Holiday Tour Details
Poole & Gardens of Dorset Description
Dorset is a county with more gardens to visit than any other in England. We enjoy the glorious colours of early summer as we wander around some unique gardens that could justifiably be considered a corner of paradise. We base the tour in the stylish harbor town of Poole, best known for its large natural harbour and maritime history. This tour combines coast and country at its very best.
Poole & Gardens of Dorset Itinerary
Monday We travel from Cornwall to Dorset and arrive at our hotel during the afternoon to a warm welcome. A leisurely break for lunch will be made en route.
Tuesday Our morning is free to enjoy the maritime town of Poole. Stroll around the old town, or board the land train to see the main sights.
Wednesday This morning we visit the seaside town of Weymouth. There will be time for morning coffee and a stroll along the promenade before we move along the coast to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Known as one of the best gardens of its type in the world this magnificent Victorian walled garden has a unique micro climate which enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive here.
Thursday Our morning will be spent at the superb Compton Acres garden, a fine example of the high Victorian mixed style garden whose individual gardens are laid out on a circular route, rather like jewels on a necklace. In the afternoon we have a boat trip to see the natural harbour of Poole and the Dorset coastline from a different angle.
Friday After breakfast we leave Poole and make our way to Somerset for a visit to Forde Abbey Gardens. Once a monastery garden, they are now home to the highest powered fountain in the country and include topiary lined vistas, colourful herbaceous borders, an arboretum and a bog garden. In the afternoon we make our way back to Cornwall.
Poole & Gardens of Dorset Hotel
The three star Thistle Poole Hotel is located in a wonderful position on the quayside.
Hot drinks facilities, lift, wifi and porterage
Poole & Gardens of Dorset Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Free optional travel insurance
4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Excursions as detailed
Admission to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Admission to Compton Acres
Cruise of Poole Harbour
Admission to Forde Abbey Gardens
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Poole & Gardens of Dorset Further Information
Single rooms available at a supplement of £110 per person
Home pick up £12 per person
£75 non-refundable deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel