19th – 23rd September 2019 – Gardens of Amiens and the Somme

Trip Includes:

  • Return crossing via Eurotunnel
  • 3 * Hotel in Amiens
  • Gardens – include Sericourt and Jardin Moulin Ventin,
  • Tour lead by husband and wife team, both professional horticulturalists
  • Garden visits are unguided to allow exploration at your own pace
  • Free time scheduled in to explore where we are based


Coach leaving Yeovil, Somerset
Depart: 19th September 2019
Return: 23rd September 2019

+ £140 single room supplement pp

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A long weekend of garden visiting brought to you in conjunction with Just for Groups!


We will depart from Yeovil at 07.00hrs and head to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing to France. On arrival there is time for a short visit to our first garden, the ‘Jardin de Beau Pays’ near Calais. We then continue to Amiens, capital of Picardy and check in to our 3*hotel, situated about 10mins walk from the Cathedral. There will be a group meal in the hotel on this evening.


As we are in the Somme region, no trip would be complete without acknowledgement of the history, so we include time at the Thiepval Visitor Centre and the impressive Lutyens’ war memorial. There is also a new garden art installation ‘Jardin de la Paix’ here. For lunch  we stop in Picardy’s “hidden pearl”, the small town of Doullens. Then in the afternoon we travel on to experience the spectacular gardens of Sericourt


In the morning we will take a wonderful boat tour of Les Hortillonages – the ‘floating gardens’; the rest of the morning is free for you to explore the sights of Amiens: old quarter, Notre Dame Cathedral with its ‘crying angel’ or the house of Jules Verne perhaps. There is also a Saturday morning market in the Saint Leu old quarter. In the afternoon we take a short drive to visit the Jardin Moulin Ventin, which will be looking exceptionally splendid with its beautiful autumn colours


Today we head out towards the coast, stopping at the small Ville of Long! There we visit the Chateau gardens, before travelling on to the lovely medieval town of St Valery-sur-Somme, with time for lunch in one of the many cafes, a visit the Herbarium et Fruticetum garden or walk along the picturesque waterside promenade. For the afternoon our garden visit is the Japanese inspired, Jardin de la LY, before returning to our hotel in Amiens


Time for our return journey, but not before stopping at Les Maison des Champs on route, and arriving in Yeovil approximately  20.30pm.

What’s included in the price?

  • Coach travel to and from Yeovil . Regular comfort stops with on-board refreshments for sale.
  • Eurotunnel crossing 
  • Four nights B&B in a 3* Hotel
  • Hotel breakfasts and one group meal all other meals are extra.
  • Garden and attraction entrance. 

*Trip is likely to book up quickly, so please get in touch if you want to join the fun!