The poem ‘And did those feet in ancient time’ by William Blake, (best known as the anthem ‘Jerusalem’, set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916), makes much reference to England’s ‘green and pleasant lands’. The English countryside has long been a national treasure, attracting visitors from miles around, and even overseas, wishing to experience the verdant rolling hills and pasture-land which make up a vast proportion of the country. With this history, there is no wonder that England hosts some of the most renowned flower shows and garden exhibits on the planet. Newmarket Holidays operate a series of coach tours across the UK each year, from the Eden Project to Alnwick and everywhere in between, providing travellers with the opportunity to check out some of the most spectacular flower displays and horticultural arrangements the world has ever seen.
The Chelsea Flower Show and Kew Gardens trip offers customers the chance to view both the most famous flower show in the world and the Royal Botanic Gardens, which play host to myriad traditional and exotic displays year round. The tour includes full coach travel from a range of designated pick-up points across the UK, entry to the Chelsea Flower Show, overnight accommodation in a good-quality hotel in the Greater London area with continental breakfast, and a full day to spend exploring the lush beauty of the botanical gardens before returning home.
Entry to the gigantic ‘biomes’ of the Eden Project and the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan is included in the Newmarket Holidays Torquay, Eden and Heligan trip, along with three nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation (with entertainment on at least one evening), coach travel throughout and a trip to Clarks Shopping Village in Street, all accompanied by an experienced tour manager, who will be on hand to answer any queries, provide information about each site and ensure the whole trip runs smoothly. The recreated ecosystems within the Eden Project allow visitors to experience a range of tropical and sub-tropical environments, which are unlike anything else which can be encountered in the UK. From rainforests to the African savannah, the Eden Project brings the flora of the globe together for the viewing pleasure of the public.