Cornwall and the Cotswolds Garden Tour 2018

with

RHS Malvern Flower Show

Join us in Trebah, Tressilick , Heligan and Eden

 Wednesday 2nd May –  Friday 11th May 2018

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Visiting the finest gardens of Cornwall including The Lost gardens of Heligan,
the Eden Project, Tressilick, Trebah, St Michael’s Mount
Private visit to HRH Prince Charles garden at Highgrove *

4 star accommodation and guidance in a small group

 

    * Tickets for Highgrove cannot be secured until Prince Charles’ diary is finalised in February

Day Description
2nd May

Wednesday

Arrive in London. You will be met at your hotel or from your arrival flight. Visit The Savill Garden or choose to visit The Queens residence at Windsor Castle. We then travel to Winchcombe in the Cotswolds to stay 6 nights in our 15thc house.

The Savill Garden, situated in Windsor Great Park, is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. Enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike, it never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland. A great way to introduce the gardens of our tour.

3rd May

Thursday
 Today we will spend the morning exploring  the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe and visiting Sudeley Castle, the resting place of Queen Katherine Parr, the surviving wife of Henry VIII.

An afternoon tour of the surrounding villages gives the opportunity for you to enjoy the countryside and pretty villages of the Cotswolds.

Cotswold tours

Picturesque Villages

4th May

 Friday
Today we visit the private garden of HRH Prince Charles at Highgrove.A privileged opportunity to experience the superb garden at Highgrove. We are able to walk through 11 of the 12 private gardens,the personal creation of HRH. There will be an opportunity to explore the shops in the town of Tetbury and also visit another Cotswold Garden.
5th May

Saturday
Tour the Cotswold villages visiting Hidcote Manor and   Kiftsgate Court Gardens

There are many ancient and beautiful Cotswold villages dotted   throughout this most unique and beautiful area of England. The natural   limestone gives a unique character to the quaint cottages you will see.

You’ll never forget the exquisite garden rooms of Hidcote, each   with its own unique character. Discover rare shrubs and trees, herbaceous   borders and unusual plants from around the world. Nestled in the Cotswolds   with sweeping views across the Vale of Evesham, a visit to Hidcote is  inspirational at any time of year.

Beautiful Borders

Beautiful Borders

6th May

Sunday
We drive to Cornwall visiting en route Stourhead Garden. To Falmouth, Cornwall.

Stourhead Garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The River Stour was dammed to form a great la and around the lake, Hoare laid out a landscape garden to entrance his guests with stunning views and pacify them with serene walking pleasure. As the garden developed, he added classical features, such as the Temple of Flora, the Pantheon, the Temple of Apollo and Gothic ruins to enhance the series of splendid and unexpected vistas. We stay at St Michael’s Mount Spa hotel, situated above this famous fishing town.
7th May

Monday
Visit Trebah & St Michael’s Mount Garden.Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The result of 160 years of inspired and dedicated creation. In the garden on St Michael’s Mount you will find, clinging to granite slopes, terraced beds awash with colour and thriving   in the shelter of heat-retentive granite cliffs (so steep that the gardeners   have to abseil to tend to parts of them), you will discover tender exotics   from the likes of Mexico, the Canary Islands and South Africa.
A surprise! A sub tropical jungle in Cornwall !!

A surprise! A sub tropical jungle in Cornwall !!

8th May

Tuesday
Visit Trelissick and Cornish Villages

Planted in 1937, Trelissick is young compared to many  similar gardens. It is well known for it collections of camellias, magnolias   and rhododendrons.

We also enjoy a leisurely tour admiring some picturesque Cornish Villages.

 
9th May

Wednesday

Visit the Lost gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project.

The restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan is now   a well known story. Neglected since 1914, it is a superb example of   horticultural archaeology. The Eden Project is located in what was once a china clay pit. The rich global gardens, housed in huge biomes show visitors where food, fuel, materials and medicines come from, helping themunderstand man’s dependency on the natural world.

We return this evening to Winchcombe.
10th May

Thursday

 

Visit the RHS Malvern Spring Gardening Show.

This popular show is the perfect curtain raiser to the gardening year.   Admire exhibits by nurseries from all over the UK and abroad. Marvel at the Floral displays in the main marquees which make an exotic show of so many rare and well know varieties. Events seminars and displays will entertain throughout the day.

 

11th May

Friday
Depart or extend your stay.

Price per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded room £1,995

Single supplement £210
3 nights Falmouth 5 nights Winchcombe

 

 

Included in the tour price:

Transfer from Heathrow or Central London to join the tour group at the start of the tour and transfer back to the airport or central London at the end of the tour.

All entrances to gardens.

Bed and Breakfast in 4 star accommodation.

Please read our booking and cancellation policy.

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