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A Garden Restoration Story for Solo Travellers

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GARDENS DERBYSHIRE Pictured above: The Derbyshire Hotel; The Pavilion Gardens of Buxton; Glorious Trentham Gardens A Garden Restoration Story for Solo Travellers Rejoice in a horticultural feast of restored historic gardens all rejuvenated with inspirational new planting schemes. This Special Interest gardens holiday for solos celebrates the very best of the old and the new. HALF BOARD 4 nights from 599^ Departing: July 23, 2018 (619 599). Holiday code: AH200. l l l l l l l All breakfasts and dinners Three excursions with six visits Three garden talks Horticultural host and Saga representative Welcome drink Porterage in your conference centre Cancellation cover To find out more visit saga.co.uk/gardens-restoration 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, here you can see a perfect example of the gardenesque style with winding paths and dotted island beds as well as Joseph Paxton's pavilions. Look out for the Award of Garden Merit borders, which utilises only plants who have taken this prize, and the spectacular Prairie Garden opened in 2004. Renishaw Garden: Family home of the Sitwell family for over 400 years, the classical Italianate gardens were laid out in the late 19th century by George Sitwell. The garden, which took the historic houses Association Garden of the Year Award in 2015, contains fountains, statues, topiary, secret garden rooms, and glorious borders. Trentham Gardens: Designed for year-round interest, Trentham is a garden that never stands still. The Italian Garden, which was recently redesigned by Chelsea gold-medal winner Tom Stuart Smith on its original framework, contains some 80,000 perennials. Alternatively see the Rivers of Grass and Floral Labyrinth by the naturalistic Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, the 90-metre border of David Austin roses, or wander down to Capability Brown's lake and see the meadows that salute his tercentenary. Kedlestone Hall Garden: This is a fine example of an informal 18th-century landscape, all artfully created by neoclassical architect Robert Adam in an early commission. It was designed at the same time the Hall was being built in the mid-eighteenth century. All is artifice, Adam designed the lake, the ha-ha and dotted the park with a liberal sprinkling of temples and follies. Buxton Pavilion Gardens: The Victorian Gardens were designed by Joseph Paxton and his pupil Edward Milner in an attempt to improve the tourist facilities in Buxton after the arrival of the railway. This garden, first opened in 1871 and restored in 2004, is a natural landscape. The pavilions and band stands designed to provide entertainment and shelter to visitors, serve the same function today. Haddon Hall: Falling into disrepair, this medieval castellated manor house and gardens was the subject of a sensitive restoration project begun in the 1920s, and still continuing today. The planting scheme was rethought in 2010, by designer Arne Maynard, to create a romantic scheme utilising roses and cottage garden flowers. The Derbyshire Hotel QQQQ: Near to the Peak district, and close to the village of South Normanton and the town of Alfreton, the Derbyshire Hotel makes a perfect base from which to explore the area. This hotel and conference centre is contemporary in design and layout, and has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and 157 bedrooms. SAVE 20 ^when you book by September 29, 2017 ^All prices are s per person, include savings as advertised, are subject to availability and may change. Current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See enclosed Essential Information. TRAVEL INFORMATION: We can arrange your travel. Please call for details. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays To book see page 70 and call FREE on 0800 074 8021 or visit saga.co.uk/specialinterests 53