England: Spring Gardens of Cornwall18th Mar 2024
Cornwall’s gardens are renowned the world over and our tour includes visits to some of the finest in the county. Spring comes early here, as trees, shrubs and bulbs bring life and colour back to the gardens.
The near neighbours of Trebah and Glendurgan illustrate this perfectly, with the great Asiatic shrubs of rhododendron, magnolia and camellia all featuring, rich with blossom. The award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan continue to fascinate, while over at the Eden Project things have come a long way since that disused chalk pit was transformed into a futuristic microcosm of botanical diversity. If you haven’t been for a while it’s time to revisit; if you’ve never been before you’re in for a treat! Our tour is bookended with visits to two top-class National Trust properties at Knightshayes Court and Killerton, where historic houses provide add an extra dimension to your garden visits.
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What to Expect
- Gothic Revival style at Knightshayes Court
- The continually evolving marvel that is the Eden Project
- Masses of rhododendrons in full flower
- Negotiating the hedge maze at Glendurgan
- Seaside hotel in Newquay
|To be advised
|London (Tothill St, Westminster)
|Reading (Sainsbury’s, Jcn 12, M4)
|Swindon (Holiday Inn, Marlborough Rd)
|Bristol (outside Double Tree Hilton)
** 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. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We depart from our pick-up points by coach and travel to Knightshayes Court – one of the finest examples anywhere of the Gothic Revival country house. The extraordinary “medieval romantic” interiors give an atmospheric insight into grand country living and the celebrated garden features a water lily pool, topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, seasonal colour and an impressive Victorian kitchen garden which supplies fresh, organic fruit and vegetables to the property’s restaurant. Lunch is available here (not included).
We continue to our comfortable accommodation at the Pentire Hotel, a stone’s throw from Fistral Beach and stunning coastal views across the Atlantic.