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Gardens of Yorkshire
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Gardens of Yorkshire

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This tour of Yorkshire will take you to see some of the best gardens in the north of England, and includes a visit to the famous Harrogate Flower Show. 

The tour is based in Harrogate, which has a reputation for style, graceful architecture and is one of Europe’s classic spa towns.

A visit to Yorkshire would not be complete without seeing the home of the Brontë sisters. The Haworth Parsonage Museum is where the Brontë sisters lived and wrote their famed novels.There will be time to visit the vault in the parish church where all the Brontë sisters, except Anne, are interred. 

Frances MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide, escorts this tour; she will be available at all times to help and advise you.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Pounds Sterling (£)
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
The flight time is approximately1 hour 20 minutes. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: £1.50
  • Beer: £3.00
  • Glass of wine: £3.50
  • Light meal: £9.00
  • Soft Drink: £1.00
  • Bottled Water: £.90
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Your walking stick (if you use one)
  • Sun cream
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat 
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
 

Holiday highlights

Bronte Museum
The Haworth Parsonage Museum is where the Bronte sisters lived and wrote their famed novels. The sisters (except for Anne) are also interred on the grounds of the museum, which contains a vast collection of their manuscripts.
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
The biannual Harrogate Flower Shows are run by the North of England Horticultural Society, and are widely regarded as among the most prestigious events in England. 100 of the UK's top plant nurseries attend and showcase their talent to nearly 100,000 visitors yearly. One of the show's great appeals are the number of 'shows within the show' run by specialist gardening groups. 
Thornycroft
Thornycroft is the home to broadcaster and Chelsea Flower Show judge, Martin Fish. The garden has some beautiful lawns as well as some surprising and unusual plant species. 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Pounds Sterling (£)
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
The flight time is approximately1 hour 20 minutes. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: £1.50
  • Beer: £3.00
  • Glass of wine: £3.50
  • Light meal: £9.00
  • Soft Drink: £1.00
  • Bottled Water: £.90
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Your walking stick (if you use one)
  • Sun cream
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat 
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Bronte Museum & Harlow Carr Gardens

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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. 

Day 2 - Parcevell Hall Gardens & Thornycroft

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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.

Day 3 - Scampston Walled Garden & Newby Hall

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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.

Day 4 - Harrogate Autumn Show & Return to Dublin

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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.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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