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Glorious Gardens

 GLORIOUS GARDENS

Choose from an array of gardens to spoil your groups with this summer. Walk among lavish lawns and perfectly trimmed privet hedges, with splashes of colour in every corner to brighten up any day. Explore Italian gardens, lakes and interconnecting grounds, safe with the knowledge your group will be taken care of for the duration of their stay.

Gilbert White's House and seasonal Gardens

This hidden gem of Hampshire offers plenty of creative seasonal planting for groups to enjoy whatever the weather. With herbaceous borders and 20 acres of ancient parkland carefully restored to explore, groups can make the most of the charming grounds. For further insight into the history of the House and the Gardens a complimentary introductory talk can be booked for group visits and pre booked Garden tours can also be arranged at an additional cost. Please visit www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk to view details of the reduced admission charges and special packages available to groups. 

Discover the tropics at Kew Gardens

Explore London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site at Kew Gardens – the world’s most famous garden. Walk along a soaring, tree-top walkway; wander through extensive, glass-covered gardens reaching temperatures of up to 27°C or simply stroll through the 326-acre site and find a peaceful spot. Kew’s glasshouses provide hours of discovery for groups of all ages. With pick up and drop off points for coaches, drivers can enjoy free entry and refreshments, whilst the group take advantage of award winning guided tours. Be amazed by giant lily pads in the Waterlily House; delve into a tropical rainforest in the Palm House and travel through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Kew Gardens has the world’s largest and most diverse botanical collections under its care. Discover details on group visits at www.kew.org .

Feel regal at The Royal Landscape Savill Garden

The Savill Garden is a place of beauty where groups can wander through interconnecting gardens and woodland. Every garden has its own distinctive feature, showcasing seasonal and vibrant plants enhancing the beautiful scenery. Discounted Group Rates are available; with a variety of group packages on offer. Visit www.theroyallandscape.co.uk to learn more about Savill Gardens excellent facilities and group benefits.
 

Picturesque Penshurst Place

Create a truly memorable experience when visiting Penshurst Place and Gardens. Discover 48 acres of grounds, including an 11 acre grade 1 listed garden to explore. Groups can book a head gardeners tour, learn about the beautiful flora and fauna on display or enjoy a quintessentially English experience with a Penshurst Place Garden tour and an afternoon cream tea, served in the elegant surroundings of the Garden Restaurant with its views of the South Lawn. Groups can pre plan their visit via the online group brochure, for more information go to  www.penshurstplace.com/groups.  

Relax all year round at Nymans Country Gardens

Lose all sense of time at this peaceful country garden, surrounded by woodland, lakes and plants from all over the world. These stunning twentieth century gardens have something special for everyone, romantic ruins to be revealed, hidden foliage and beautiful views of the Susses High Weald. Pre-booked group visits can enjoy guided tours including seasonal highlights and the telling of the Nymans story with a brief history of the Messel family and how these beautiful gardens were created. The Pavilion Cafe offers delicious drinks and homemade lunches with the garden tea kiosk open daily. For group visits please see www.nationaltrust.org.uk for more info.

Get Green at West Dean

Enjoy an inspirational day out visiting West Dean Gardens - a rare oasis of beauty and tranquillity set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, near Chichester in West Sussex. With stunning views, architectural delights, exquisite planting schemes, collections of rare, unusual and classic fruit, vegetables and herbs – there is something for everyone, both the amateur and professional gardener, or those who simply love gardens! The Gardens Restaurant offers a delicious range of homemade cakes, cream teas, lunches and snacks, and the Gardens Shop sells unusual gifts, cards, gardening accessories and quality plants for your garden. Gardening courses, talks and lectures take place throughout the year, but please check the website www.westdean.org.uk/gardens  for 2015 prices. Free coach parking and gardens entry/refreshment for the driver can be made available.

Explore at Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens in the New Forest is a beautiful, 200 acre woodland garden, world-famous for hosting the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs. Offering peace, tranquillity and relaxation, a day spent at Exbury is a day spent in paradise. Echoing to the names of the famous plant hunters, explore the Gardens on foot, by Exbury's Steam Railway or on a buggy tour. Groups can hear about the hidden tales of Exbury and discover more of the Gardens with a guide, either with a Meet and Greet, a Senior Guide Tour or for the specialist interest group, a tour with the Head Gardener. Groups are well catered for at Exbury, with a choice of morning tea / coffee / biscuits, a selection of hot meals at lunchtime, and afternoon cream tea, so visit www.exbury.co.uk for more group information.

The information contained in this feature is given in good faith on the basis of information provided by TSE members. TSE cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, subsequent alterations or misinterpretations. The information within this feature was correct at the time of pulication in May 2015. It is advisable to check directly with the establishment concerned to ensure that information is still accurate and available.

                                             

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