Visit beautiful gardens, stunning parks and the most sought-after flower shows.
Mon 3rd Feb 2020: Discover Ashdown Forest and its wild heaths and moors. Learn how the landscape was once filled with ancient forest trees that were felled for the iron industry and see the UK’s longest row of medieval houses in the market town of East Grinstead.
Tues 17th Sept 2019: Discover Bateman's, a seventeenth century house with a twentieth century garden made by Rudyard Kipling, who lived here between 1902-36. Explore the beautiful gardens that surround this beautiful old stone house with an orchard, herb garden, wildflower meadow and pond. Just a short stroll by the river reveals a watermill and beyond that there are farmland walks.
Wed 2nd Oct 2019: This was the family home of Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms and gardens remain much as they did when he lived there and contain personal memorabilia, books and family photographs. The beautiful terraced gardens contain Lady Churchill's Rose Garden and there are lakes created by Churchill.
Wed 18th Mar 2020: Chiswick House is one of the earliest examples of Neo-Classical design in England and it’s gardens are the birthplace of the English Landscape movement. Step inside, as part of the Guided House Tour, to see architecture inspired by ancient Rome with key items of designer furniture as well as a rich collection of Old Master paintings.
Wed 26th Feb 2020: Discover beautiful landscapes with glasshouses with such a vast range of rare and beautiful plants, there is plenty to see. We visit during the Orchid Festival, a spectacular display of colour. Explore the exotic world of orchids and tropical plants and find out about the importance of these beautiful and diverse species.
Sun 15th Sept 2019: Discover Longleat! The skies above Wiltshire are set to be filled with dozens of spectacular hot air balloons as Longleat stages its annual Sky Safari extravaganza. Following on from the popularity of last year's event, organisers are hoping this year's will be the largest annual event of its kind in the UK with over 100 balloons scheduled to take part.
Sat 28th Sept 2019: Malvern's annual pageant of food, fruit, forestry and flowers gives a flavour of the countryside at its autumnal best. Enjoy the rich coloured blooms of the Gardening Show. Marvel at giant vegetable exhibits and relish the taste of homemade food and wine.
Thurs 17th Oct 2019: We travel direct to Sheffield Park Station, to enjoy a delightful return steam hauled train ride on the Bluebell Railway travelling through the picturesque Sussex countryside from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead. We then transfer to the magnificent informal landscapes of Sheffield Park Garden (NT).
Tues 3rd Dec 2019: Accompanied by our very knowledgeable resident bird expert Ashley Grove, come with us to the Welney Wetland Centre. This is a fantastic day out that offers you the chance to get close to some amazing wildlife, while enjoying stunning winter scenery. Enjoy watching thousands of wading birds, flocks of ducks and geese as well as spotting barn owls, hares and bats.