Explore Hampshire’s finest gardens with Charlie Dimmock this summer

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Photo credit: Exbury Gardens/Charlie Dimmock
Photo credit: Exbury Gardens/Charlie Dimmock

Hampshire has everything: seaside, cities and wonderful gardens, and you can see its highlights in full bloom this summer on Good Housekeeping's fabulous four-day trip with TV's Charlie Dimmock.

One of the county’s favourite daughters, Charlie Dimmock will offer her gardening insights during a talk on her experiences as a TV gardener. She will also accompany you on a tour
of Exbury Gardens.


Your base during this July tour will be the Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel, which is set in 12 acres of grounds near Southampton. From there, you will take trips to Bramdean House, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Colemore House and more.

Why you'll love our exclusive trip to Hampshire

Meet Charlie Dimmock

On a tour of Exbury Gardens, which is world famous for its Rothschild collections, you’ll be joined by Hampshire-born Charlie, who was a member of the team on Ground Force from 1997 to 2005. She will also host a talk and Q&A session.

Visit Bramdean House

Bramdean House sits in five acres of garden and is famous for its mirror-image herbaceous borders and large, unusual collection of plants and shrubs, including more than 40 varieties of sweet pea.

See Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

You will see a unique collection of trees and shrubs at one of Britain’s most important arboretums.

Several national collections of plants are held here, including cotoneaster, dogwoods, hazels and hornbeam, and every genus of hardy woody plants in the British Isles is well represented.

What's included?

  • Explore Exbury Gardens on a tour, plus enjoy a private talk with Charlie

  • Visit the gardens of Little Court, Colemore House and Bramdean House, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Exbury Gardens and the Longstock Park Water Gardens and nursery

  • Stay for three nights with dinner and on a B&B basis at the Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton

Want to join Good Housekeeping and Charlie Dimmock on a wonderful tour of Hampshire's gardens in July 2022? Visit our holiday website to read more about our exclusive four-day trip and how you can book.


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