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Pre Eighth International Conference Tour to English Gardens


Gardens of the South East  & East Anglia


One Pre Conference tour is being offered, led Chris Bailes, Curator of the RHS Garden Rosemoor, who not only has vast experience as a plantsman, but has also led many successful tours.  You will also have the benefit of an experienced Tour Manager ensuring that all goes smoothly.

The South Eastern and East Anglian Tour  - will visit 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 Ashwoods Nursery and John Massey’s private garden before driving on to the Conference in Nottingham on April 14th.

Cost £440. Single Supplement £25 per night

All tour prices include:

Travel by coach.

Twin bedded accommodation in comfortable hotels with en-suite facilities.

Breakfast is included on all days.

All entry fees to gardens

Services of leaders

NB. Lunches and dinner are not included but there will be a choice of places to eat at each overnight stop.


Health and Fitness

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




  Itinerary Tour 2 –

Gardens of the South East and East Anglia





Vale Cottage Garden





April 10th             RHS Wisley (behind the scenes) and the

                             50th Anniversary Rock Garden

                             Overnight at Holiday Inn, Guildford

April 11th           Vale Cottage Garden  (Peter Erskine)           

                           and Daphnetum at Blackthorn (Robin & Sue White)

                           Overnight at Holiday Inn, Guildford

April 12th           Pelham House Garden (David Hazelgrove) and 

                            Chestnuts (Rod and Jane Leeds) - see ‘The Alpine      

                            Gardener ‘ June 2006.

                            Overnight at Holiday Inn, Colchester

April 13th            Beth Chatto’s Garden and Nursery

                            Red Barn House (Kit Grey Wilson)

                            Overnight at Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon

April 14th            AGS Garden, Pershore, and John Massey’s Garden                                                                             at Ashwood’s Nursery

                            Arrive at the Conference Centre in time for

                            Registration  and tea.




Please contact AGS Centre, +44 (0)1386 554 790 or for  any further  information you may need.

To add your name to the waiting list for this tour contact






RHS Wisley

Ashwoods Nursery

Beth Chatto Garden and Nursery

Sandra Rice
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