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Summer Gardens of DorsetA Garden Restoration Story for Solo Travellers

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GARDENS BOURNEMOUTH GARDENS DERBYSHIRE NEW Compton Acres The Pavilion Gardens of Buxton Summer Gardens of Dorset 4 nights HALF BOARD from 519^ Departing: May 20, June 10 (519), 2019. Holiday code: AH250. All breakfasts and dinners Three excursions with six visits Two talks Horticultural host and Saga Host Welcome drink Porterage at your hotel Cancellation cover l l l l l l A Garden Restoration Story for Solo Travellers 4 nights HALF BOARD from 599^ Departing: June 20 and July 23, 2019 (619 599). Holiday code: AH200. All breakfasts and dinners Three excursions with six visits Three garden talks Horticultural host and Saga host Welcome drink Porterage in your conference centre Cancellation cover l l l l l l See Dorset in full bloom with visits to six exquisite gardens in the company of your knowledgeable host. Your Programme Compton Acres and Cranborne: Explore the late Victorian gardens of Compton Acres whose five themed gardens provide year-round interest. Admire the wonderful Elizabethan gardens around Cranborne Manor only open for a few days each year. Minterne House gardens and Athelhampton: The 18th century woodland gardens of Minterne House feature a series of small lakes, waterfalls and streams surrounded by specimen shrubs and rare trees. The historic walled gardens of Athelhampton House have an octagonal cloister garden and the Great Court is dominated by 12 yew pyramids. Abbotsbury and Bennetts Water Garden: Once a castle kitchen garden, Abbotsbury now encompasses rare and exotic plants from around the world. Bennetts Water Garden is home of the National Plant Collection of water lilies. Queens Hotel QQQ This privately-owned 3-star hotel has 109 rooms and is ideally situated in a quiet part of Bournemouth's elegant East Cliff area, less than a mile from the town centre and Boscombe Pier. Rejoice in a horticultural feast of restored historic gardens on this Special Interest gardens holiday for solos. Your programme Three talks and three full-day excursions with six visits which include: Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Opened in 1836, and fully restored in 2007, this perfect example of the gardenesque style has winding paths, dotted island beds and Joseph Paxton's pavilions. Renishaw Garden: Home of the Sitwell family for over 400 years, the garden took the historic houses Association Garden of the Year Award in 2015 and includes fountains, topiary, and secret garden rooms. Trentham Gardens: Designed for year-round interest, Trentham includes an Italian Garden containing some 80,000 perennials, a Floral Labyrinth, a 90-metre border of David Austin roses and Capability Brown's lake. Kedlestone Hall Garden: This fine example of an informal 18th-century landscape created by neoclassical architect Robert Adam, includes a lake, ha-ha, temples and follies. Buxton Pavilion Gardens: The Victorian Gardens first opened in 1871 and were restored in 2004. The natural landscape includes pavilions and bandstands. Haddon Hall: The restoration of this medieval manor house and gardens began in the 1920s, and continues today, with planting designed to create a romantic scheme utilising roses and cottage garden flowers. The Derbyshire Hotel QQQQ: Near to the Peak district the Derbyshire Hotel makes a perfect base from which to explore. This contemporary hotel and conference centre has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. 157 bedrooms. ^All prices are s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. Single rooms: *Limited number of single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability, after which a supplement may apply. Please call for details. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays. See enclosed Essential Information. SAVE 20 ^when you book by Feb 15, 2019 ^All prices are s per person, include savings as advertised and are subject to availability. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 67 and call FREE on 0800 414 444 or visit saga.co.uk/special-interests19 Please quote SPN34 59