Saturday 23 March 2019
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Grand Houses, Glorious Gardens and Chatsworth

Grand Houses, Glorious Gardens and Chatsworth

This 8 night tour starts and finishes with London Heathrow and on its outward run, the first night is in Windsor before visiting Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon.  Fter the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, the return leg features a special visit to Sulgrave Manor which is also the home of the National Herb Society.  Other highlights include:    

  • The Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle
  • The enchanting award winning garden at Chenies Manor
  • Jacobean Hatfield House where the gardens were laid out in the early 17th century
  • The under-visited Norman cathedral at Ely whose origins go back to AD 672
  • Anglesey Abbey, formerly a priory and a country house with a gorgeous garden
  • Choral Evensong at Kings College Cambridge
  • The Garden of Surprises at Burghley, England’s greatest Elizabethan House
  • The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and some breath-taking garden in the Derbyshire Peak District
  • Biddulph Grange, one of the most remarkable and innovative gardens of the 19th century
  • The vast perennial plantings at the historic Trentham Estate
  • A memorable ‘end of tour’ visit to either Blenheim Palace or Waddesdon Manor