Day Tours to the Finest Private gardens
In 2016 Border Lines is thirty years old. I am deeply indebted to Clare Whateley for creating Border Lines in 1986 and to Ruth Arnold and Cary Goode for carrying it on so well until it was my turn. I hope that Border Lines will continue to offer you the very best gardens across the world for many years to come. It is perhaps also a good moment to say that we owe the longevity of the company in large measure to the loyalty of our clients, which we do not forget or take for granted. Thank you.
To mark the occasion, I have arranged a very wide-ranging selection of gardens and, as in recent years, one or two interiors. I have seen more wonderful gardens than I can fit into this year’s programme and I am once again hugely grateful to all the owners I have seen over the year for their time and patience and for allowing me to bring groups to see their gardens. Increasingly this also applies to gardens abroad where we have been welcomed with great hospitality this year by owners in Sicily, the Italian Lakes and Normandy. I have been particularly struck by the generosity and kindness of the owners of South African gardens who have opened their very private gardens to two groups in the last couple of years.