4 days

From £595

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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
Bus stop outside the Pier, Grand Parade
04.30 24.00
Bus stop on Queens Road, outside Brighton Railway Station
05.30 23.00
Outside the Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick, Copthorne Way, Crawley
06.15 22.15
Outside Sainsbury’s, Jcn 12, M4
08.45 19.45
Parkway Park & Ride
09.45 18.45
Warwick M40
Outside the Holiday Inn Express, Stratford Road, Jcn 15, M40
11.45 16.45

Location Depart Return
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
07.30 20.00
Outside Luton Parkway Railway Station
09.00 18.30
Outside the Railway Station
10.00 17.30
Bus stop outside New Street Station
11.30 16.00

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.

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 01334 657155.

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
18 June 2022 BBNW220618 18 June 2022 (Saturday) 21 June 2022 (Tuesday) £595
(ex. flights)
£100 £120 Book your trip
16 July 2022 BBNW220716 16 July 2022 (Saturday) 19 July 2022 (Tuesday) £595
(ex. flights)
£100 £120 Book your trip
6 August 2022 BBNW220806 6 August 2022 (Saturday) 9 August 2022 (Tuesday) Trevor Edwards £595
(ex. flights)
£100 £120 Book your trip
3 September 2022 BBNW220903 3 September 2022 (Saturday) 6 September 2022 (Tuesday) £595
(ex. flights)
£100 £120 Book your trip
15 October 2022 BBNW221015 15 October 2022 (Saturday) 18 October 2022 (Tuesday) £595
(ex. flights)
£100 £120 Book your trip
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