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Summer Gardens of Cornwall

Summer Gardens of Cornwall

Visit some of the oldest and most renowned gardens in Cornwall combined with some of the unique sights of this beautiful county


Visit some of the oldest and most renowned gardens in Cornwall combined with some of the unique sights of this beautiful county

Summer comes early to Cornwall and by August the many famous gardens of this county are fully developed and brim-full of colour and life.  This tour visits some of the oldest and most renowned gardens in Cornwall and some of the unique sights of the county. A busy week making the most of the available time, it should appeal to non-gardeners too.  Stroll and enjoy the summer displays, imbibe the scents, explore and contemplate…..


Sunday - Morning departure from Dorset to Tintagel, a spectacular village set on the rugged north Cornish coast - steeped in myths and legend: birthplace of King Arthur and home of the wizard Merlin? After time for sights and lunch continue to our hotel at St Agnes.

Monday - The morning is at leisure in pretty little St Agnes. Afternoon to Trebah Gardens, a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop - the result of 160 years of inspired creation. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden that runs down to the private beach. Guided tour included.

Tuesday - Visit Penzance, a popular resort draped in sub-tropical plants with much to interest the visitor. After lunch to Trengwainton Garden just outside the town - this 25 acre garden has something to inspire everyone around each corner including a walled kitchen garden which is reputed to be built to the dimensions of Noah's Ark. Guided tour included.

Wednesday - Morning in Falmouth, a busy port for over 400 years with many attractions and a charming mix of shops, museums and galleries. At 1:00 pm join a 30 minute boat cruise from Falmouth up the River Fal to Trelissick Gardens. Beautifully positioned at the head of the Fal Estuary the estate commands panoramic views. At its heart is the relatively new garden off less than 200 years, constantly evolving with new planting and fresh - Guided tour included. The coach will drive around and meet you at the gardens for return to St Agnes.

Thursday - No holiday to Cornwall is complete without a visit to the iconic village of St Ives, whose gaily coloured cottages appear to tumble over each other down to the sea. Enjoy the award winning beaches, famous art galleries, the maze of cobbled streets in the old village or maybe take a boat trip to view the seal colony off-shore.

Friday - Head homewards - stopping at Buckfast Abbey for lunch and entry to the Abbey Gardens. Return to Dorset by late afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Rosemundy House Hotel, ST AGNES

A family run hotel set in four acres of secluded gardens and woodlands in the quaint village of St Agnes – this elegant Queens Anne residence dates back to the 1780s.  Extensively refurbished and upgraded to three star standard, you are assured a comfortable stay with attentive and friendly service.  All bedrooms are individually decorated and provide private bathroom, central heating, colour television and tea tray.  Three comfortable lounges and a well stocked bar provide space for relaxation.  The “Tom Noggi” restaurant is very highly regarded and offers a varied menu using fresh local ingredients.  A long-standing Bluebird favourite hotel.


TOUR PRICE: £549.00 Per Person

Single room supplement: £50.00


Price Includes: All coach travel, 5 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Trebah Gardens with guide, Entry to Trengwainton Gardens with guide, Entry to Trelissick Gardens with guide, River Fal boat cruise, Entry to Buckfast Abbey Gardens, VAT

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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