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The Cornwall Spring Flower Show With Tresco’s Mike Nelhams

3 Nightsfrom £415.00 pp

Join Mike as he visits three of his favourite Cornish Gardens, which will be in their full spring flowering glory.

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The Cornwall Spring Flower Show is one of the first events of the English gardening year, a colourful treat to look forward to at the end of winter. Join us on this exclusive and very personal short break with Mike Nelhams, the curator of Tresco’s Abbey Gardens, which also features some of his favourite gardens in Cornwall.

Hosted by Boconnoc Gardens, the show is an exuberant display of camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs and produces a brilliantly colourful spectacle. We also visit three gardens which will be in their full spring flowering glory - Trewidden, a historic Victorian garden with magnolias, camellias and tree ferns; Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, a major new attraction with dramatic vistas which provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting, interwoven with contemporary art installations.

Accommodation is provided at the 3-star Best Western Penmere Manor Hotel.  Set in five acres of beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Falmouth the hotel boasts an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.

Tour Highlights
  • Gardening excellence and local produce at the Cornwall Spring Flower Show
  • Masses of magnolias and camellias at Trewidden
  • Art and gardens in harmony at Tremenheere

For further background information you may like to look at the following websites:

http://www.trebahgarden.co.uk/

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden/
http://www.penmeremanorhotel.co.uk/

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Tour Itinerary Back to top of page

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Friday 31 March 2017
Travel independently to Cornwall and make your way to the Penmere Manor Hotel.

Dinner will be served in the evening followed by a presentation from Mike Nelhams on the challenges and rewards of gardening in Cornwall, with an insight into why Trewidden, Tremenheere, St Michael’s Mount and Boconnoc are among his favourite gardens.

Saturday 1 April 2017
Today following breakfast we will enjoy a full day at the Cornwall Spring Flower Show in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc House. The theme for 2017 will be Celebrating Cornish Excellence where exuberant displays of camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs and trees produce a brilliantly colourful spectacle of the highest quality showcasing Cornish talent, Cornish gardens and Cornish produce.  

We return to our hotel for dinner.

Sunday 2 April 2017
This morning following breakfast we depart for a visit to the private garden of Trewidden, a historic Victorian garden with a collection of over 300 magnolias and camellias and one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe. A maze of paths leads round this peaceful garden which also features tender, rare and exotic plantings, water features and specimen trees.

We continue to the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, a major new attraction in West Cornwall which opened mid-September 2012. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of high quality contemporary art installations.

Dinner will be served back at our hotel in the evening.

Monday 3 April 2017
This morning after breakfast we check out of the hotel and travel independently home or continue on your extended holiday.

It will be possible to extend your stay in Cornwall either at the Penmere Manor Hotel or alternatively follow Mike back to Tresco, which of course is home to Mike’s absolute favourite garden - his own Abbey Gardens. Please ask for more details and prices to suit your personal requirements.

What's Included Back to top of page

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  • 3 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the 3 Star Penmere Manor Hotel, Falmouth. All rooms have private facilities
  • Evening presentation by Mike Nelhams
  • Comfortable coaching on Day 2 and 3
  • Entry to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show and visits to the gardens of Trewidden and Tremenheere

Supplements Per Person Back to top of page

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  • Single room supplement            £75.00
  • Insurance                                  £21.00 (under 65); £42.00 (65-74); £63.00 (75-90)
  • Additional nights at the hotel or packages to Tresco available on request

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