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Tour of the Welsh Marches

Sunday 14 June 2020 - Friday 19 June 2020

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In 2020 the Historic Roses Group will be offering members a tour of some fabulous gardens in the Welsh Marches. The gardens have been selected for their ambiance, design and charm with many of them having good collections of roses.

We will be staying in the recently refurbished Green Dragon Hotel located in the centre of Hereford. All tours will begin and end at the hotel.

Sun 14 June: meet for complimentary drinks followed by dinner at the hotel.

Monday 15 June:  visit Powis Castle, near Welshpool. Lunch not included. Afternoon: Glansevern Hall Gardens with a copious tea.

Tues 16: Shucknall Court with its extensive collection of roses. Picnic lunch and then an afternoon at the Laskett Gardens, historian Sir Roy Strong’s iconic creation.

Wed 17: Bryan’s Ground, HRG member David Wheeler’s much featured garden and arboretum. David is also the owner and editor of the Hortus Journal. We will have lunch at Bryan’s Ground.

In the afternoon we go to Ashley Farm where, apart from a beauteous garden, tea awaits us. We return to the hotel and then we go for a really special and unique tour of Hereford Cathedral gardens. After the tour we have a special and exclusive dinner within the cathedral precincts. The cathedral is a short walk from our hotel.

Thurs 18: Our morning visit which will include lunch is to the splendid Stockton Bury Gardens. After lunch we go to romantic Lower Hope Gardens.

Fri 19: Visit Hampton Court Castle gardens. These amazing new gardens have been designed by Simon Dorrell whom we will meet at Bryan’s Ground. Lunch is not included but there is a very good café. It is intended that we say our ‘farewells’ after this garden visit.

The tour includes all bed and breakfasts, three lunches plus five dinners including the special cathedral dinner. There will also be many morning coffees and afternoon teas.

Cost for the tour: £670 per person sharing a double or single room.

For a single room which includes the supplement the cost is £730.

If you would like to join us, click here to download the booking form and send by post or email.

For more information, contact Michael Charlesworth, Lower Burrow Farmhouse, Kingsbury Episcopi,  Somerset TA12 6BS, email: mcworth27@gmail.com


Sunday 14 June 2020
Friday 19 June 2020
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Michael Charlesworth


The Green Dragon Hotel
Broad Street
Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9BG United Kingdom
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01432 272506