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Winter Gardens of Cheshire – NEW GROUP TOUR

  • Silver birch tree and snowdrops in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

    Silver birch tree and snowdrops in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire
  • Snowdrops growing in the woodland area in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire ©National Trust Images / Jonathan Buckley / www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Snowdrops at Dunham Massey
  • Snowdrops at Dunham Massey, Cheshire © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

    Snowdrops at Dunham Massey, Cheshire
  • Ordsall Hall, Salford, Greater Manchester

    Ordsall Hall, Salford, Greater Manchester
  • RHS Bridgewater, Salford, Greater Manchester - Kitchen Garden Design March 2019. Designed by Harris Bugg Studio © Harris Bugg Studio

    RHS Bridgewater, Salford, Greater Manchester - Kitchen Garden Design March 2019. Designed by Harris Bugg Studio © Harris Bugg Studio
3 day tour
From £125 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Enjoy the winter garden wonderland's of Cheshire

This winter, enjoy a trip to Cheshire to see the gardens of Dunham Massey, RHS Bridgewater and Ordsall Hall. See the stunning snowdrops at Dunham Massey and explore the Weston Walled Garden at RHS Bridgewater.

Discover the delights of Britain’s largest winter garden at Dunham Massey, where the white carpet will be rolled out for visitors during snowdrop season. The garden contains almost 700 different plant species and a further 1,600 shrubs specifically bred for the seven-acre wonder. It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year when the after-dark, illuminated trail winds magically through the formal gardens and deer park of Dunham Massey.

RHS Bridgewater is currently the largest current garden project in Europe and will finally be complete in May 2021. This once in a generation opening sees the Royal Horticultural Society take inspiration from the heritage of the site and transform it into a world-class garden. RHS Bridgewater was once home to Worsley New Hall, a Victorian Mansion surrounded by formal gardens and Woodlands. The Hall became a Red Cross Hospital during the First World war , and then sadly fell into decline. The RHS took over in 2017 and the transformation is underway to create a world-class garden and a local community champion.

Ordsall Hall, located in Salford has had a long and interesting history with many different uses since it was first mentioned in records in 1177! Today, it is a welcoming and friendly historic house telling the story of the Hall and some of the people who made it their home. As well as this, Ordsall Hall is an RHS Training Centre and is managed by Garden Organic guidelines to benefit wildlife and people. The site is proud to grow Heritage Seeds, conserving endangered heritage varieties of vegetables and plants.


Dates

November 2022 - February 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon with time to relax before dinner.

Day 2

Snowdrops at Dunham Massey and RHS Bridgewater

Snowdrops are one of the first signs of life in gardens after the long winter months and a welcome sign that spring will soon be on its way. At 7 acres, Dunham’s Winter Garden is the largest of its kind in the UK. Designed with the help of plantsman Roy Lancaster OBE, the garden is home to over 1600 winter shrubs, trees and evergreens chosen for their scent, colour and texture.

Next we visit newly opened RHS Bridgewater where our guide takes us around the Tom Stuart-Smith created garden, and Harris Bug Studio Kitchen garden.

Day 3

Ordsall Hall and return home

Before travelling home we visit Ordsall Hall for a guided tour and refreshments. As well as having gardens of interest, the hall has a long and interesting history with many different uses since it was first mentioned in records in 1177! You may also meet a spooky inhabitant or two! We enjoy a hot drink and biscuits before travelling home.


Featured Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in October 2019

Cresta Court, Altrincham ***

This contemporary and stylish hotel is ideally located in Altrincham, only 15 minutes tram journey from central Manchester. It provides a great base to explore Manchester and the surrounding area. Many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. Guests can enjoy a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant or relax in the Spa and wellness centre. All 148 rooms have been recently refurbished and feature widescreen LCD TVs with Free view channels, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryers, Wi-Fi and toiletries.

You may also be interested in:

Cheshire’s Great Houses

Manchester Christmas Markets

RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show


Dates 3 days / 2 nights
November 2022 – February 2023 From £125.00 per person

 

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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