England is the most garden-loving country in the world, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else! On this bloomin’ brilliant break you can stroll through pleasure grounds as we visit some of the finest Gardens in East Sussex.
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Enjoy a leisurely journey to our hotel, with comfort breaks.
Day 2 – Our first visit today is to Batemans, the family home of Rudyard Kipling. Now owned by the National Trust, Bateman’s is nestled amongst the beautiful landscape of the Sussex Weald, the house has remained untouched, as if the Kipling’s have just gone out for the day while the charming gardens include a rose garden and lily pond. After some free time, we will enjoy the afternoon in the charming Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure in Hastings.
Day 4 – This morning we travel to Pashley Manor Gardens, one of the finest gardens in England. These scrumptious gardens offer a blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative planting and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds for you to explore. Afterwards, we visit Great Dixter House and Gardens, the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. In the garden there is a wide variety of interest from yew topiary, carpets of meadow flowers, dazzling colourful mixed borders (including the famous Long Border), natural ponds and a wonderful exotic garden – and is not to be missed.
Day 5 – After breakfast we visit Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, near Sevenoaks, Kent an historic, listed hillside garden. The gardens are renowned for a spectacular array of rhododendrons and azaleas in late spring, as well as magnificent views of the Weald of Kent and rare and ancient trees. After some free time, we return home to the East Midlands.
Inclusive insurance Door‐to‐Door service
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Admission into Batemans, Pashley Manor Gardens, Great Dixter & Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Free time in Hastings & Royal Tunbridge Wells
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