FRIDAY 15 APRIL TO THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2016
Now running for it’s 12 season!
A taste of magical Cornwall. The valleys and islands of the Cornish peninsula contain some of the finest plantsman gardens in Europe. Tresco Abbey, in the Isles of Scilly, is world famous for its sub-tropical botanical garden. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the valley of Trebah are rich in rare trees and rhododendrons, tree ferns and palms which create dramatic gardens to explore through changing levels and panoramas. In St Ives the Hepworth Sculpture Garden gives visitors rich cultural experiences connecting art with the sea. Each garden has its own micro-climate and horticultural treasure and demonstrates the success of Victorian plant hunting expeditions as well as modern hybridisation. Together with the Eden Project, they make an unforgettable study tour for plant lovers from all over the world.
“Some of the most magical gardens in the world are about space and about placing something within the space that makes perfect sense of the light or framing the view or whatever is there.” Dan Pearson (Garden Designer)
Price: £1,290; single room supplement £190. (Tresco supplement Friday 22 April £280)
The package includes:
- Six nights bed and breakfast (B&B)/hotel, private guest house accommodation in Charlestown
- Five evening meals in different selected restaurants
- Garden briefing; small-group discussion on garden-related themes
- Transport and garden admission
- Expert guide accompanying every excursion
- Newquay Airport transfers
- Personal & baggage insurance (see Terms)
“TO MAKE A GREAT GARDEN ONE MUST HAVE A GREAT IDEA OR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.” GEORGE SITWELL 1908
|TBA||Arrivals Newquay Airport or St Austell railway station. Transfer to Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown
|Saturday 16/4||THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN|
Visit to the romantic and celebrated The Lost Gardens of Heligan (www.heligan.com)
Lunch at Heligan (garden produce)
|Afternoon||Afternoon Depart for Fowey.
Visit to the picturesque Cornish port of Fowey
|Evening||Dinner Sam’s on the Beach, Polkerris.|
|Sunday 17/4||TREMENHEERE & CHYGURNO|
Depart for Penzance and the gardens of Land’s End (Cornwall’s south west peninsular).
Tremenheere is a new sculpture garden with large scale sub-tropical planting and dramatic views of Mount’s Bay (www.tremenheere.co.uk)
Lunch at Tremenheere.
|Afternoon||Visit to the characteristic fishing port of Mousehole en route to the dramatic cliff-side gardens of Chygurno|
|Monday 18/4||EDEN PROJECT & LAMORRAN|
Exploration of The Eden Project(www.edenproject.com)
|Afternoon||Visit the private garden of Lamorran near the yachting port of St Mawes (www.lamorrangardens.co.uk)|
|Evening||Dinner Nare Head Hotel overlooking Carne Beach|
|Tuesday 19/4||ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT & ST IVES|
Depart for Marazion and St Michael’s Mount (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/st-michaels-mount)
Guided tour of the Mount Garden.
Return ferry to Marazion and train to St Ives.
Visit to Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden (www.tate.org.uk)
Free time in St Ives
|Evening||Evening meal in St Ives (Dinner price not included)|
|Wednesday 20/4||TREBAH & TRELISSICK|
Depart for the Valley Garden of Trebah (www.trebahgarden.co.uk)
Lunch at Trebah
|Afternoon||Visit to the Garden of Trelissick (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick) via Come To Good Quaker Meeting House|
|Evening||Farewell dinner Charlestown|
For course participants wishing to visit the Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly, the course is extended by one day and night. Supplementary fee. Minimum group three persons.
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.