Bronte Museum & Harlow Carr Gardens
Upon arrival in Leeds/Bradford Airport, transfer to Haworth Parsonage Museum for a guided tour. This was home to the Bronte sisters and where they wrote all of their novels. There will be time to visit the vault in the parish church where all, except Anne, are interred. Afterwards, continue to the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Harlow Carr; 58 acres of formal, traditional and contemporary borders, vegetable gardens, wildflower meadows and an extensive bog garden. Transfer in afternoon to your hotel, The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate.
Parcevell Hall Gardens & Thornycroft
Morning visit through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to Parcevall Hall Gardens – terraces, pools, herbaceous borders, rockeries and roses in a wonderful setting. There will be time for lunch in the delightful cottage café. Afternoon visit to Thorneycroft, a delightful small garden, home to the broadcaster, author and Chelsea judge, Martin Fish. Back in Harrogate mid afternoon for time at leisure to explore this wonderful spa town. Frances will advise/escort you to one of its many restaurants.
Scampston Walled Garden & Newby Hall
Morning visit to the beautiful Scampston Walled Garden. Piet Oudolf was commissioned to create this imaginative garden in 1996. His trademark prairie planting combines with formal and asymmetrical topiary and land forms, wonderful planting of perennials and grasses, which look spectacular at this time of year. Then travel to Newby Hall and Gardens with its renowned herbaceous borders, woodland gardens, and roses make this a much-loved garden and a fascinating family home.
Harrogate Autumn Show & Return to Dublin
Check out of the hotel with luggage and depart after breakfast for a visit to the wonderful and extensive Harrogate Autumn Show. Luggage will remain in the coach while you are at the Show. Depart after lunch for the airport and our early evening return flight to Dublin arriving at 18.20hrs.