|TRIP DATES||AVAILABILITY||PRICE||SPACE LEFT|
|14/07/2022 - 14/07/2022||Guaranteed||£60.00||
Come with us to Barnsdale Gardens, formerly the gardens of BBC Gardener’s World presenter Geoff Hamilton. Geoff joined the team in 1979 and filming was done at the original Barnsdale. He found that there was little room to experiment and so he began to look for a suitable alternative. In 1983, he found it. Just one mile away, a Victorian farmhouse with over 5 acres of land – ‘Barnsdale’ was born!
Two years later Gardeners’ World was well established in its new home with Geoff’s down to earth style making him a hit with the viewers. It was here that he continued to present the show, developing the individual garden designs, experimenting with plants, themes and ideas to inspire the nation to get outside and have a go. And it was here that he earned the reputation of being the ‘People’s Gardener’ – and this spirit lives on today at Barnsdale Gardens. Cafe available for lunch.
After lunch we travel to Rutland Water as we enjoy an afternoon cream tea aboard the Rutland Belle and a 45 minute cruise on Rutland Water. During 45-minute, afternoon cruise we will be served with a large freshly-baked fruit scone with strawberry jam, luxury clotted cream, tea & coffee.
Rutland Belle plies from Whitwell on the North Shore and calls in at Normanton on the South Shore. Visitors can enjoy the scenery from the water, amidst the sailors, anglers and water birds, whilst listening to commentary highlighting points of interest.
Rutland Water is a large, horseshoe-shaped reservoir set within three thousand acres of beautiful countryside in the East Midlands region of England. Anglian Water owns and administers the reservoir, and around its twenty-five mile perimeter there are four leisure areas.
- Executive coach travel and the services of an IC Travel courier
- Entry to Barnsdale Gardens
- Rutland Water visit with 45-minute cruise and cream tea included