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Secrets Of The Garden Of England

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TELL8144

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Kent is a haven of breathtaking English landscape, hence the name ‘The Garden of England’.  From sleepy villages and bustling seaside resorts to historic castles and towering cathedrals, there is no shortage of things to do.  We have two tours, on different dates, visiting Kent for 2018, both staying at the Ashford International Hotel, which we hope you will enjoy.

PRICE FROM ? £459 per person
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Itinerary

Tour Highlights

Includes Visits to: 

*  Godinton House & Gardens 

*  Chilham Castle with Tea/Coffee   

*  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens   

*  Ightham Mote   

*  Single Journey on the Kent & East Sussex Railway   

*  Great Dixter House & Gardens   

*  Chapel Down Winery

Excursions Include

Godinton House & Gardens ~ standing in its tranquil parkland setting, Godinton has seen the rise & fall of a score of monarchs, uprisings, rebellions, Civil War and the threat of invasion.  There are 12 acres of tranquil gardens surrounded by ancient parkland.  Explore the Italian Garden, Lily Pond, Walled Garden and much more. 

Chilham Castle ~ a manor house & Keep in the village of Chilham built by Sir Dudley Digges who completed the building in 1616 and now home to the Wheeler family.  The gardens surrounding this Jacobean house lead on to 17th century terraces with herbaceous borders, kitchen gardens & a walk down to the lake. 

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens ~ discover world-class British sculpture, and learn about Riverhill’s fascinating history, with its links to Darwin and the Great Plant Hunters. 

Ightham Mote ~ lose yourself in this romantic moated manor house which was built nearly 700 years ago.  The house has seen many changes and has been owned by Medieval Knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians. 

Great Dixter House & Gardens ~ was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd.  Great Dixter is made up of three houses, one built in the 15th century, the second a yeoman’s house and the third combines the two with additional accommodation.  One of the pleasant features about the gardens is that they lie all around the house.  See the Topiary Garden, Exotic Garden, Solar Garden & much more.

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