Yorkshire in Bloom?

Hello! I am considering this trip to dovetail with a walking trip in the Lakes District, but my main interest for this part of my journey would be to have an opportunity to do some photography at the various gardens and sites. Does anyone who's been on the trip know if there is significant time on our own to wander, etc? It looks like there is a lot of variety--also, just any comments from anyone who has done the trip. I'd be gong early May.

 

Thanks! Glenna W