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Explore the BBC Gardener’s World Live Show.

Journey through the famous Snowdonia region with Botanica World Discoveries.

from $3,545 USD per person

7 Days with a Botanical Guide in a small group exploring historic homes & gardens from London to Edinburgh. Visit BBC Gardener’s World Live Show in Birmingham, see picturesque gardens and landscapes of the Lake District and Scotland. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTBLE7
Duration: 7 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: London to Edinburgh
Meals included: 9

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Itinerary

Day 1. Depart London, Kiftsgate Court & Packwood House

Depart London at 9am from the London hotel and travel to Birmingham. On the way, visit Kiftsgate Court Garden, the creation of three generations of women gardeners. Continue to Packwood House, famous for its astounding topiary and clipped yew trees said to represent the Sermon on the Mount. Arrive into Birmingham and enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Stay: Two Nights: Birmingham, Hilton Birmingham Metropole
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. BBC Gardener’s World Live Show


Enjoy a full day to explore the BBC Gardeners World Live Show. Delight in the exhibits carefully designed by the world’s leading garden designers.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 3. David Austin Rose Gardens & Tatton Park

Visit the famous David Austin Rose Garden where over 700 different varieties of roses are planted in the garden that now covers around two acres. Afterwards, visit Tatton Park located within 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park and the former Egerton family home. Explore the house and gardens which have been restored to show how they existed in Edwardian times. Travel through the Lake District to our hotel set on beautiful Lake Windermere.
Stay: Two Nights: Windermere, Low Fold Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Lake District Houses, Gardens & Landscapes

Visit Rydal Mount House, home of William Wordsworth and the place he wrote his famous poem ‘Daffodils’. Wordsworth was a keen landscaper and the 4-acre garden remains very much as he designed it. Afterwards, visit Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top home, see the vegetable patch and the garden walk which inspired her books. This afternoon choose to visit Holehird Gardens, home of Lakeland Horticultural Society or perhaps enjoy some free time to enjoy the beauty of this recently-listed UNESCO World Heritage district.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 5. Dalemain House & Edinburgh

Travel to Dalemain Historic House and Garden, a privately owned garden which was HHA Garden of the Year in 2013. Make a stop at Gretna Green, famous for runaway weddings. We then make our way over the Scottish border to the beautiful city of Edinburgh and enjoy time to explore its historic sights.
Stay: Two Nights: Edinburgh, Waldorf Caledonian Hilton
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. Edinburgh Gardens

Take a guided tour of the gardens at the Palace of Holyrood House, the official Scottish Residence of the Queen, with a visit to the Historic and State Apartments. See the site of the ancient menagerie, the rare Wentworth elm trees, the 17th century sundial and the Jubilee Border. Visit the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens with its internationally renowned collection of plants from temperate and tropical gardens around the world before touring the National Gallery of Modern Art, with its lawn landscaped to a design by Charles Jencks.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Depart Edinburgh

This morning be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Kiftsgate Garden & Packwood House
  • Visit BBC Gardeners World Live Show
  • Tour David Austin Rose Garden & explore Tatton Park
  • Enjoy beautiful Lake District scenery
  • See William Wordsworth’s, Rydal Mount & tour Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Garden
  • Visit the Palace of Holyrood House, the Scottish residence of the Queen

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Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Tour Manager & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • 9 Meals – 6 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
  • Travel in a small group aboard a luxury vehicle with room to spread out

Additional Information

Fitness Level 

  • This tour requires a medium level of fitness – Involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour, multiple two night stay in one location with potential for unexpected changes to itineraries

  

BBC Gardener’s World Live Flower Show

  • Held in Birmingham, the ‘garden party of the year’ celebrates the long-running BBC2 television series Gardener’s World. It is a four-day festival of British and world-leading gardens and gardeners, design and plants, which includes the live recording of segments for the program which celebrated 50 years on air last year.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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Testimonial

"The tour and the visits were very good, friendly, informative and relaxing, a job well done by all."

- Geoff

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