16th – 21st May 2019 – Northern Ireland – gardens, coast and much more!

Trip Includes:

  • 2 short day crossing between Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • 3* Hotel in Newtonards and Premier Inn on outward and return journey
  • Visits to Giants Causeway and 9 top quality garden
  • 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

£580 pp

Coach leaving Yeovil, Somerset
Depart: 8am Thursday 16th May 2018
Return: 6pm Sunday 21st May 2018

+ £130 single room supplement pp

+ £21.50 for Non National Trust members pp

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A leisurely 6-day break visiting a selection of beautiful gardens in Northern Ireland with additional garden visits on route!

 


Thursday

Leaving Yeovil at 8am and stopping at Spetchley Park Gardens nr. Worcester and Arley Hall, Cheshire on route to our overnight stop at Premier Inn Kendal Central, with free time in  the evening in town.

Friday

We drive to Logan Botanic Gardens on the Rhins of Galloway, before taking the ferry to Larne and on to the Strangford Arms Hotel, Newtownards. Group evening meal on arrival.

Saturday

A morning visit to the newly restored Hillsborough Royal Palace Gardens. Lunch in the village followed by a visit to Rowallane Gardens NT. Evening free to explore Newtownards.

Sunday

In the morning we will visit the iconic Giants Causeway, before driving along the Antrim coastal route to Glenarm Walled Garden, with time for lunch in the Castle tearoom. On our way back to the hotel we will stop at Ballyrobert garden and nursery. Evening free to explore Newtownards.

Monday

We will catch the mid-morning ferry to Scotland, stopping at ‘the artists’ town’, of Kirkcudbright with its cafés and gallery’s and Broughton House & Garden NTS. Overnight at a Premier Inn near Carlisle.

Tuesday

Final day stopping at “the garden makeover of the century” Trentham Gardens on route with time for lunch before arriving back in Yeovil at approx. 6pm.

What’s included in the price?

  • Coach travel to and from Yeovil with maximum of one pick-ups on route. Regular comfort stops with on-board refreshments for sale.
  • Daytime ferry travel from Stranraer to Northern Ireland and back.
  • Three nights B&B in a 3* Hotel with private facilities in Newtownards and Premier Inn hotels on way up and back. Breakfast is include in the Hotel, and one group meal in Newtonards  – all other meals are extra.
  • Garden and attraction entrance tickets to Non National Trust Properties. National Trust properties free to members, non members  additional £21.50.

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