RHS – Rosemoor

2 nights starting from
£439

  • Late opening with guided tour and dinner at RHS Rosemoor

  • Magical Hestercombe – with gardens designed by Gertude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens

  • Private lakeside gardens at Marwood Hill

  • Cothay Manor Gardens – selected by the Telegraph as one of their “20 best gardens in Britain”

  • Arlington Court – owned by the same family for 500 years

Travel Editions have teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society to offer a special tour featuring RHS Rosemoor with a special evening package not normally available to the public. Our tour to Rosemoor in Devon includes a guided tour, prosecco and dinner with wine with late viewing of the garden. We’ll also visit the gardens at Arlington Court, Cothay Manor, Hestercombe and Marwood Hill for a two-night tour packed with botanic delights, guided by David Hurrion.

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23 - July - 2020 £ 439.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive independently at the Holiday Inn Taunton from 15.00. Welcome reception, dinner with wine and introductory talk from your horticulturalist tour guide.

Day 2: Cothay Manor Gardens, Hestercombe Gardens and RHS Rosemoor.
Morning visit to Cothay Manor Gardens, set in twelve magical acres with the backdrop of a magnificent manor house dating back to the 15th century. In 2012 the Daily Telegraph included them in their “20 best gardens in Britain”. Spanning three centuries of design, the 50 acres of gardens at Hestercombe are comprised of the Victorian Shrubbery, the Georgian Landscape Garden and the Edwardian Formal Gardens, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Then it’s back to the hotel for a refreshing short break before heading to Rosemoor, the Royal Horticultural Gardens in Devon, where you will enjoy a guided tour with free time to explore before a welcome prosecco and three-course dinner with wine.

Day 3: Marwood Hill Gardens and Arlington Court.
Our first visit of the day is to the 20-acre private garden with three lakes at Marwood Hill, created by Dr Jimmy Smart VMH in the 1950s with wonderful plant collections and designed very much with wildlife in mind. After time for lunch (not included) we will head to the National Trust’s Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum which has been occupied by the same family for some 500 years with lovely pleasure gardens, Victorian gardens, house and carriage collection. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.30.

NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour managers discretion.

Please note: Post tour extra nights are available at a supplement.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 39 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast at the three-star Holiday Inn Taunton, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • Private three-course dinner with wine
  • Guided tour, prosecco and dinner with wine at RHS Rosemoor
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Coach touring itinerary and tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to the hotel is not included
  • Double for sole use supplement 
  • Extra nights on bed & breakfast basis 
  • Holiday insurance 
  • Meals other than those stated 
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc 
  • Porterage and gratuities

HOTEL

Holiday Inn, Taunton

Modern, four-star hotel, conveniently located close to the M5 on the outskirts of Taunton.  Facilities include bar, restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, gym and comnfoprtable bedrooms with all modern amenities.  Parking: complimentary.

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I really enjoyed that trip, revelling in all those beautiful plants, and listening to David. Delightful. It made a lovely change to buildings. The hotel was fine, well looked after and clean. When I walked into my room, two things hit me, it was a fairly big room in a time-warp decor wise! and there was quite a strong old pillow smell. As I had a choice of beds I didnt do anything about it. I can`t remember when my next trip is. Im probably waiting for the UK brochure.

Review by Anonymous who travelled 08-August-2019


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David Hurrion our tour guide was superb . He was very organised but in a quiet and unhurried way , full of interesting information and coped brilliantly when 2 of our destinations were shut due to high winds . I would certainly go with him again .

Review by Anonymous who travelled 08-August-2019


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Seemed a large coach for the very narrow Devon lanes!

Review by who travelled 26-July-2018


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Three garden visits in one day is rather too much. It meant we only had an hour to see the garden at Rosemoor - my main reason for joining the trip. The coach was adequate but the seat belts were extremely uncomfortable.

Review by Harvey who travelled 26-July-2018


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Review by Foreman who travelled 26-July-2018


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You surpassed yourself this time! The accommodation was far more in keeping with what I have come to expect from Travel Editions (my experience on the Loire Valley trip has already been relayed to you). The only failing on the part of Best Western Tiverton was the lack of prunes at breakfast. Several people commented upon this. The choice of gardens was terrific - Rosemoor being the highlight without doubt. David was a model of calm and provided just the right amount of information and support. (He wasn't as good as Sandra about advising us about toilet facilities but she was exemplary! ) He was very patient with the needy members of the group. This was definitely one of the most successful TE tours I have taken - at every level.

Review by Walton who travelled 26-July-2018


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