The Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Thursday 26th - Monday 30th April 2018
5 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £23.75pp
Single supplement: £95
One of the highlights of the gardening calendar, the Harrogate Spring Show is a uniquely colourful event, perfect for expert gardeners and novices alike. You will enjoy a full day at the Show, as well as visits to Hardwick Hall, Harewood House, Skipton and an award-winning heritage railway.
Your Holiday Hotel
THE MARRIOTT HOLLINS HALL HOTEL A four-star country house hotel standing in extensive grounds with an 18-hole championship golf course on a hillside above the Aire Valley. Enjoy the 20-metre indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. The bedrooms come equipped with plush bedding, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The Hotel has a lift.
(DAY 1) Thursday 26th April
Driving through the Midlands we reach HARDWICK HALL in Derbyshire. It is one of the finest properties belonging to the National Trust, an Elizabethan masterpiece created by the formidable ‘Bess of Hardwick’ in the 1500s. The House stands within a country park with rare breeds of cattle, and has a walled garden, café and gift shop. We continue north, arriving at our hotel by the end of the afternoon.
(DAY 2) Friday 27th April
We will spend today at the HARROGATE SPRING SHOW, rated the UK’s best gardening event by Which. See the fantastic new Show Gardens along the Avenue, and Britain’s biggest display of flower arranging and floristry. The Plant Pavilion hosts dozens of displays by leading nurseries. There will be talks and demonstrations, a specialist food marquee, and a wide range of unusual crafts and gifts you won’t find on the high street. You will also find everything for the garden, from sundials to secateurs.
(DAY 3) Saturday 28th April
Today we will take a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive on the EMSAY AND BOLTON ABBEY RAILWAY. We will join the train at the award-winning Bolton Abbey station for a round trip of about 8 miles through the Yorkshire countryside. Later we will spend time in SKIPTON, a traditional market town whose market was voted the UK’s Best Small Outdoor Market 2017.
(DAY 4) Sunday 29th April
After breakfast we will set off to HAREWOOD HOUSE. Designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam, it was built 1759-1771 for a wealthy plantation owner and is set in landscape by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. There is an impressive art collection, and beautiful gardens including a lakeside bird garden.
(DAY 5) Monday 30th April
We leave Yorkshire and return to Sussex, arriving home late afternoon/early evening for taxis to your door.