their guests on unforgettable visits to the grounds of grand houses, and some of the most spectacular private gardens in England’s West Country.

G&T provides exclusive access to gardens that are not usually open the public. G&T also
hosts incredible guest speakers, such as photographer Howard Sooley, on how to get the most
from your garden photography, and cider enthusiast, James Crowden, on orchards.

Based in a historic manor house on the Jurassic Coast, guests will enjoy splendid
accommodation, excellent food – and an unforgettable horticultural experience.

You can read Jason’s column in Country Life magazine about the 2023 Earthly Paradise
Tour here.

Booking now for 2024

Earthly Paradise 2024 : 7 nights between May 14th-21st

Summer Glow 2024 : 7 nights June 21st-28th, and

Season of the Soul 2024 : 7 nights October 10-17th.

Please fill in our enquiry form if you’d like to be kept informed about our English garden tours,  email us your details, or ring Simon or Jason on (+44) 7739 087056.

Who we are

Where we stay

What it costs

The Gardens


Chilcombe is one of my favourite places and I truly love the garden.


Sarah Raven



No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.


Thomas Jefferson


The lure of the garden is dreamlike, primarily about things just beyond our grasp.


Isabel Bannerman



The real point of a garden is to increase the value of our lives.


Anna Pavord


Whenever I arrive in my garden, I Make The Tour. Is this a personal idiosyncrasy, or do all good gardeners do it?


Beverley Nichols

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The tour exceeded my expectations. The camaraderie, the food, the joie de vivre, the inside knowledge and, of course, THE GARDENS are just some of the highlights of the joyful, informative and indulgent week we spent with Simon and Jason. Kudos to G&T!
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Of course the gardens were amazing but as with all things it’s the people that take a tour and turn it into an incomparable experience. Jason and Simon are the most wonderful of hosts, warm, deeply knowledgeable, massively proud of West Dorset and very funny. Their group of friends who joined us along the way were amazing. I felt like I’d been invited into this close knit group of friends and was treated like I was one of them. The wisdom of them all will stay with me forever.
New Zealand
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I loved everything about the tour.

Where we are



On Our Eiffel Tower Tour