Chelsea Flower Show, 3.30pm - 8pm Ticket
Friday 24th May 2013, Leaving Halstead at 1pm
Members £58, (We need your membership number on booking)
Come and experience the greatest flower show in the world at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea. The 2013 event marks a centenary of the Chelsea Flower Show so it's going to be extra-special. See the fabulous combination of modern and classic design as you wander amongst the gardens and Floral Pavilion. There are places to buy food or you can bring your own.
We will depart Halstead at 1pm, and depart approx 8.15pm.
Horse Drawn Canal Trip & Cream Tea
Monday 3rd June 2013
Travel the Victorian Way along this unspoilt waterway in Surrey as generation of boatmen before you. Your journey on the narrow boat "IONA" and pulled by one of our heavy horses, traverses both river and canal and passes through a lock. You will be served a Cream Tea during the trip.
Leaving Halstead at 8.30am you will have some free time in Goddalming before the canal trip. We depart for Home approx 4.30pm.
Pashley Manor, Rose Festival
Saturday 15th June 2013
There will be over 90 different varieties of roses on display - including three varieties that were new to Pashley in 2012. A sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds. The gardens impressive displays of colour themed roses are interplanted with cream foxgloves, lilies, lavenders and other complementary plants. Pathways are lined with low growing roses mixed with Perovskia and Agapanthus and the mid-Victorian greenhouse is adorned with graceful climbers, as is the front of the Manor.
Leaving Halstead at 9am
Royal Ascot on Saturday
22nd June 2013
Royal Ascot has a great party atmosphere with high fashion and great horse racing; enjoy the full Royal Ascot experience even if you've never been racing before.
This trip is a FANTASTIC DAY OUT!
Grandstand Admission; Watch the Royal Procession and racing action from the lawns and the Pre-parade and Parade Ring and track is a short walk away. Smart Occasion wear is a must, ladies all wear hats. You are not permitted to take food or drink into the Grandstand area.
Grandstand Ticket £99
Silver Ring Admission has a less formal atmosphere and does not provide access to the Parade Ring or main Grandstand. It's still an excellent to watch the Royal Procession and the racing action. Food and drink are allowed in to the Silver Ring area.
Silver Ring Ticket £62
Leaving Halstead at 8am, other pickups arranged on booking. We will leave Ascot approx 7pm.
The Mill at Sonning
Thursday 11th July 2013
Price includes 2 Course Meal, Coffee & Theatre Ticket.
The Mill is an old water mill converted into a theatre & restaurant. It provides an excellent dinner in the restaurant before we watch the comedy play Father of The Bride.
This is one of the most intimate theatres you will find and has a beautiful setting beside the river.
Hampton Court Flower Show
Sunday 14th July 2013
Members £53, (We need your membership number on booking)
The largest annual garden and flower show in the world. As well as the stunning floral displays, you can learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, get tips on gardening in a changing climate, and shop for garden products. Set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace; immerse yourself in the history, splendour and hedonistic pleasure of gardening, with a range of expert talks and demonstrations for gardeners of all levels.
To make the most of this day we will be leaving Halstead at 8.30am and departing approx 5.30pm.
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill
Friday 19th July 2013
A Passion for traditional and style inspired Lord Fairhaven to transform a run-down country house. Step into his elegant home and you will journey back to the golden age of country house living. The celebrated garden with its working watermill and wildlife discovery area, offers captivating views, vibrant colours and delicious scents.
Monday 29th July 2013
Under 16 £42
Set in leafy Regent's Park amid iconic architecture and beautiful gardens, London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the city. Come and see over 760 animals in a different light at Rainforest Life, enter the African Forest at Gorilla Kingdom or hit the beach at England's largest penguin pool; Penguin Beach.
Visit the new tiger Territory at London Zoo. Embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with beautiful tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Five times the size of the previous tiger enclosure, the new exhibit has been designed with ZSL's team of tiger keepers, conservationists and experts to ensure that it perfectly suits the big cats' needs.
Friday 9th August 2013
A special exhibition will mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation. Her Majesty's spectacular Coronation Dress, designed by Norman Hartnell, and the Coronation Robe, richly embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Also a display of dress and uniforms worn by other Members of the Royal Family and the maids of honour, together with works of art connected with the Coronation, will be brought together for the first time since 1953.
Palace Only: Adult £46, Over 60's £44, U17 £38
We also have combined a visit to Buckingham Palace with a guided tour of the famous garden. The garden tour includes the Herbaceous Border, the summer house, the Rose Garden and views of the Waterloo Vase and Palace tennis court. A visit to Buckingham Palace lasts approximately two and a half hours and guided tours of the garden last 45-minutes.
With Garden Tour; Adult; £53, 60+; £51, U17; £43
Clarence House & Free Time
Friday 30th August 2013
Built between 1825 and 1827 to the designs of John Nash, Clarence House is one of the last remaining great aristocratic town houses in London. It takes its name from its first occupant, William Henry, Duke of Clarence, later William IVClarence House is the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and the home of the Princes William and Harry. From 1953 to 2002 it was the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. See where The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall undertake official engagements and receive guests from around the world. The arrangement of the rooms and the grouping of their contents remain much as they were in Queen Elizabeth's time, with much of Her Majesty's collection of works of art and furniture in their former positions.
Frogmore House & The Savill Garden
Saturday 21st September 2013
Frogmore is especially linked with Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, and her talented daughters. Their love of art and botany is reflected throughout the interiors, particularly in the beautiful Mary Moser Room. The Duchess of Kent lived at Frogmore for almost 20 years, and her daughter, Queen Victoria, visited the house regularly during her long widowhood. The tour ends in the Britannia Room, where, following the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht in 1997, The Duke of Edinburgh arranged a selection of items to reflect the interior of the much-loved vessel. The Savill Garden is one of the finest royal gardens within Windsor Great Park. It was created in the late 1930s by Sir Eric Savill, under the watchful eye and royal patronage of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
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