Travel to Stansted & Beth Chatto Gardens & Nursery
On arrival at Stansted airport, transfer by private coach to the Beth Chatto Garden. There will be free time for coffee before a guided tour and introduction to the garden. With its dry and damp areas, woodland and gravel garden, this is one of the most influential gardens in England. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. There is also a comprehensive nursery. In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel in Norwich, based in the historic centre near the cathedral. A welcome dinner is included in your hotel on first evening.
Hoveton Hall, Blickling Palace Gardens & City Garden
Depart after breakfast for a visit to Hoveton Hall Gardens, surrounded by water gardens and woodland walks, it features a picturesque walled garden and kitchen garden. In the afternoon, visit Blickling Hall, a breath-taking National Trust property and former home of Anne Boleyn, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland. Return to Norwich and walk a short distance from hotel to visit a delightful, small city garden.
East Ruston Old Vicarage
After a morning at leisure in Norwich, enjoy an afternoon visit to East Ruston Old Vicarage. One of the most notable private gardens in the county of Norfolk, the garden of Alan Gray and Graham Robeson contains many rare and unusual plants.
Dale Farm Gardens, Bressingham Gardens & Return to Dublin
After checking out of your hotel, spend the day visiting Dale Farm Gardens; a 2-acre plant lover’s garden with a large spring fed pond. Over 1,000 plant species and varieties are featured in exuberantly planted border and waterside gardens. Onto Bressingham Gardens, the gardens created by Alan and Adrian Bloom (free time for lunch in the nearby garden centre), followed by return transfer to London Stansted airport for your flight to Dublin.