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DeNure Tours / British Garden Tour – 13 Days

British Garden Tour – 13 Days

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September 7, 2019 Double: $6,395, Single: $7,595   If booking your own airfare reduce price by $700.     Fly to Glasgow and begin a beautiful British Garden Tour, filled with ruins, castles, and more botanic bounty than a gardener’s heart can bear! Abbotsford House and Gardens gave…

September 7, 2019

Double: $6,395, Single: $7,595


If booking your own airfare reduce price by $700.



Fly to Glasgow and begin a beautiful British Garden Tour, filled with ruins, castles, and more botanic bounty than a gardener’s heart can bear!

Abbotsford House and Gardens gave Sir Walter Scott’s imagination endless inspiration.

A guided tour of Alnwick Castle gives us plenty of time to roam the gardens before touring Harrogate country. Harlow Carr is 68 magnificent acres of woodland and wildflower meadows. Newby Hall’s award-winning 1920s gardens are a 100-year contribution to 20th-century gardening.

South to York for a city tour of England’s walled medieval gem. In the middle is York Minster, arguably the most beautiful gothic cathedral in the world! On to Harrogate, Britain’s ultimate gardening showcase, before a morning to discover Beatrix Potter’s treasured possessions at Hill Top, the house that inspired her tales. Then north to Windermere to amble about.

In the Lake District, we’ll tour lovely Lowther Castle’s roofless ruins and gardens. Broughton house in Kirkcudbright is E. A. Hornel’s Edwardian treasure trove of things that grow on the Galloway coast. We’ll stop at Dumfries House and visit the Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden on our way back to Glasgow for a free day to explore with our Hop-on Hop-off pass.


Harrogate Flower Show 

An extravaganza of colour, scents, how-to’s, and shopping, Harrogate Flower Show has inspired gardeners since 1911. Over 5,000 autumn flowers boast their best in Britain’s biggest exhibition. Huge dahlias and giant vegetables vie to win a competition so serious that heirloom tomatoes are DNA-tested to verify they are indeed the old varieties! Come see “colossal carrots, monster marrows, and podgy parsnips weigh in for the battle of the bulge!” 

Spend three hours roaming the lovely lush space amid seasonal wreaths, edible herbs, shrubs, vines, and trees of every colour, height, and texture. Learn how to make mouthwatering meals from your homegrown harvest in the “Feast! Cookery Theatre”. Pick up tricks for flower arranging and floristry from over 500 exhibitors offering thousands of garden-related products. Dig It Garden Theatre helps you plan your garden, avoid pests, get the most out of grow-your-own veggies, and prune for perfection. Shop for sundials, shears, and special gifts made in Yorkshire. Peruse the Plant Nursery Pavilion, filled by the UK’s top nurseries, and find inspiration from hundreds of works of art. We’ll leave with exciting new ideas to try in our green spaces back home! 



Price Includes

Return flight from Toronto, airport transfers in the UK, motorcoach transportation, 11 nights accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 11 dinners, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST.



• Abbotsford House and Gardens
• Alnwick Castle and Gardens
• RHS Garden Harlow Carr
• Newby Hall
• James Herriot Museum (Thirsk)
• York Minster including Evensong
• Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
• Wensleydale Creamery
• Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House
• Holehird Gardens
• Free day in Windermere
• Lowther Castle
• Broughton House and Gardens
• Peter Pan Moet Brae House
• Dumfries House and Gardens
• Free day in Glasgow including Hop-on Hop-off day pass



Selkirk: Philipburn Country House Hotel (1 night)
York: Doubletree by Hilton (4 nights)
Windermere: TBA (3 nights)
Kirkcudbright: Selkirk Arms Hotel (1 night)
Glasgow: Grand Central Hotel (2 nights)



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British Garden Tour – 13 Days

Day 1-2: Flight to Glasgow, Melrose Abbey, Harmony Gardens, Trimontium Museum

Fly from Toronto to Glasgow, Scotland and begin a beautiful British Garden Tour, filled with ruins, castles, and more botanic bounty than a gardener’s heart can bear! A DeNureTours representative will greet you at the airport and from there you’ll board a coach bound for a guided tour of Abbotsford House & Gardens. Arrive at the hotel this evening for dinner.

Stay: Philipburn Country House Hotel, Selkirk
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day 3: Alnwick Castle & Gardens, York

After breakfast we leave Selkirk, stopping at Alnwick Castle & Gardens for a guided castle tour followed by free time in the gardens. We’ll arrive at our hotel in York for the next four nights.

Stay: Doubletree by Hilton, York
Nights: 4
Meals: B, D

Day 4: Harrogate Country, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Today we’ll tour Harrogate Country starting with a self-guided tour of RHS Garden Harlow Carr. We’ll have lunch at Betty’s Café Tea Room followed by a glorious garden roam through Harrogate. We’ll arrive at the hotel before dinner and walk a short distance to dinner at “Jamie Oliver’s Italian,” within the historic heart of Lendal Cellars. 

Meals: B, D

Day 5: Newby Hall, James Herriot Museum, Thirsk

This morning we’ll have plenty of time to wander Newby Hall and have lunch before we head to the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk for a 1-hour self-guided tour. Before dinner at our hotel, you’ll have free time to discover Thirsk, a lovely market town in North Yorkshire.

Meals: B, D

Day 6: Free Day in York

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day to explore all that York has to offer. Before dinner in a local pub we will enjoy Evensong at York Minster.

Meals: B, D

Day 7: Harrogate Flower Show, Wensleydale Creamery, Windermere

Today we’ll spend all morning at the crown jewel of garden shows, the Harrogate Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground. Have lunch at the show before setting off for Windermere with a stop en route at the Wensleydale Creamery. We’re arrive at our hotel in Windermere for dinner this evening.

Stay: TBA, Windermere
Nights: 3
Meals: B, D

Day 8: Hilltop House, Holehird Gardens

The gorgeous Lakes District gives us a morning at the Beatrix Potter Hilltop House (self-guided) and an afternoon at Tower Bank Arm, where we’ll enjoy a pub lunch, followed by free time at Holehird Gardens, a spectacular stroll! Enjoy dinner back at the hotel this evening.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: Free Day in Windermere

You’ll have breakfast and dinner at the hotel and a free day to explore in between!

Meals: B, D

Day 10: Kirkstone Pass, Lowther Castle, Broughton House & Gardens

Today we will check out of Windermere and head for Kirkcudbright with a photo stop at Kirkstone Pass, followed by time to explore incredible Lowther Castle & Gardens on your own and have lunch. Later in the afternoon, we’ll visit Broughton House & Gardens before arriving at our hotel for dinner and haggis. That’s right, haggis!

Stay: Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day 11: Peter Pan Moet Brae House, Dumfries House & Gardens

We’ll depart today for Glasgow, stopping at the Peter Pan Moet Brae House in Dumfries, where you’ll have lots of time to explore Dumfries House and Gardens. Check into your hotel in Glasgow this evening.

Stay: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Nights: 2
Meals: B, L, D

Day 12: Free Day in Glasgow

Enjoy a free day to discover the grit and glam of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Take advantage of your included Hop-on, Hop-off Pass and feel like a local Glaswegian taking in the sites: Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Mackintosh House, and the Botanic Gardens to name a few.

Meals: B, D

Day 13: Return Flight Home

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take a coach to the airport for our return flight to Toronto.

Meals: B