Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds is the stunning Painswick Rococo Gardens. Famous for its snowdrop display, the gardens are a fascinating step back to a flamboyant period of English garden design. We also visit the city of Bath (with guided tour) and Batsford Arboretum, famed for trees which originate in Japan and China.
The 4 star Best Western Premier Collection Blunsdon House Hotel is located on the outskirts of Swindon. It is set in 30 acres of Wiltshire countryside, with very high standards and facilities include an indoor pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, minibar and Wi-Fi. The lovely restaurant offers good fresh food and there are also 3 bars to relax in. There is a lift.
We travel South via the main roads and motorways to Painswick Rococo Gardens, set in a hidden Cotswold valley. We include a short talk on the history of snowdrop cultivation and their link to the Rococo Garden. We continue to the Best Western Blunsdon House Hotel near Swindon for 2 nights half board accommodation.
We travel to Bath, with its Georgian terraces, original Roman spa and picturesque setting on the banks of the River Avon. Here we include a guided coach tour before free time to explore this historic city.
A morning visit to Batsford Arboretum and Wild Garden, home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country. In Spring the arboretum bursts into new life with delicate snowdrops, bright yellow aconites and hellebores. Departing early afternoon, we travel home via the main roads and motorways.
2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Services of guide in Bath.
Excursions - entry to Painswick Rococo Gardens & Batsford Arboretum.
DEPOSIT: £20.00 per person
Single supplement: £40.00