The Gardens of Wiltshire
Staying at the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel
4 DAYS | 7th June 2019
Wiltshire is rich with ancient heritage and is packed with jaw-dropping houses and gardens. Its verdant landscape is littered with more mysterious stone circles, processional avenues and ancient barrows than anywhere else in Britain. Join us as we explore the fantastic gardens of Bowood House, the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. We will also visit Abbey House gardens, once the home of the naked gardener, as well as Great Chalfield Manor a 15th-century manor house with an Arts and Crafts garden. Wiltshire really is a county crammed full of English charm waiting to be explored.
The East Coast – Ravenscar – Scarbough & Whitby
Staying at The Raven Hall Hotel
5 DAYS | 17th June 2019
A rugged coastline with a backdrop of the North York Moors National Park is the setting for the East Coast’s resorts and fishing villages. This is a coastline of high cliffs and rocky shores, rich in flowers and wildlife. Our tour explores the seaside resort of Scarborough with its sandy beaches of the North and South Bays, Spa complex and medieval castle, the picturesque fishing port of Whitby with its quaint cobbled streets, picturesque houses and famous Abbey overlooking the town. Finally, Ravenscar, our base for the tour and one of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire coast with its intriguing clifftop location and most unusual claim to fame, ‘the town that never was’.
Worburn Abbey Garden Show & Waddesdon Manor
Staying at The Double Tree by Hilton Milton Keynes
2 DAYS | 22nd June 2019
An exciting new addition for this year, why not join us on our visit to the Woburn Abbey Garden Show. Set in Woburn Abbey’s beautifully landscaped gardens, the show offers unparalleled access to award-winning exhibitors and nurseries that have been handpicked by Woburn. The displays are complemented by an array of live entertainment, artisan foods, shopping, demonstrations, informative talks and gardening advice, tips and tours. Our weekend break also takes us to the fabulous Waddesdon Manor, a French Renaissance-style château built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. The Victorian style gardens boast flamboyant colours on the parterre, ornate fountains and statuary and a rococo style Aviary.