RHS Garden Bridgewater and Gardens of the North West

4 days

From £575

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Summary

One of the largest gardening projects in Europe, RHS Garden Bridgewater has now opened to the public and we are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to be among the first to visit it. This once in a generation project saw the Royal Horticultural Society take inspiration from the heritage of the site and transform it into a world-class garden, while also delivering a programme of community outreach and education activities, volunteering and training.

Based on an overall design by leading landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, highlights include one of the largest walled gardens in the UK, beautifully landscaped grounds, living plant collections and horticultural trials. As it matures it is sure to establish itself as one of the foremost garden attractions in the North of England.

We also take the opportunity to visit some of the best gardens in the North West, beginning at Trentham Estate in Staffordshire, where the contemporary revival of the famous Italian Gardens was also led by Tom Stuart-Smith. After our visit to Bridgewater we visit, by way of contrast, a nearby private garden which has a good variety of plants and is a haven for local wildlife.

Next day we travel to Dunham Massey, a great plantsman's garden full of native favourites and exotic treasures set around an elegant Georgian mansion, followed by Tatton Park, whose gardens have developed over 200 years yet retain much of their Edwardian character. Before departing for home we visit Arley Hall, which preserves the atmosphere of a garden kept for its own delight. The pair of herbaceous borders is one of the great garden sights of England.

Tour highlights:

  • Special visit to RHS Garden Bridgewater, the newest addition to the RHS stable
  • Italian style at Trentham Estate
  • Special access to a privately-owned garden
  • Dunham Massey and Tatton Park, two of the foremost gardens in Cheshire
  • Arley Hall’s famous double herbaceous borders

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
London
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
07.30 20.00
Luton
Outside Luton Parkway Railway Station
09.00 18.30
Northampton
Outside the Railway Station
10.00 17.30
Birmingham
Bus stop outside New Street Station
11.30 16.00
Stoke-on-Trent
Bus stand at Hinde Street car park
12.30 15.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Today's Price
£575

Deposit: £125 Single supplement: £120

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Accommodation
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
27 May 2023 BBNW230527 27 May 2023 (Saturday) 30 May 2023 (Tuesday) £575
(ex. flights)
£125 £120 Book your trip
24 June 2023 BBNW230624 24 June 2023 (Saturday) 27 June 2023 (Tuesday) £575
(ex. flights)
£125 £120 Book your trip
19 August 2023 BBNW230819 19 August 2023 (Saturday) 22 August 2023 (Tuesday) £575
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£125 £120 Book your trip
2 September 2023 BBNW230902 2 September 2023 (Saturday) 5 September 2023 (Tuesday) Tony Russell £575
(ex. flights)
£125 £120 Book your trip
14 October 2023 BBNW231014 14 October 2023 (Saturday) 17 October 2023 (Tuesday) Tony Russell £555
(ex. flights)
£125 £120 Book your trip
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