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Botanica

Private Gardens of Devon, Somerset, Cornwall & Chelsea Flower Show

London Return

Trip Code: BTCFDC8
8 Days
14 May 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 8 days on a small group journey with a Tour Manager and Botanical Guide
  • Stay 7 nights in boutique, centrally located hotels plus 14 meals
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • Visits to stunning private gardens in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall
  • See Bowood Estate with its 'Capabililty' Brown landscape along with RHS Rosemoor Garden
  • Visit gardens of Tregothnan, Trebah and the Lost Garden of Heligan
  • Time spent in Doc Martin's village and a meal at Rick Stein's seaside restaurant
  • A Dinner Lecture on the Chelsea Flower Show plus a full day at the famous show

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group size 15-25 guests
  • Can be combined with: Gardens of the Italian Lakes, slovenia and Croatian Islands Cruise BTILC14 and Dublin in Bloom flower Show BTDUB6
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Europe map BTCFDC8 2020-2021
London Return

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Chelsea Flower Show

Visit the world’s most famous Flower Show, that all gardening enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lives.

Depart the London hotel at 8.30 am to Bowood Estate owned by Lord and Lady Lansdowne and surrounded by acres of Capability Brown landscape and stunning gardens. Enjoy a tour of the house and gardens along with lunch. Continue on to the delightful village of Barnstaple set on the River Taw. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Barnstaple, boutique 4-star hotel

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore the RHS Rosemoor garden nestled in a Devon valley, with its magical blend of formal and informal gardens with many highly ornamental plantings of shrubs, roses, perennials and bulbs. Later, enjoy time to explore the quaint village of Barnstaple.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel into Cornwall, the countryside location of the TV series Poldark and the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac, where the popular television series Doc Martin was filmed. Continue to Padstow, home to the famous English chef and television personality Rick Stein. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the best of Rick's famous seafood restaurants.

Stay: Two Nights, St. Austell, Carlyon Bay Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Visit Tregothnan Garden, Cornwall's largest private botanical garden featuring some rare 'Red Book' endangered trees, which are larger than any remaining in the wild. Continue to the sub-tropical paradise of Trebah Garden, set against an amazing coastal backdrop. Records of the garden date back to the Doomsday Survey of 1085.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years. Heligan is one of England’s most mysterious estates with a fascinating history. Today, its home to the gloriously restored, award winning and internationally acclaimed Lost Gardens of Heligan. Enjoy free time at the Eden Project. This top garden and eco-attraction, renowned for its innovative environmental programs, is also home to the world’s largest greenhouse.

Stay: Two Nights, Devon, country hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit a private garden set on four acres with mixed borders full of seasonal interest and unusual plants surrounding the house. Enjoy time this afternoon to explore Tavistock in West Devon with its fine buildings made out of local stone and discover its interesting history.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Depart Lifton and travel to Honiton to The Pig in Combe, a honey-coloured Elizabethan gem set in 3,500 acres of lush Devonshire countryside. Enjoy a tour of the potager garden and morning tea before we continue on to London. This evening enjoy a special dinner and lecture on 'the Chelsea Flower Show Gardens', which will give you a great insight into the exhibits you will see at the show.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Chelsea Flower Show

Visit the world’s most famous Flower Show, that all gardening enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lives.


Enjoy a full day to experience the famous Chelsea Flower Show. For over 150 years, the show has been delighting visitors from all over the world with its amazing show gardens and floral exhibits. See the latest garden designs, learn of recent plant and floral releases and take the opportunity to talk to some of the exhibitors. This is the 'mecca' of all garden shows, and one that every gardening enthusiast should attend at least once in their life. Your tour concludes in London this afternoon with a drop off at the London hotel at 2.30pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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