Highgrove Gardens – Tour 1

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HIGHGROVE GARDENS - MONDAY 6th JULY 2015: 3 DAY TOUR

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join me on this 3 day tour to the Private Gardens of the Prince of Wales.

Departs Monday 6th July 2015 – overnight at the 4 star Mercury Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel, visiting Sudeley Castle and Gardens, E. Wilson Memorial Garden, NT Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate.

Pickup points Cardigan, Newport, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Neyland, Pembroke, Kilgetty and Carmarthen.

DAY 1 MONDAY

Morning departure from Pembrokeshire by luxury air-conditioned coach, supplied by Richards Bros, Cardigan.

Afternoon visit to Sudeley Castle Gardens, 14 acres of glorious, organically managed gardens. It was Crown property during the Wars of the Roses, and after the death of Henry VIII was given to Thomas Seymour who married Henry’s widow Katherine Parr. A romantic display of English roses and summer perennials and Victorian vegetable gardens.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercury Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel.

DAY 2 TUESDAY

Depart after breakfast for E. Wilson memorial garden, a memory to me of our great plant hunters. Later on to world famous NT Hidcote Manor Gardens in Chipping Campden.. It is one of England’s great gardens created by the American horticultural Major Lawrence Johnston in 1907. Hidcote is famous for its rare trees and shrubs, outstanding herbaceous borders and unusual plantsfrom all over the world.

The garden is a creation of outdoor rooms with its own special and unique character.

Afternoon to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, a glorious garden to visit throughout the seasons with spectacular views to the Malvern Hills and beyond. Three generations of women gardeners have designed, planted and sustained this garden. You will find harmonious colour schemes in the upper garden, a modern water garden.

Later return to hotel for dinner.

DAY 3 WEDNESDAY

Visit to Highgrove in Tetbury.

Home early evening.

PRICE PER PERSON

  • National Trust members: £241
  • Non members: £250
  • Single room supplement: £50

Includes all coach travel, hotel (half board basis), admission to all gardens, lunch at Highgrove. Services of a professional gardener tour host throughout.

Please note – this tour sells out very quickly. You need to book ASAP as seats are limited. Phone for availability. Open 7 days a week until 9pm. 01437 890306.

You must have photo ID for this tour. Passport, driving license or bus pass.

CJ Barrington, 33 Glebelands, Johnston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3PW. Mobile 07816 750555