RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Derbyshire Gardens
The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
Chatsworth House and Derbyshire Gardens
Haddon Hall, Thornbridge Hall, Eyam Hall,
Henbury Hall and Ridgehill
Staying at the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton
6 – 9 June 2017 (3 nights)
In Derbyshire's stunning Peak District for the first time in more than a decade the RHS is embarking on a new show with a style and content unlike any of its existing events. Set in the dramatic grounds of Chatsworth House home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, it will celebrate not only the creative genius of gardeners and garden designers from the past but also the talent, ideas and conceptual thinking of today’s generation of designers. Your all day tickets for the event will also include entry to Chatsworth House where you can see magnificent displays of art, furniture, sculptures and paintings housed in ornately decorated rooms. From the grandeur of the 1st Duke's Painted Hall and State Apartments with their rich decoration and painted ceilings, to the 19th century Library, Great Dining Room and Sculpture Gallery.
Staying in Buxton in the heart of the Peak District for three nights in the historic Old Hall Hotel sited next to the opera house and Pavilion Gardens. It is reputed to be the oldest hotel in England and one time host to Mary Queen of Scots. From here together with a day spent at Chatsworth there will also be two days visiting gardens in the Peak District. Arrive Tuesday 6 June before welcome drink and dinner – check in is from 2.30 pm.
Wednesday 7 June: The gardens include: Haddon Hall, one of England’s finest medieval manors with a grand Tudor hall and Elizabethan terraced gardens. Thornbridge Hall, designed in the 1890's, the 12 acres of quintessentially English gardens originally created to produce a vision of '1000 shades of green' and are a perfect example of Victorian engineering to manipulate the landscape into a series of garden rooms. Lunch will be included in their small restaurant. Then a visit to the small Jacobean manor house at Eyam with its restored and delightful walled garden.
Thursday 8 June: All day will be spent at the RHS Chatsworth Show and Chatsworth House.
Friday 9 June: The final morning a visit to Henbury Hall set in 12 acres of undulating landscape and surrounding two magnificent lakes these gardens contain rare specimens of trees brought back from China over 100 years back, a lovely walled kitchen garden and a formal garden. Finally Ridgehill a superb garden set in the hills above Macclesfield with herbaceous borders, water features and topiary. The coach will return to Buxton and also drop at the station for those that wish around before 2.30 pm
- 3 nights’ accommodation, dinner and breakfast, lunch at Thornbridge,
- All garden entries and tickets to the RHS Show and Chatsworth House.
- Executive coaching and Heritage Touring representative.
Buxton Opera House - We will advise in advance if there is something of interest performing at the Opera House -programme not available as yet.
Price per person: £555
Single Supplement: £20 per night (£60)
Non-refundable deposit: £150
(There are only a small amount of single (doubles for sole occupancy) rooms but we will endeavour to get as many as possible).
Nearest Station: Buxton.
Car Parking possible outside the hotel – reduced cost via hotel reception.
Each tour, unless stated otherwise in the tour details, includes welcome reception, hotel accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entry fees, guided tours and tickets where appropriate, lunches and refreshments where stated, professional guide and executive coaching.
You are asked to make your own travel arrangements to join each break at the hotel listed. We are happy to give advice and where possible organise shared taxis from a rail station to the hotel and where appropriate the coach will finish a tour at the station. However we cannot take responsibility for individual travel bookings.
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