Gardens of Delight in Essex

Gardens of Delight in Essex

The county of Essex has much to offer lovers of beautiful gardens and from our base we are ideally placed for our three visits with time also to explore historic Colchester.

• 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

Monday

We depart and make our way to East
Anglia arriving late afternoon at our hotel for
the next 4 nights stay with dinner bed and
breakfast with tea/coffee and biscuits will be
served on arrival.

Tuesday

After a leisurely morning we drive to
the north of Colchester and visit Green Island
Gardens. This is a superbly designed garden with
fantastic borders, water gardens, Seaside
garden, Japanese garden, gravel and extensive
woodland features all with unusual plants,
?owers and shrubs. The tea room being an ideal
place to end your visit.

Wednesday

Today we visit the village of
Rettendon, near Chelmsford where we visit the
Royal Horticultural Society garden at Hyde Hall.
This 360 acre estate blends into the surrounding
farmlands and is a garden to be enjoyed by all.

Thursday

We make our way to historic
Colchester the oldest town in England which
boasts a wide “boulevard” as a main street, with
many interesting pedestrian shopping malls and
lanes with specialist shops. At one end of the
street is beautiful Castle Park, complete with the
largest Norman Keep ever constructed with
riverside walks and pleasant gardens and there
is also the opportunity to obtain lunch. This
afternoon we head for the Beth Chatto Gardens
which were developed in the 1960’s from an
overgrown wasteland and is now an informal
garden harmonising perfectly with the
surroundings.

Friday

After breakfast we leave and head for
home.

The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

 

• The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel stands a

few miles from Colchester and facilities include

the Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club with

heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam

room and gym. All bedrooms are en suite and

have television, telephone, radio, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does

not have a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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