Gardens Of Cornwall
A lovely selection of tours for 2018 ~ A fantastic opportunity not to be missed on the July tour as this includes a day excursion by boat to the beautiful Isles of Scilly.
Based in St. Agnes, a picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall, nestled in the lee of an impressive landmark which dominates the skyline of the beautiful and dramatic Atlantic coast. Steeped in mining history, the village still retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Includes Visits to:
* Trebah Gardens & Falmouth
* Trengwainton Garden & Penzance
* The Lost Gardens of Heligan & Mevagissey
* Newquay & Padstow
* Day at leisure in St. Agnes
Trebah Garden ~ a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms, follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to Trebah’s very own secluded beach.
Trengwainton Gardens ~ a warm and luxurious garden where you can follow in the footsteps of the 1920’s plant hunters. Award winning magnolias and rhododendrons together with five sections of walled gardens which are crammed with tender exotic species from around the world, a stream garden and a garden built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark.
Lost Gardens of Heligan ~ 200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance. Twenty five years ago Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, the Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens of Cornwall.
Newquay ~ Newquay, one of the nation's favourite seaside towns, exudes the laid back atmosphere you would expect from a town perched on Cornwall's Atlantic cliffs and bordered by 7 miles of glorious golden sandy beaches. It's a place where all the family gets to relax and enjoy a proper holiday - toes in the sand, ice-cream in hand. There's a different beach for every day of the week and glorious open spaces looking out to sea. The town manages to be both trendy and yet remains a great family resort - all wrapped up in the most fantastic coastal scenery.
Padstow ~ Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports.
Falmouth ~ Falmouth is a large thriving town situated on the magnificent Fal estuary on Cornwall's South coast. It's harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world. The town has had a long and involved history since its foundation in the Elizabethan period. It was developed as a port by the Killigrew family, whose mansion, Arwenack, still remains, in part, at Grove Place. An obelisk was erected in 1737 to honour the family. For nearly 200 years Falmouth was the home port of the Royal Mail Packet ships, becoming a seaside resort in the late 19th century after Falmouth became part of the rail network.
Penzance ~ Famous for its pirates, well the singing variety anyway, Penzance is a historic port on the south facing shores of Mount’s Bay and has one of the mildest climates in the UK. One of the striking things about the town is the abundance of palm trees and gardens full of sub-tropical plants, a sure sign that you have arrived somewhere unique made even more special by the sight of St Michaels Mount out to sea that seems to hover magically over the water. Wander the town’s streets and you’ll come across the fabulously decorated Egyptian House, the statue of local hero Sir Humphry Davy (pioneer of mine safety) and art galleries, book sellers and new age shops which add a slightly bohemian feel to the town while down at the harbour boat trips, sea safaris and fishing excursions provide some great seaborne activities.
Mevagissey ~ is an attractive old town which was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and which still boasts a working harbour, with a few dozen small fishing boats. It has a tradition of boat building dating back to 1745. Many of the old buildings, constructed of cob and slate, bear testimony to a time when the large shoals of pilchards were the livelihood of the whole village. Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour and there is a ferry to the nearby port of Fowey. There is a car park on the quay but the narrow streets can be difficult to negotiate and are often full of pedestrians.Back to top