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Gardens & Houses of Essex

On this tour we discover some of the most inspirational gardens in England, enjoy a visit to Audley End, and have time to explore some of the beautiful countryside in this amazing county

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Five Lakes Resort, Maldon 4-star

Three nights dinner bed & breakfast

Offering a contemporary atmosphere and modern facilities, the Five Lakes Resort is set in 320 acres of unspoilt Essex countryside, with some of the finest leisure facilities in the south east of England. Bedrooms are furnished to an exceptionally high standard with modern facilities. Facilities include:Light and airy restaurant; Bar Lacu; and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Holiday Itinerary


SUNDAY On our outward journey we visit Audley End House & Gardens. Here you can immerse yourself in the life of a grand Victorian country house and explore the stables, gardens and grounds. We continue to the Five Lakes Resort for our three night stay.

MONDAY This morning we discover the idyllic villages of Constable Country, including East Bergholt, the church at Dedham and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill. On then to Colchester, for free time prior to our afternoon visit to The Beth Chatto Gardens. This inspiring garden has been transformed from an overgrown wasteland into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside.

TUESDAY We visit the unique and enchanting RHS Garden Hyde Hall, a palate of sumptuous rich and varied colour.

WEDNESDAY On our homeward journey we have time to visit the picturesque market town of BurySt Edmunds, with its fascinating Abbey ruins and great shopping.

Reduction for RHS members £9

Reduction for English Heritage Members £16

Please be aware membership numbers will be required when requesting the discount

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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Supp. (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Sun 19 Apr, 2020 P132 7 4 £369.00 £69.00 10 + Book Now