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Days Away with Lichfield Garden Centre 

UPDATED 16th February 2024
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All our Coach Trips depart from the Garden Centre, there are no pick ups on the way, so we get to the destination more quickly. You are welcome to leave your car in our car park for the day FREE!
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis and seats on the coaches are not reserved. Payment for the majority of our coach trips needs to be made in full when you book - due to the nature of booking shows and events we cannot offer refunds (unless we have to cancel - a full refund will then be made with as much notice given as possible).
If you change your mind : Please let us know as soon as possible. If the trip is full with a waiting list, we may be able to re-sell your ticket & give you a refund. If this is not the case, unfortunately we will not be able to refund any monies paid. PLEASE NOTE - Any coach holidays run by Pennywood Tours, our travel partner will be subject to THEIR terms and conditions.

* Garden Club Members get 10% Off the price on all Coach Day Trips (not on Coach Holidays organised by Pennywood Tours) - Discount applies to Club Member only.​ If you hold a joint membership, both card holders can take advantage of the 10% Discount.

  

Call in to book your tickets, or call us on 01543 254306 and we will take payment over the phone. No credit card surcharge.

Welcome to our 2024 Coach Trips

 

Please note all our trips are based on a minimum number of people travelling - if we do not reach the number, we may need to cancel.

If there is a trip you'd like, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For some trips, we are waiting final confirmation on pricing, so leave your details with us and we'll be in touch when we know.

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NEW! Holidays with our travel partner Pennywood Tours

We have worked with Pennywood over the last few years, running successful mini breaks to explore the Bulbfields in Amsterdam, and the Great Gardens of South East England. We now have copies of their 2024 brochure available to collect at the Garden Centre, or you can look at their website at www.pennywoodtours.com for more details on all tours.

 

You can join any of the trips offered - for any that depart from the South East, Pennywood are able to offer an overnight stay at a local hotel at no extra cost - you will be able to leave your car at a local garden centre for the duration of your holiday. Pennywood's helpful staff can explain more about this when you book.

We are excited to bring you a trip to the Great Gardens of the Lake District departing in early May 2024 - for full details, please click here - there will be local pickups from the Garden Centre.

 

Please call Pennywood Tours direct on 01622 434981 if you are interested in this tour, or any of the tours available on their website

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Highgrove Gardens

Date TBC - This will be a mid-week trip, we are waiting for Highgrove to confirm one of the dates we have submitted

We are a regular visitor to TRH The King & Queen Consort's home and garden in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The gardens consist of many themed areas which have been developed by King Charles since he took on the land many years ago.

 

We take a guided tour along a 2 1/2 mile route, visiting the Stumpery, Kitchen Garden, Wildflower Meadow and more to see the huge variety of plants on show. Your ticket will also include a set 2 course lunch in the on-site Orchard Restaurant (drinks are extra).

 

Please note you will need photographic ID on the day to enter Highgrove and no photography is allowed on site.

Ticket Prices expected to be around £100pp, with a 2 course set lunch included. Please check back here later in March or leave us your details.​

£TBC per person

£TBC per person for Garden Club Members

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RHS Gardens at Bridgewater

Saturday 18th May, departs 0830am

 

This amazing newly restored garden is now the home of the Royal Horticultural Society, in Manchester near Salford. Opened in the midst of the pandemic, the project is transforming an historic space into a beautiful green space for the local community and visitors to enjoy.

 

There are expansive new themed borders, community gardens, a walled garden, trial beds and much more. The 156 acre site is still in its infancy, so a great chance to visit a restoration project in the making. 

£59 per person

£53 per person for Garden Club Members

 

£44 per person for RHS Members*

 

*You must bring your valid RHS Membership Card when booking and also on the day to get this price. RHS Members can also take 1 person paying £44 as a guest, please ask for details when you book.

Kew Gardens, London

Saturday 15th June, departs 8am

 

With over 320 acres of green space, Kew Gardens holds the largest & most diverse botanical collection in the world. There is so much to see, from the recently restored greenhouses and overflowing perennial borders, to the Temperate House, Palm House and Great Pagoda. 

Take the lift to the Treetop Walkway where you can walk through the tree canopy 18 metres above the ground and take in some stunning views.

 

We will stop on the M40 outbound for a comfort break, arriving at Kew late morning. Buy food & drink at Kew or take a picnic to enjoy!

£69 per person

£62 per person for Garden Club Members

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Blenheim Palace & Flower Show

Saturday 22nd June, departs 9am

Join us for a day out at Blenheim, in the heart of Oxfordshire. The birthplace of Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace & Gardens cover nearly 2000 acres (you won't do it all on the day!)

 

The annual summer Flower Show is also on when we visit. See the Floral Pavilion filled with nurseries and beautiful displays or enjoy a stroll down Floral Street with a great range of plants available to buy.

Your ticket includes entrance to the Palace, Gardens, Flower Show and the Winston Churchill exhibition in the basement of the Palace.

£65 per person

£58.50 per person for Garden Club Members

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RHS Gardens Harlow Carr NEW FOR 2024

Saturday 13th July, departs 8am

Sitting in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running & still water to woodland & wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders bursting with prarie-style planting, and lush moisture-loving plants around Streamside. Betty's Cafe Tearooms are also on-site and there is a Garden Centre too.

£59 per person

£53 per person for Garden Club Members

 

£44 per person for RHS Members*

* You must bring your valid RHS Membership Card when booking and also on the day to get this price. RHS Members can also take 1 person paying £44 as a guest. Please ask for details when you book.

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Hidcote Manor Gardens - NEW FOR 2024

Saturday 20th July, departs 9am

The Garden at Hidcote Manor in the Cotswolds is divided into a series of outdoor rooms, each with its own character. The formality of these rooms melts away as you move through the garden away from the house. Hidcote is a private, informal and secluded garden to visit, not a botanical show garden, and can be described as 'a sanctuary where formality meets unrestrained beauty'

£59 per person

£53 per person for Garden Club Members

£39 per person for National Trust Members*

* You must bring your valid NT Membership Card when booking and also on the day to get this price. 

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Highclere Castle - The home of Downton Abbey

Thursday 25th July, departs 9am - LAST FEW SEATS

We've managed to secure tickets for a day out to Downton Abbey! Highclere Castle has become world famous as the setting for ITV's popular drama series over the last few years. Explore the staterooms and see behind the scenes where much of the programme was filmed.

 

Your ticket also includes entrance to the Egyptian Exhibition located in the basement of the castle, where you can find out all about how the Earl of Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. 

£75 per person

£67.50 per person for Garden Club Members

Bletchley Park - NEW FOR 2024

Saturday 3rd August, departs 9am

Once the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers, Bletchley is now a vibrant heritage attraction. Immersive films, interactive displays, museum collections and WW2 rooms will guide you on a journey to discover the past.

 

Exhibitions within the buildings tell the story of this once secret government organisation, and you can discover the global impact Bletchley Park had on the outcome of World War 2 - a fascinating day out.

£65 per person

£58.50 per person for Garden Club Members

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RHS Gardens Wisley - NEW FOR 2024

Saturday 7th September, departs 8am

The RHS Gardens at Wisley in Woking, Surrey are the headquarters of the Royal Horticultural Society. The gardens, borders and glasshouses cover a huge area, filled not only with unusual species but also new and upcoming plant varieties which you'll find in the Trial Beds. 

We visit during the annual Autumn Flower Show, where you'll see lots of specialist nurseries & growers who can give hints & tips.

£65 per person

£58.50 per person for Garden Club Members

 

£44 per person for RHS Members*

*You must bring your valid RHS Membership Card when booking and also on the day to get this price. RHS Members can also take 1 person paying £44 as a guest. Please ask for details when you book.

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Raymond Blanc's 'Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons', Oxfordshire

Wednesday 20th November 2024 14 SPACES LEFT!  

Following the success of our June trip to 'Le Manoir', we are visiting again in late autumn 2024. This time, the focus is on food and flower arranging. On arrival, the group will split, with half going to the Cookery School and watching a demonstration from one of 'Le Manoir's' Chefs, and the other half of the group will see a seasonal flower arranging demonstration, with florists who work with 'Le Manoir'. The groups will then swap over so everyone will see both activities.

Once this is complete, we head for Champagne & Canapes in the Conservatory, before we are called into 'La Belle Epoque' dining room for 

a superb seasonal 4 course lunch with all wine & soft drinks included.

 

Previous groups have met Monsieur Blanc himself (but it's not guaranteed!). A great gift - perhaps for a birthday, anniversary celebration, or simply a treat to yourself! 

If you'd like to join us, we are looking for £100 per person deposit to secure your place. The balance will need to be settled later next summer. We will advise you of this closer to the time.

 

For full details on this trip, please click through to our dedicated page which has more pictures and information on what to expect during the day.

£385 per person

£346.50 per person for Garden Club Members

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