HIGHGROVE GARDENS & HIDCOTE

£10 discount for National Trust Members

A rare opportunity to delight in the beautiful gardens of His Royal Highness Prince Charles’ home at Highgrove. The highlight of this tour will be a two hour guided tour with one of The Princes garden guides who are very knowledgeable and will give us a wonderful insight into the gardens and their development. We also enjoy a Highgrove cream tea and free time in the lovely town of Tetbury. 

The four star Doubletree by Hilton Swindon is situated on the outskirts of the historic old town and is modern and comfortable. All rooms are very well appointed with LCD TV, wifi, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift serving all floors.

Itinerary

Thursday We depart Cornwall in the morning and travel to Bath where we have free time to enjoy the spa city and its wonderful architecture.  Later we make our way to Swindon and our hotel.

Friday After breakfast we travel to Highgrove House. HRH The Prince of Wales has spent 35 years transforming the grounds of Highgrove into what have been acknowledged as some of the most inspired and innovative gardens in the United Kingdom. We enjoy a two hour private guided tour which will take us on a fascinating walk of around 2 miles. Whilst here we also enjoy a Highgrove cream tea. Later we visit the unique ‘royal’ town of Tetbury, this ‘architectural gem’ is known for its associations with royalty but is also historically important in its own right.

Saturday After breakfast we make our way to the lovely Hidcote, another of Englands finest gardens. This spectacular planted space is divided into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’, each with its own character. The formality of the ‘rooms’ melts away as you move through the garden away from the house. We have time for lunch in the lovely Cotswold town of Evesham before making our way back to Cornwall.

Term

Limited number of single rooms available at a supplement of £40 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

National Trust members must produce a valid membership card or pay appropriate fee at each venue

Balance due 10 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

2 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Porterage

Excursions as detailed

Admission and guided tour of Highgrove Garden

Cream tea at Highgrove

Visit to Hidcote Garden

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Thursday 21st to

Saturday 23rd September 2017

3 Day Tour

£239

For more details

please phone

01209 717152