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RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Derbyshire Gardens

The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
Chatsworth House and Derbyshire’s Hall Gardens
Haddon Hall, Thornbridge Hall, Culland Hall,
Cascades Garden and the Burrows Gardens
Staying at the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton
9 – 12 June 2020 (3 nights)

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In Derbyshire's stunning Peak District the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show has a style and content unlike other show events.  Set in the dramatic grounds of Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, a delightful mix of gardening inspiration, spectacular summer colour, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping within this magnificent setting. Your member’s tickets will be purchased to attend the first day, when the numbers are reduced from the public days that follow and will also include entry to Chatsworth House where you can see magnificent displays of art, furniture, sculptures and paintings housed in ornately decorated rooms.

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 the glorious 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 some superb Derbyshire gardens. Arrive Tuesday 9 June  before a welcome drink and dinner – check in is from 2.30 pm – in the afternoon take the opportunity to visit the Pavilion Gardens adjacent to the hotel.

Wednesday 10 June:  The gardens today include:  Cascades Gardens. Inspired by Japanese gardens, this idyllic four-acre haven has a spectacular natural landscape of cliffs, streams, waterfalls and woodland, a series of garden rooms with vibrant and unusual perennials, shrubs and trees.  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. A light lunch will be included in their small restaurant.  Haddon Hall, one of England’s finest medieval manors with a grand Tudor hall and Elizabethan terraced gardens which have been replanted recently by the award winning garden designer Arne Maynard.

Thursday 11 June: All day will be spent at the RHS Chatsworth Show and Chatsworth House. Departing early and approaching from the west normally ensures easy access.  The show opens 10 am and the house at mid-day.  There is a plant crèche for initial purchases and of course the coach will have plenty of space for storing plants.

Friday 12 June:  The final morning a private visit to Culland Hall an exceptional 4 acre garden, beautifully designed and planted over the last thirty years in wonderful rolling landscape. Then to nearby Burrows Garden. An outstanding five acre garden with immaculate lawns setting off a variety of 'garden rooms' with exotic rare plants and trees, mixing with old favourites. Light refreshments before the coach will return to Buxton for the hotel and the station by 2.30 pm

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 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.

We will advise in advance if something interesting is on at the Opera House this week’s programme not available as yet.


Price per person: £645
Single Supplement: 
£28 per night (£84)
Non-refundable deposit: £175


Nearest Station: Buxton.

Car Parking possible outside the hotel – reduced cost via hotel reception.

Old Hall Hotel

Old Hall Hotel
The Square, Buxton SK17 6BD


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.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance for protection against any cancellation charges, loss of deposit and other eventualities even for holidays in the United Kingdom and for emergency medical expenses and injury, death, repatriation home if travelling abroad.   Heritage Touring does not offer or sell insurance but can give assistance in locating travel insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory for all passengers travelling abroad.