Day Visits 2023
Day Visit to RHS Wisley
Cost: £24.50 for luxury coach with WC, and admission to gardens.
Visit the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society with 240 acres to explore. There have been many new developments in recent years, including the spacious Welcome Building with a huge shop, garden centre and café, and the new RHS Hilltop and World Food Garden. Use the interactive map online to plan your day. https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/map Here you can find details of the many food outlets on the site. You may also bring your picnic to enjoy in the gardens
Day Visit to The Newt in Somerset
Cost: £36 or £18 for RHS Members (Member 1 only, with card) for coach, garden admission and tour
We will visit the garden at the exclusive Newt Hotel near Bruton, which has been created at vast expense by the South African owners of Babylonstoren vineyard. As well as The Parabola celebrating the apple, there are formal gardens to explore, including the Japanese garden, the kitchen garden and the Victorian Fragrance Garden. There are acres of estate grounds to explore, with woodland walks. There will be an opportunity to visit The Story of Gardening museum or Beezantium by timed slots (subject to availability). No picnics allowed. Book a table for lunch at the Garden Café (restaurant) or book a Newt picnic for two or takeaway food from the Cyder Bar. More details at the end of March.
Day Visit to the Garden at Miserden and Painswick Rococo Garden
Cost: £32 or £23 for RHS Members (Member 1 only, with card) for coach and admission to the gardens.
The Garden at Miserden, designed in the 17th century, is located deep in the Cotswolds countryside. We will see the topiary yew walk and magnificent mixed borders leading down to the house (not open) and have the opportunity to admire the sculptures in the garden, as our visit coincides with the summer sculpture exhibition. Bring your own picnic (dedicated picnic area before entrance to garden) or prebook lunch in the Glasshouse Café. More details at the end of March.www.miserden.org
After an early lunch, we make the short journey to nearby Painswick Rococo Garden. Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden, and brought back to life from the 1980s onwards, the garden is situated in a hidden valley (steep paths in places), full of follies and even a maze. There are colourful borders, a productive kitchen garden, woodland walks and beautiful views of the Cotswolds. At the time of writing there are temporary visitor facilities with refreshments and a toilet trailer. The Exhedra Nursery is also on site.