Glorious Gardens Easton, Biddulph Grange & Trentham

Wednesday 13th to
Friday 15th September 2017
Staying at The Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton
Twin Room - £319pp
Single Room - £379pp

2 Nights Diner, Bed & Breakfast, coach travel & all admissions are included

Pickups from Stanway, Braintree, Halstead, Lavenham & Bury St Edmunds

Travelling with Kings Coaches of Stanway

Day 1 - Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham

Easton Walled Gardens was described by President Franklin Roosevelt as a `Dream of Nirvana.... almost too good to be true“. 50 years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. 100 years later see the ongoing revival of these magnificent gardens. Funded privately (with the support of visitors) this garden experience is like no other.

2 Nights at the 4*Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.

All bedrooms are en-suite with electronic locks, hospitality tray, hair dryer, radio alarm, telephone and satellite reception televisions. Wireless internet is available both in the rooms and in the public areas.
The restaurant is award winning and is well known throughout the region.

Day 2 - Biddulph Grange

This garden is an amazing Victorian garden created by James & Maria Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world, with Edward Cook the marine painter . A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China, a re-creation of a Himalayan glen, a Scottish Glen as well as an ice house and fountain in Mrs Bateman's Garden.
The garden features collections of rhododendrons, summer bedding displays, a stunning dahlia walk and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China in the 1850's. The Geological Gallery shows how Bateman reconciled geology and theology.


Day 3 - Trentham

At the centre of Trentham Gardens is the mile long, Capability Brown designed, Trentham Lake. Take the circularlakeside walk all the way round as it takes you aside the River Trent, by the bird hide, through the cascading weir and along atmospheric woodland trails, featuring vast NEW meadows by Nigel Dunnett and the team who were responsible for the stunning wildflower plantings at the Olympic Park.
These celebrate the centenary of Capability Brown with schemes chosen for seasonal interest and environmental suitability. Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around the lake, and through the woodland, maze and gardens where the Fairies at Trentham live.

Terms and Conditions

1. A £100 deposit is required within 14 days of booking. This is non-refundable.
The final balance due by June 2017.
Payments to be made out to A&Tventures Ltd
& sent to 25 Bourchier Way, Halstead, Essex CO9 1AY
Bacs details: Sort Code: 20-97-40, Account No: 53123529

2. Cancellation: Bookings cancelled between 6 to 12 weeks of the date of arrival will be charged 50% of the booking, less than 6 weeks and the full cost will be forfeited.
If we are able to resell your place a full refund will be given.

3. All prices quoted are per person on a half-board basis. All coach travel and admission prices are included & drivers tip.
National Trust Members may reduce the price by £7, but must inform us on booking & this will be charged if they do not produce their card at Biddulp Grange.

4. Please advice of any dietary requirements on booking. All drinks must be paid for and any other extras before departing the hotel. The hotel is non-smoking.

5. We reserve the right to change the itinerary if necessary, but will only do so by circumstances out of our control. Holiday insurance is advisable.

6. A&Tventures Ltd normal terms and conditions apply.

Annette & Tracy will not be accompanying this trip

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