. 2019: Southern Lake District Garden Tour - May 25 to June 1 (7 nights)


7 nights based at Monk Coniston, Conistonwater, Cambria, Southern Lake District

Tour only package from
* Includes ALL taxes and service charges

Horticultural Tour
Explore a variety of intriguing private gardens, tantalising public gardens and grand formal displays. Your expert leaders will guide you and impart their wisdom and expertise to make sure you get the most out of your holiday.

- All garden admission costs and transport are included
- Some gardens can include steps and uneven ground but all that adds to their individual charm and appeal - be aware that you might be spending a fair amount of time on your feet as you explore!
- During the course of each day we'll walk up to 5 miles (8km)
- On 7-night holidays we include one free day for you to relax or explore independently

Discover the Lake District
Monk Coniston is an imposing Gothic property leased from the National Trust and set in 8 acres of grounds, including a restored walled garden and the impressive arboretum. Some particularly impressive specimens, including a giant sequoia (the largest tree in the world) and the wollemi pine can be explored on the Monk Coniston Tree Trail.
Views from the property offer breathtaking glimpses of Coniston Water and the surrounding mountains.

Coniston village is about one mile away – there is a direct path from the house to the village. Here you’ll find a small supermarket, post office, newsagent, pubs and a Barclays Bank (open 3 times a week). A wider range of facilities is available in Ambleside, the nearest town, about 8 miles away. The Ruskin Museum is also well worth a visit.

A world of spectacular and varied gardens awaits, all nestled amongst dramatic mountain landscapes and breathtaking lake scenery.
The incredible Holker Hall Gardens boasts 90 hectares of formal grounds and parkland, while Sizergh Castle and the walled garden at Holehird round off a dazzling array of destinations.

Holiday highlights
- Plethora of wild and exotic plants at Holker Hall Gardens
- Beatrix Potter's Hill Top farmhouse garden
- Brantwood – former home of Victorian art critic and garden enthusiast John Ruskin


- High quality Full Board en-suite accommodation
- Excellent food in our Country House
- The guidance and services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
- All essential transport to and from gardens on a comfortable, good-quality mini-coach with PA system
- All garden admissions costs with the exception of National Trust Gardens(please note this does not include entrance to stately homes/houses, for which there is a separate admission fee)


7 breakfasts
6 lunches
7 dinners
1 teas
To Book Call 1-888-597-3519