THE GREAT YORKSHIRE GARDEN EXPERIENCE

Sunday 23 to Saturday 29th June 2019

Yorkshire is the artist David Hockney’s home county, where the warm heart of England beats strong and fast. This is the biggest of the historic counties, the white rose county of the Shakespearean Wars of the Roses.  It has a varied and rich landscape of green farmland, chalk wolds (downs), rugged heather moor land, a stunning coastline and ancient historic cities like York itself.  It is a vast experience to explore and a garden lover’s ‘go to’ destination.

Yorkshire was also the birthplace of the sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and their artistic heritage enhances the garden landscapes of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth gallery.  In Yorkshire, architecture and garden making was financed by the wealth of wool, coal and steel.  The cultured and cultivated context of Yorkshire will create unforgettable memories and literary resonances with the Brontë oeuvre (Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre) or the contemporary landscape poetry of Simon Armitage.

Accommodation and breakfast: Hotel, York. Selected evening meals: Various restaurants still to be decided

Price: £1,650 (GBP) per person

    • English conversation classes
    • Picnic lunches
    • Transport and garden admission
    • Expert guide accompanying every visit
    • Personal & baggage insurance (please see our Terms & Conditions Page)

Day Period Activity
Sunday 23/6 ARRIVALS
Arrivals Premier Inn City of York.

Reception and dinner (venue to be arranged)

Monday 24/6 YORK
Morning Introduction to the week and briefing
Afternoon Exploration on foot of the City of York
Evening Dinner (TBA)
Tuesday 25/6 HAREWOOD HOUSE AND STUDLEY ROYAL
Morning Garden briefing and visit to Harewood House
Afternoon Visit to Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey. Return to York via Harrogate and Knaresborough
Evening Free
Wednesday 26/6 CASTLE HOWARD & MAGICAL ROSE THEATRE
Morning Garden briefing and visit to Castle Howard 
Afternoon Return to York
Evening Theatre Performance : Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, The Tempest
Thursday 27/6 SCAMPSTON & SCARBOROUGH
All day Whole day excursion to Scampston to see Piet Oudolf’s walled garden masterpiece followed by the attractive sea- side town of Scarborough with its fishing harbour, headland castle ruins and sandy beaches.
Evening Return to York after fish and chips supper
Friday 28/6 RENISHAW & THE YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK
Morning Visit to Renishaw Hall garden.
Afternoon Exploration of Yorkshire Sculpture Park  followed by Barbara Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield  
Evening Farewell Dinner (TBA)
Saturday 29/6 DEPARTURES

Manchester Language School reserves the right to change the programme according to the availability of the gardens, personnel and venues listed and substitute appropriate alternatives.

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