Gardens of Cotes-d’Armor
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A leisurely relaxed long weekend with interesting gardens and good company, staying on the outskirts of the historical town of Morlaix
Coach leaving Yeovil, Somerset with pick ups in Exeter and Plymouth.
Depart: 7th Sept 2017
Return: 10th Sept 2017
£295 per person
+ £65 single room supplement pp
What’s included in the price?
A leisurely relaxed long weekend with interesting gardens and good company, staying on the outskirts of the historical town of Morlaix, we will be visiting six beautiful gardens in the area and be having leisurely lunch stops in local towns. We will be traveling by coach from Yeovil, with pick ups on route, and catching the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff. There will be an overnight and an afternoon crossing. The price includes coach, ferry hotel and one meal in the hotel.
Les Jardins de Kerfouler – opened in 2014 and created by a Dutch couple around their 200 year old Breton farmhouse; it has an international flavour – including North Africa and Thailand. There are colour themed gardens, a vegetable patch and for art lovers- the Green Gallery.
Chateau de la Roche Jagu, situated high above a bend in the River Trieux with a magnificent viewpoint. Surrounding the chateau is a fine example of a medieval garden and the park beyond has several terraces. The fitter amongst us may make the brisk walk down to the river (and back up) with time for a patisserie at the café.
Les Jardins de Kerdalo; in a sheltered valley surrounding a Manor house, Peter Wolonsky, the ‘painter prince’, created the gardens between 1965 and 1997. They extend to 17 hectares and have been filled with thousands of plants over the years from nurseries large and small, many from the UK. Four squares, a valley and an Italian grotto all need exploring.
Le Kestellic, a hidden gem, with a petit but magnificent manor house; a lush garden with a wide range of plants many exotic – including bananas! There are seven hectares of garden to explore here, with views of the River Jaudy.
Roscoff Exotic and Botanical Garden has many plants from the southern hemisphere which thrive in the balmy air of the Breton coast. Here we can see cactus and succulents growing in a polytunnel, and outside an impressive collection of bottle brushes, eucalypts, restios, red hot pokers and Proteas amongst others.
EGBC reserve the right to change the gardens or the itinerary if necessary!
*Trip is likely to book up quickly, so please get in touch if you want to join the fun!