Coton Manor Garden
Thursday 18th July - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 7pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour 30 mins
£45 - (includes entry)
Occupying a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, this lovely 10 acre garden is landscaped on different levels comprising a series of distinctive smaller gardens which provide variety throughout the seasons and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds. Beyond the garden there is a magical 5 acre bluebell wood and a colourful wildflower meadow at its best at this time of the year. There is also an extensive nursery, garden shop and café.
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RHS Hyde Hall Garden Tour & Cream Tea
Saturday 27th July - Depart: 10am / Return: 6.30pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour
£50 - (includes entry, tour and cream tea) | (RHS Members £38.50)
Located in the Essex countryside, this peaceful garden is a perfect destination for a day out. With its wide open skies and far reaching views, it has an eclectic combination of different gardens, with some 360 acres to explore!Highlights include a beautiful hilltop garden, with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and a Mediterranean-inspired Dry Garden which showcases an array of drought tolerant plants that will thrive in an area of very low rainfall. There is also a superb Global Growth Vegetable Garden, displaying fruit and vegetables from around the world.
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Kew Gardens: Chihuly - Reflections on nature
Saturday 3rd August - Depart: 10am / Return: 6.30pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour
£45 - (includes ticket entry)
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens. Unique art installations will be situated across the grounds, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. You can experience his Drawings and Rotolo series - the most technically challenging work Chihuly has ever created - and Seaforms, undulating forms that conjure underwater life. The celestial vibrant blue masterpiece Sapphire Star will welcome us as we walk through Victoria Gate. In a Kew Gardens first, the Temperate House will be home to a brand new, specially designed sculpture inspired by the cathedral space it will inhabit.
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RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
Sunday 8th September - Depart: 9.30am / Return: 6pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour
£55 | (RHS Members £42)
This late summer show features spectacular displays, outstanding quality nurseries and trade stands, including Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show winners, National Dahlia Society Show with more than 100 exhibitors taking part, NAFAS floral displays, expert advice and more.
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Leeds Castle Flower Festival
Sunday 15th September - Depart: 10am / Return: 6pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour 30 mins
£50 - (includes entry to festival)
Be inspired by the creativity of international award-winning floral designers. See incredible floral displays inside the Castle and around the grounds, a sight not to be missed!
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