Late summer at
Wednesday 04 September 2019
SORRY – SOLD OUT! Waitlist only
As part of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s private residence, The Royal Gardens at Highgrove are opened annually for visitors to share in their enjoyment of this much-loved inspirational setting.
Created with imagination and passion by the Prince over the last 38 years, the series of interlinked organic gardens reflect his deep commitment to sustainability, as well as a natural artistic ability. As an important haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna, the gardens have been developed to not only please the eye, but sit in succinct harmony with nature.
You can experience the gardens’ seasonal highlights between April and October each year, and discover how the Prince has transformed a landscape which was once merely lawn into an ever-changing canvas of magnificent garden scenes. We will see these splendid gardens once again in late summer.
From the classic order of the Cottage Garden to the pastoral beauty of the Wildflower Meadow, discover these unique spaces, along with hidden curios and horticultural innovations, on a tour that offers a personal perspective of this much-admired public figure.
“One of my great joys is to see the pleasure that the garden can bring to many of the visitors and that everybody seems to find some part of it that is special to them.” HRH The Prince of Wales.
Please join us for a wonderful day in the Cotswolds, stopping at the pretty market town of Malmesbury for FREE time and lunch at leisure (or bring a picnic), where you will have time to browse the quaint shops, take lunch and maybe visit the imposing Abbey and its gardens (donation required). Picnics are not allowed into Highgrove, so if you choose to bring lunch with you, this will have to be eaten during our free time in Malmesbury.
After a 2-hour guided tour of the beautiful gardens at Highbury, you will be treated to the ‘Gardeners Afternoon Tea’ in the Orchard Restaurant.
For the perfect end to a perfect day, a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles will be served en route home!
PLEASE NOTE: As Highgrove is a Royal residence and due to security regulations, all visitors must bring a form of photographic ID with them on the day, ideally a passport, driving license or bus pass. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR COMPANIONS ARE ALSO INFORMED.
Highgrove is The Prince of Wales’s private home and the use of mobile phones, cameras, binoculars and all recording equipment is prohibited. Please leave such items at home, on the coach, or switched off inside your bag.
You are advised to wear sturdy footwear or walking boots, as tours do continue in wet weather. Please note that there are no seating facilities in the gardens.
As the grounds are uneven, unmade and bumpy in places, this tour is not advisable for those with mobility difficulties.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as this tour normally sells very quickly, especially with an EARLYBIRD PRICE!
available until 25 March
Luxury Executive Coach Travel
Only FOUR local pick-ups:
Leaves from Coliseum Depot, Southampton
Gosport, Lee on the Solent
Stubbington & Fareham
Preferred seating on coach
Complimentary Breakfast Treats
FREE time for lunch & browsing
Entry to Highgrove Gardens
with Guided Tour
Highgrove Gardeners Afternoon Tea
Complimentary wine & nibbles
Solent Events Tour Manager
View the Itinerary
0715 Coach leaves Coliseum Depot, Botley Road, Southampton
0800 Coach leaves Stokes Bay– – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0810 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0820 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0830 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1030 Arrive Malmesbury for FREE TIME and early lunch at leisure
1215 Leave Malmesbury
1235 Arrive Highgrove to meet our guides. ID REQUIRED.
1255 First guided tour
1320 Second Guided Tour
Gardeners Afternoon Tea served in Orchard Restaurant
1640 Coach leaves for journey home
Complimentary wine/soft drink & nibbles served
1840 Arrive in home area – dependng on traffic
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.
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We so enjoyed ourselves on Tuesday Lin, and it was a “mystery” right up until 3pm – well done. I’m so glad I found Solent Events. It’s so much more fun going with other like-minded people & takes the responsibility out of driving.Maureen Colyer
Dear Lin, Thank you for sending the photographs from ‘Collabro’ at the BIC. We had a lovely first outing with Solent Events. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.Linda Hunt
Hi Lin, Just a quick thank you from us both for arranging such a brilliant day yesterday. We had such a lovely time and the hi-light for us was the steam train trip! Looking forward to the next Mystery TourSue & Bert Barnes