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Cheshire & North Staffordshire Gardens

As well as the wonderful Victorian garden at Biddulph Grange, horticultural students exploring this region will also be able to visit England’s first herbaceous border at Arley Hall, an edible woodland at the Dorothy Clive Garden and the historic gardens of Cholmondeley Castle and Tatton Park.

Cornish Gardens

The mild Cornish climate offers an ideal location for more exotic and tender plants. Outstanding gardens of the region include Lanhydrock with its with wooded estate, the 26 acre valley garden Trebah, the extraordinary Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trelissick, famous for its large collection of hydrangeas, camellias and rhododendrons. And of course, no horticultural tour to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to the world renowned Eden Project.

Essex Gardens

The work of award winning gardener, author and lecturer Beth Chatto, who won 10 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show in 10 consecutive years, The Beth Chatto Garden is also a renowned nursery, stocking over 2000 varieties of plants. Other standout gardens of the region include RHS garden Hyde Hall and Capability Brown’s creation for Audley End.

Leicestershire Gardens

Set in the very heart of England, Leicestershire is fortunate to be home to some of the country’s largest and most impressive garden estates. We can arrange for your students to visit the impressive organic vegetable kingdom at Garden Organic Ryton, the 38 gardens at Barnsdale Gardens (best known as the 'Gardeners' World' project), the formal gardens of Belvoir Castle and Batsford Arboretum, one of the largest private collections of shrubs and trees in the country.

Shropshire Gardens

Shropshire is home to what is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful rose gardens in the world. The creation of internationally acclaimed rose breeder David Austin, it stretches over two acres and contains of over 700 different rose varieties. Horticultural students will also be interested to explore the landscaped gardens at Witley Court and Hodnet Hall.