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The Great Gardens of Cornwall

The Great Gardens of Cornwall

Cornwall is world-renowned for its many great gardens. This tour gives you an opportunity to discover three of its very best. We visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and Trebah Gardens, as well as time to explore the historic city of Truro.

Day 1

Travel to your hotel in Cornwall

 

Day 2

The Eden Project

Today, we head to the Eden Project for a full day exploring this world famous, award-winning attraction. In 1995, the site was a China Clay Pit. Today, in the crater that was left once the pit closed, are massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity. Stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. Visitors can stroll through the world’s largest steamy rainforests in the largest indoor jungle in the world, complete with luscious tropical plants, a huge crashing waterfall and a lookout high in the canopy. In the Mediterranean Biome visitors can see lemon trees, olive trees, vines and perfumed herbs. A colourful, sensory journey takes you through the warm, temperate regions of the world, taking in South Africa, California and the Mediterranean.

Outside, you’ll find exhibits, unique sculpture and a vibrant global garden that tells the fascinating story of plants and how we use them for medicine, fuels, materials and food. It’s quite a place!

 

Day 3

Lost Gardens of Heligan and Truro

This morning we head for Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, and regarded as one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth. In 1991, the gardens were rediscovered from the brambles of time, and a year later The Lost Gardens of Heligan opened to the public. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project. There are more than 200 acres, a veritable paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. The Jungle takes visitors on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas whilst the estate reveals a lost world of traditional and rare breeds, wildlife and ancient woodlands.

If we have time in the afternoon, there’s an option of visiting the historic city of Truro. Although a popular shopping destination for the Cornish, the city is best known for its magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral with its soaring spires and eye-catching elegant beauty.

 

Day 4

Falmouth and Trebah Gardens

This morning we visit Falmouth, a town renowned for its maritime heritage. Visit the multi-award-winning  National Maritime Museum Cornwall which houses a huge collection of boats, retells stories of intrepid explorers and provides an observation window on to the bustling harbour.  Pendennis Castle is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII and visitors can explore the restored Victorian and WWII defences complete with sounds and smells! In the afternoon we visit Trebah Gardens, a Cornish valley garden, rich with exotic blooms, vibrant tunnels of colour, and its own private beach.

 

Day 5

Return home

After breakfast start your journey home.


 

Friday


Once we have everyone on board we will make our way to Cornwall and our hotel with stops on the way to stretch your legs and have lunch. (Not included in the price).
We will then arrive at our hotel in time to freshen up ready for dinner.













D

Saturday

Today we head to the Eden Project for a full day exploring this world famous, award-winning attraction. In 1995 the site was a china clay pit. Today in the crater that was left once the pit closed, are massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity.
Stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. Visitors can stroll through the world's largest steamy rainforests in the largest indoor jungle in the world, complete with luscious tropical plants, a huge crashing waterfall and a lookout high in the canopy. In the Mediterranean Biome visitors can see lemon trees, olive trees, vines and perfumed herbs. A colourful, sensory journey takes you through the warm, temerate regions of the world, taking in South Africa, California and the Meditteranean.
Outside, you'll find exibits, unique sculpture and a vibrant global garden that tells the fascinating story of plants and how we use them for medicine, fuels, materials and food.
It's quite a place!

B, D

Sunday

This morning we head for Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 yrears, and regardeed as one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; it's history consigned to overgrowth. In 1991, the gardens were rediscovered from the brambles of time, and a year later The Lost Gardens of Heligan opened to the public. Today, Heligan remains one of the most lovedand romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for it's beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project. There are more than 200 acres, a veritable paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. The jungle takes visitors on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas whilst the estate reveals a lost world of traditional and rare breeds, wildlife and ancient woodlands.
In the afternoon, there's an option of visiting the historic city of Truro. Although a popular shop[ping destination for the cornish, the city is best known for it's magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral with it's soaring spires and eye-catching elegant beauty.

B, D

Monday

This morning we visit Falmouth, a town.renown for it's maritime heritage. Vist the multi-award-winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall, entrance not included, which houses a huge collection of boats, retells stories of intrepid explorers and provides an observation window onto the bustling harbour. Pendennis Castle, entrance not included, is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII and visitors can explore the restored Victorian and WWII defences complete with sounds and smells! In the afternoon we visit Trebah Gardens, a Cornish valley garden, rich with exotic blooms, vibrant tunnels of colour, and its own private beach.

B, D

Tuesday


After a lovely breakfast we will say good-bye to Cornwall and head home with stops along the way.



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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Price Includes.

  • Executive Coach Travel.

  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

  • Entrance to the Eden Project.

  • Entrance to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  • Entrance to Trebah Gardens.

 

 

 

Hotel.

Esplanade Hotel, Newquay.

A picturesque and contemperary hotel overlooking the world famous Fistral Beach in Newquay offering stunning views from inside and out, especially from the lounge where the dramatic seascapes spill in.

Room Facilities.

  • En-Suite Bathrooms.

  • Satelite TV.

  • Tea & Coffee making facilities.

  • Includes Porterage.

 

Facilties.

  • Restaurant.

  • Bar.

  • Lounge Area.

  • Leisure Facilities.

  • Indoor Swimming Pool.

  • Spa Bath.

  • Sauna.

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Brighton Pool Valley Brighton, Pool Valley Coach Station
Burgess Hill Burgess Hill, Sussex House
Crawley Crawley Bus Station (Stop E)
Hove North Hove Town Hall
London Road North The Deneway
Patcham North Opposite Miller & Carter / Black Lion
Portslade Portslade (Stop K) New Church Rd & Boundry Rd
Preston Circus North Preston Circus (By Barclays Bank)
Preston Road / North Sainsbury's
Shoreham North Shoreham High Street (Bruno's)
Southwick North Southwick (Emmaus / The Pilot)
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