Travel to Bristol
On arrival in Bristol airport, transfer by private coach to the famous Jamaica Inn for dinner before travelling to your hotel in the maritime town of Falmouth. Your hotel is situated on the sea front within walking distance of the town.
St Michael's Mount & Garden
Depart for a morning visit to St Michael's Mount & Garden, an astonishing garden that exists despite the gales and salty winds as it is tempered by the Gulf Stream so that frosts are a rarity and the rock acts as a gigantic radiator - absorbing heat by day and releasing it at night, creating a micro climate in which all sorts of unlikely plans flourish.
Tremenheere Sculpture Garden and Trewidden Garden
This afternoon visit Tremenheere Sculpture Garden situated in a beautiful sheltered valley. The woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of contemporary artwork that harmonises with the landscape. Finally a visit Trewidden Gardens where a maze of informal paths leads you around this peaceful Cornish garden with champion trees and shrubs, many of which are over 100 years old, to be discovered alongside some species of plants rarely seen grown in England.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Depart for a morning visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan for a guided tour of this award-winning garden, which is the scene of the greatest restoration project in Europe.
After some free time for lunch at leisure depart for an afternoon visit to Trewithen, a 30 acre garden renowned for it magnificent collection of Camellias, Rhododendrons, Magnolias and many other rare shrubs and trees.
Falmouth At Leisure
This morning is free to explore Falmouth at your leisure.
Early afternoon visit Trebah - a dramatically beautiful 26-acre garden with a wooded ravine descending to a private beach on the Helford River. See glades of 100 year old Tree Ferns, waterfalls, streams and water gardens full of Koi carp.
The Eden Project
After checking out of your hotel visit The Eden Project. Still prospering as the most successful of Britain’s millennium projects. A series of Perspex domes, erected in a former clay quarry, form the largest greenhouses in the world. Wander through climatic zones where entire ecosystems are created. There is also an extensive shop and restaurants. Free time for lunch here.
Lanhydrock House and Garden & Return Home
Afternoon visit to Lanhydrock House and Garden, a perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home; the kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters offer a thrilling glimpse into life 'below stairs', while the spacious dining room and bedrooms are truly and deeply elegant. The historical garden with its 30-acres of woodland was laid out back in 1857, but its present format was actually established later on in the Victorian period, and many of the plants are no more than 70 years old. However, a grand atmosphere permeates the entire setting and compliments the brilliant planting of more modern times.
Travel to Bristol for your return flight to Dublin