I have just returned from England and the Sisley Garden Tour of Cornwall and Devon. I had a wonderful time. The tour group of 20 was just the right size to get to know my fellow travelers. The guides, Amanda and Fran, and the bus driver, Rob, made sure that every detail was attended to and that we were all comfortable and having a great time. The variety of gardens made the tour interesting. This tour included guided tours by head gardeners or owners, but attendance at these was not required and we were free to wander the gardens on our own. Free time was allowed for after guided tours.
The hotels we stayed at were very nice and the tour included all breakfasts and many of the lunches and dinners. When we were on our own for a meal, our tour guides had information about great places to eat and helped to make reservations.
Beth at Worldwide Traveler was helpful in making airline reservations and pre- and post-tour hotel reservations that worked well with the tour parameters.
If and when I wish to go on another English garden tour, it will definitely be with Sisley and Worldwide Traveler.