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Botanica

Gardens & Landscapes of Yorkshire & Central England

Trip Code: BTEYC7R
7 Days
8 Jun 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • Seven days on a small group journey with a Tour Manager and Botanical Guide
  • Stay six nights in boutique, centrally located hotels plus eight meals
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • Travel from London to Edinburgh exploring country estate gardens in early summer
  • Explore RHS Harlow Carr Garden and Alnwick Castle from the Harry Potter films
  • Discover the beautiful gardens of the Yorkshire region famous for its rolling dales
  • Visit Wollerton Old Hall Garden and the National Trust garden, Biddulph Grange
  • Stay on Chatsworth House Estate and enjoy a private ‘behind the scenes’ tour

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
  • This tour can be combined with: British Isles, Castles, Gardens, History & Birdlife Small Ships Cruise (BTBNC11)
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
United Kingdom map BTEYC7R 2020-201

Arrive into Edinburgh where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening with your Botanical Guide and fellow guests.

Stay: Edinburgh, 4-5 star centrally located hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

This morning, travel to the wild and romantic landscape of Northumbria to visit Alnwick Castle, the location for ‘Hogwarts’ in the first two Harry Potter films. At Alnwick Gardens, visit the Poison Garden with your Botanical Guide. Continue on to the majestic city of York, a medieval masterpiece of architecture and history.

Stay: Two Nights, York, Grand Hotel & Spa or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Visit Scampston Hall with its wonderful walled gardens designed by Piet Oudolf. Your Botanical Guide will share with you the bold imaginative plantings involving drifts of grass, meadow plantings, orchards and formal areas. Continue to Newby Hall, a privately owned stately home and award winning gardens.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

RHS Garden Harlow Carr is one of four public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. Acidic soil affords a fabulous environment for rhododendrons and Himalayan blue poppies. Continue on to Chatsworth in the Peak District, and check in to your beautiful, historic hotel, owned by the Duke of Devonshire.

Stay: Two Nights, Chatsworth, Cavendish Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy a private viewing of Chatsworth House before it is open to the public. The magnificent estate is home to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and for many years ‘Debo’, one of the famous Mitford sisters. Passed down through 16 generations, it houses one of the most significant art collections in Europe. Enjoy an introductory tour that will outline some of the many highlights of the 105-acre gardens. Continue to Haddon Hall for a visit to the Hall and tour of the extensive gardens accompanied by your Botanical Guide.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

This morning enjoy a guided garden tour of Biddulph Grange, a National Trust property described as ‘a masterpiece of quirky, Victorian design’ before continuing on to Wollerton Old Hall Garden, an Arts and Crafts inspired garden set around a 16th century residence.

Stay: Kettering, boutique hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

See garden author Beth Chatto's beautiful instructive garden in Essex. Learn how Chatto chose plants for their foliage and form as much as for their flowers. Later, arrive into London where your tour concludes at The May Fair Hotel at around 3.30pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

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