We have been contacted by Bridport Gardening Club who have some spaces on their Coach Holiday (Sewards Coaches) to Derbyshire visiting several gardens in May.
All the available details are below – further information available from either Lyn Streeter on 01903 733273 or Monique Pasche (after March 17th) on 01303 456762.
They have been organising holidays successfully for many years so are experienced in providing a memorable experience.
If you or anyone else you know are interested ring either of the above numbers. As they are using Sewards Coaches I am sure there could be pick ups in Uplyme/Lyme if requested.
Bridport Gardening CLUB HOLIDAY TO DERBYSHIRE MAY 20TH – MAY 23RD 2013
We are planning the Club holiday to Derbyshire. Detailed below are outline details with approximate timings and cost.
The price for the holiday is £400 per person. This includes half board at the hotel for three nights, all entrance fees, transport and tips. The hotel is The Lee Wood at Buxton, one of the Best Western Hotel Group, ideally situated for visiting the highlights of the Peak District. Only ten single rooms are available, all of which have a supplement of £15 per night; a further 12 twin/double rooms have also been booked. The booking of the holiday and the rooms is on a first come first served basis.
- Monday 20th May Leaving Bridport from the Coach Park, we will stop for a coffee break at the Painswick Rococo Garden near Stroud. Set in a Cotswold valley, the garden was laid out in the early 18th century and the planting is limited to what was available until 1745.
- Tuesday 21st May A morning visit to Lea Gardens near Matlock. This garden is a haven for azaleas and rhododendrons, along with alpines and conifers. An afternoon visit to Haddon Hall near Bakewell. This medieval manor house has been the location for various films and TV programmes. The gardens, set out in Elizabethan times, are terraced and sweep down to the River Wye.
- Wednesday 22nd May A morning visit to Hardwick Hall (NT) near Chesterfield, home to Bess of Hardwick who first created the house in the 1500s. Set within parkland, there is a walled garden, herb garden and orchard. An afternoon visit to Chatsworth near Matlock, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The garden is famous for its 300-year-old cascade as well as a huge maze, rockery and cottage and kitchen gardens.
- Thursday 23rd May Leaving the hotel on our return journey, we will visit the Bluebell Nursery near Ashby de la Zouch. As well as bluebells, this nursery has a rare collection of trees and shrubs.
If you are interested in attending the holiday please contact us on 01308 456762