Beth Chatto Gardens & the Gardens of East Anglia
- Visit the world renowned Beth Chatto's Garden & Nursery.
- Discover an array of private & public gardens in East Anglia, including Blickling Estate & Bressingham Gardens.
- Enjoy free time to explore the historic city of Norwich.
- Be accompanied by Frances MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener throughout the tour.
Your Guided Group Holiday To East Anglia
Uncover the best gardens of East Anglia with us. This garden tour is based in the beautiful and historic city of Norwich. Before we travel there, we’ll discover the award-winning gardens of Beth Chatto, who was considered to be the greatest gardener in the world. We’ll visit Hoveton Hall Gardens, located at the cusp of the Norfolk Broads, a lovely 15 acre garden full of various and interesting plants. We’ll explore Blickling Estate, a National Trust Site and the birthplace of Anne Boylen. There will be plenty of free time to explore Norwich, where you can see some of the city highlights such as the Cathedral, Castle or do some shopping in the markets. On a visit to Dale Farm Garden, a finalist in ‘Britain’s Best Gardeners Garden Competition’, we’ll learn more about its 700 plant varieties. Our final stop will be Bressingham Gardens, which has six distinct gardens full of wonderful flora. Travel with us and be inspired by these wonderful gardens of East Anglia.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Norwich and Beth Chatto's Garden
Beth Chatto's Garden & Nursery
On arrival in London Stansted airport we will transfer by private coach to Beth Chatto's Garden & Nursery. Beth transformed desolate wasteland that was deemed unfit for fruit farming into a series of gardens. The landscape varied dramatically so that each garden within the garden has become an example of working with nature to find the right plants for the right place. There will be free time for lunch at your leisure.
Travel to Norwich
Following our visit we continue onwards to Norwich where we check in to our hotel, known to be the oldest in the UK, is centrally located near Norwich Cathedral.
Hoveton Hall Gardens, Blickling Estate and a private garden visit
Hoveton Hall Gardens
This morning we travel to Hoveton Hall Estate to discover a fifteen-acre garden with both formal planting in the traditional walled garden and informal in the woodland and around the lake.
Blickling Estate and a private garden visit
This afternoon we travel on to the magnificent Blickling Estate & Gardens, birthplace of Anne Boleyn and now managed by the National Trust.
Finally we return to Norwich where we dispense with the coach and visit a tiny, private garden close to the hotel.
This evening is free to dine in one of Norwich’s many restaurants. Frances will be happy to advise/escort you.
At Leisure & East Ruston Old Vicarage
This morning is free to explore Norwich city - perhaps visit the Cathedral or do some shopping!
East Ruston Old Vicarage
After a leisurely morning we depart for a visit to one of the most exciting contemporay, yet in part traditional, privately owned gardens in England – East Ruston Old Vicarage which has only been developed over the past 25 years. Return journey through Walcott on the North Sea. Evening free to dine in one of Norwich’s many restaurants. Frances will be happy to advise/escort you.
Dale Farm Garden, Bressingham Gardens and Return to Dublin
Dale Farm Garden
This morning we check out of our hotel and start our day with a visit to Dale Farm Gardens. A two acre plant lovers' garden with a large spring-fed pond. Over 1000 plant varieties in exuberantly planted borders with sculptures. Also, gravel, vegetable, nature and waterside gardens.
Bressingham Gardens and Return to Dublin
Next we travel to visit Bressingham Gardens where the beautifully landscaped Herbaceous Borders and Island Beds will be in full flower.
This afternoon we transfer to London Stansted return flight to Dublin.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
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What if there is an emergency?
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