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Spring Excursions to England

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 11:49

Caplan Rose, a Sag Harbor company that organizes small, private tours of gardens, art, and architecture in the English countryside, has announced two spring excursions.

“Cotswolds Gardens: Contemporary English Designers and Visionaries of the Past,” which is scheduled for April 19 to April 24, will range from the 18th-century Rousham house and garden by William Kent to private gardens by the noted contemporary designers Arne Maynard, Dan Pearson, and Tom Stuart-Smith. Lodging will be at a hotel that combines traditional comfort with locavore cuisine and a “modern urban twist,” according to the firm’s website.

“Art and Gardens From Somerset to Cornwall” will begin with two nights in rural Somerset at a boutique manor house on the grounds of a secluded estate. From there the tour will travel to a fishing village in Cornwall, which is known for its rugged coastline and subtropical microclimate. The group will experience the art and horticulture of the region, including private guided visits to the Tate St. Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. The dates are April 26 through May 2.

Katherine Battle and Emily Goldstein, the principals of Caplan Rose, accompany all tours, which include conversations with owners, head gardeners, and curators.

Born in Scotland and educated in England, Ms. Battle wrote a travel guide to Mexico, worked for a leading travel magazine, and was managing director for the publisher of the DK Travel Guides. After working in a New York City gallery and pursuing graduate studies in art history, Ms. Goldstein moved to the East End, where, in 2004, she established the Drawing Room gallery with Victoria Munroe.

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