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Gardens of Suffolk - Lavenham & the National Stud

Bury St Edmunds

Sun 14 to Thu 18 May 2022: A 5 Day Coach Holiday to Gardens of Suffolk with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 14th to Thursday 18th May 2023


A stroll around a country garden or parkland in springtime in Suffolk will always leave you inspired.  On this tour we include visits to three of regions most popular gardens and a visit to the historic medieval village of Lavenham.


Look What's Included:

  •  Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Entrance to Fullers Mill Garden

  • Entrance to Kentwell Hall Garden

  • Guided tour of the National Stud at Newmarket

  • Chippenham Park Gardens with afternoon Cream Tea


Not included: All lunches


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Departing Henley we journey to Suffolk where we pause at Fullers Mill Garden - an enchanting and tranquil waterside and woodland garden, situated on the banks of the River Lark at West Stow in Suffolk.
It combines a beautiful site of light dappled woodland with a fabulous collection of rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants, collected over the course of 50 years by the creator of the garden Bernard Tickner. From here, it is a short drive to our hotel where we arrive in time for dinner and our 4-night stay.


Today we visit Lavenham. Known as England's best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk's important wool towns, you can spend time exploring one of the most picturesque villages in England. Later, we visit Kentwell Hall Gardens - a romantic, moated, mellow red brick Tudor mansion in a tranquil parkland setting.


This morning we discover Newmarket with an exclusive behind the scenes, 90-minute guided tour by coach and on foot, of the National Stud. The tour explores the beautiful 500-acre stud farm and focus on introducing visitors to the history and purpose of The National Stud as a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation. We'll then make our way to Newmarket town where we have some free time to explore before returning to our hotel with time to relax before dinner this evening.


A morning at leisure in Bury St Edmunds with its famous Abbey Gardens, connections with Dickens and The Nutshell, reputedly the smallest pub in the country. In the afternoon we visit Chippenham Park Gardens - a thriving family estate. The house, gardens, and park were created at the very end of the 17th century. The gardens have been awarded the highest two-star rating by the Good Gardens Guide and are notable for their superb formal and informal borders, lakes and woodland walks. (Afternoon Cream Tea included)


After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home

Your Hotel


4* The Angel Hotel Bury St Edmunds  

Built in 1452, the award-winning Angel Hotel is on one of the prettiest squares in the country, opposite the Abbey Gardens. With 77 rooms the hotel offers traditional Georgian elegance and charm, mixed with modern design. Located 5 minutes from the town centre the hotel features an a la carte restaurant serving meals of British cuisine. The hotel has been visited by kings, queens, actors and writers. One such guest was Charles Dickens, who mentioned the Angel Hotel in The Pickwick Papers.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Sun 14 – Thu 18 May 2023                              

4 Nights                



Departs 9.30am

Returns 4.00pm



Single Room: £119

Holiday Insurance: £31


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.


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