Oxford Gardens

Oxford Gardens, Stately Homes, & Lord Heseltine’s Private Garden

Departing Sunday 30th August 2020, 5 Days, overnight at 3 Star Best Western, Banbury Wroxton House Hotel. A Hotel combining original features with contemporary interiors. Rooms are relaxed with stylish modern décor, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and lounge bar.

Sunday – Depart Pembrokeshire by coach with extra leg room (Richard’s Bros, Cardigan) for our visit to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. The home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

The Gardens designed by Queen Anne’s gardener Henry Wise, with later alteration by Lancelot “Capability Brown”. Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast.

Monday – Morning visit to Rowsham Gardens, Monty Don’s favourite garden. Rowsham represents the first stage of English landscape design and remains almost as William Kent (1685-1748) left it. One of the few gardens to date to have escaped alteration. Afternoon to Hook Brewery for a light lunch (included in the price) a tour of the brewery followed by beer tasting.

Tuesday – Visit to Oxford you have three options;

  1. Visits Oxford at your leisure.
  2. Join the guided tour – must book in advance.
  3. Visit the Botanical Gardens.

Afternoon – A private visit to Lord Heseltine’s Garden and Arboretum, for lunch (included in the price) and a tour of his garden.

Wednesday – Morning visit to NT Waddeston Manor, was built (1874-89) by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures. A magnificent French Style Chateau, Victorian Gardens are considered some of the finest in Britain. Later on, to Waterperry Gardens, this was once the Historical School for women (now closed). Now known for herbaceous borders and well-trained fruit trees.

Thursday – Head for home via NT Stowe Garden and House. The beauty of Stowe has attracted visitors since 1717. The landscape garden is on a grand scale, with its temples, where another world awaits. Depart mid afternoon for home. Pick-up points – Newport, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Johnston, Steynton, Neyland, Pembroke, Milton, Kilgetty and Carmarthen.

** Prices **

£490.00 National Trust Members – sharing.
£512.00 RHS Members – sharing.
£520.00 Non-Members – sharing.

Price includes all coach travel by luxury extra leg room coach, Hotel half board; Lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Admissions and services of a professional Garden tour host throughout.

** Extras **

£10 guided tour of Oxford, £4 Botanical Gardens. Please note Travel Insurance is required on this tour.

Highgrove Gardens

The private gardens of their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. 3 days visiting Painswick Rococo Gardens, NT Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate. Guide price from £290.00 per person, good Hotel in Gloucester area. Date and full details available early March 2020. Must register your interest as soon as possible. Tel: (01437) 890306.

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