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Eighth International Rock Garden Conference Tours

Tour 1 - Gardens of the South West

 

Two Pre Conference tours are being offered, both will be led Christopher Bailes, Curator of the RHS Garden Rosemoor.  

Tour 1 - Gardens in the South West from Monday April 4th – Sunday  April 10th

The tour will start from Bristol and visit many of the great gardens in the South West and finish at the RHS Garden at Wisley to look behind the scenes and enjoy the 50th Anniversary Rock Garden. Travel will be by coach with Bed and Breakfast at comfortable hotels- I night each at Barnstaple Hotel, Moorland Hotel, Pier House Hotel, and the Holiday Inn, Guildford and 2 nights at the Falmouth Hotel.

Gardens to be included in the tour will be, RHS Rosemoor, Marwood Hill Garden, The Garden House, Wildside Garden and Nursery, Tregrehan, Trewithen, Trellissick(NT), Glendurgan(NT), and RHS Wisley.

 

Cost £600. 

For persons wishing to book both tours the cost will be  £1000

Single Supplement £25 per night

 

For more detailed information please contact the AGS Centre, +44(0)1386 554790   or www.alpinegardensociety.net 

 

For more informations about the gardens click in the  links below.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

Marwood Hill Garden

The Garden House

Wildside Garden and Nursery

Tregrehan House

Trewithen Gardens

Trelissick

Glendurgan

Wisley

Blackthorn  Tour 2 - Gardens of the South East and East Anglia

Two Pre Conference tours are being offered, both will be led Christopher Bailes, Curator of the RHS Garden Rosemoor.  

 

 

 

Sue & Robin White’s garden      

 Sunday April 10th – Thursday April 14th 

The tour will leave from Wisley on April 10th and visit mostly private gardens in the South East and East Anglia before heading north to visit the AGS Centre Garden at Pershore and another private garden and nursery before driving on to the Conference in Nottingham on April 14th. Travel will again be by coach with Bed and Breakfast at comfortable hotels to include 2 nights at Holiday Inn, Guildford, 1 night Holiday Inn, Colchester, I night en route to AGS Pershore., tbc.

Gardens to be included in the tour will be RHS Wisley, Robin & Sue White’s Daphnetum  & garden, Peter Erskine’s Vale Cottage garden, Davis Hazelgrove’s Pelham House garden, Rod and Jane Leeds’ Chestnuts garden, Beth Chatto’s garden and nursery, Kit Grey Wilson’s Red Lion House garden, AGS Pershore and John Massey’s garden and Nursery at Ashwoods.

 

Cost £440. Single Supplement £25 per night

For persons wishing to book both tours the cost will be -  £1000

 

For more detailed information please contact the AGS Centre, +44(0)1386 554790   or www.alpinegardensociety.net 

 

For more informations about some of the gardens click in the  links below. 

RHS Wisley

Beth Chatto Garden and Nursery

Ashwoods

Post Conference Scottish Tours

Working closely with our friends in the Scottish Rock Garden Club we offer two tours visiting Scottish gardens, some large and some small private gardens but all with much to interest AGS members. 

  

Tour 1 - Gardens of  Western Scotland

Monday April 18th – Saturday April 23rd 

Tour Leader -  Mike and Sue Thornley

The tour  will leave the Nottingham Conference Centre and head north to Edinburgh for four days visiting fantastic west coast gardens, before returning to the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Travel will be by coach with Bed and Breakfast at comfortable hotels, 2 nights Edinburgh and 3 nights at Inverary.  

Gardens to be included in the itinerary include, Glenarn, Crarae, Torosay Castle on the Isle of Mull, Duart Castle, Arduaine, An Cala, Benmore and Eckford and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It is also hoped to visit one or two alpine nurseries in the Borders en route from Nottingham to Edinburgh

Cost £620.                                                                                

Single Supplement £25 per night.         

Please note that it is possible to book an extra night at the Conference accommodation before starting this tour. Book an extra night when booking for the Conference. 

For people taking both tours, the cost will be £1190

For both tours it is important that participants are comfortable walking reasonable distances each day with some uphill sites included. 

 Please contact AGS Centre, +44 (0)1386 554790  or www.alpinegardensociety.net for more detailed information.  

 

For more information on the larger gardens to be visited, please use these links

 

 

Glenarn Garden

Crarae Garden 

Duart Castle   

Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull

Arduaine Garden

An Cala Garden

Benmore Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

Post Conference

Scottish Tours

Tour 2 - Gardens of Eastern Scotland

Tour Leader - Ian Christie

Saturday April 23rd to Thursday April 28th

The Eastern tour  will leave Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh to visit many gardens, large and small on the eastern side of Scotland before returning to Nottingham. Travel will be by coach with 4 nights Bed and Breakfast at a comfortable hotel in Perth, and one night in Edinburgh.

Gardens it is hoped will be included in the itinerary are, Cluny, the Explorers Garden, Glendoick, Margaret and Henry Taylor’s garden, Cambo, Evelyn  & Lewis Stevens' garden, Sandy and Anne Leven’s garden, Cyril Lafong’s garden, Branklyn and Kevock Garden and Nursery.  It is also hoped to drop in at the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland, Edradour to sample a wee dram and to stop at one or two nurseries on the return journey to Nottingham.

Cost £615

Single Supplement £25 per night.

 For people taking both tours, the cost will be £1190.

 For both tours it is important that participants are comfortable walking reasonable distances each day with some uphill sites included. 

 Please contact AGS Centre, +44 (0)1386 554 790 or www.alpinegardensociety.net for more detailed information.  Link to Prospectus area needed.

For more information on the larger gardens to be visited, please use these links. 

Cluny House Garden

Explorers Garden

Glendoick Gardens

Cambo House Gardens

Branklyn Garden

Kevock Garden

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