Newton Abbot Travel Club
         Wells & Eton 16


Friday 10th/Saturday 11th June 2016


Today is the first day of the Wells  Bishops Palace English Country Garden Festival celebrating the English Country Garden on the weekend of the Queens 90th birthday  celebrations.

Experience 14 acres of Palace gardens filled with stalls, hands-on demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, top gardening personalities and new ideas for how to use and love your garden.

If you can find time Wells is a very interesting town, there is of course Wells Cathedral, an interesting town museum and town to explore.

After our visit to Wells we make our way to Reading and our overnight hotel - Hilton Reading

Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner.


Chance to use the leisure facilities, have a good breakfast then you should be ready of our day ahead.

Our first garden visit will be to Cliveden Gardens (National Trust) for a couple of hours. For more than 300 years Cliveden was home to dukes, earls, viscounts and for a while a prince. A glittering hub of society, Cliveden hosted exclusive parties and political gatherings, later becoming infamously associated with the Profumo Affair. We will only have time for a taster of the gardens which are in  the Italian mode of the nineteenth century with mixed styles.
We then go onto Windsor for a visit to Eton College Gardens which will be opend this afternoon for charity.

This is a rare chance to  visit a group of central College gardens surrounded by historic school buildings, including Luxmoore's garden on an island in the Thames reached across two attractive bridges. Also an opportunity to explore the fascinating Eton College Natural History Museum and a small group of other private    gardens.   Home made teas will also be available.

Included in the price of the break
Coach with pickups, Forde Park, Railway Station, B&Q Newton Abbot,
Next, Greenhill Way route Kingsteignton and Exeter Services 

Bed Breakfast & 3 course dinner at Hilton Reading

Admission to Wells Bishops Palace Garden Festival

Admission to Eton College  Open Gardens
*Visit to Cliveden Gardens
* Free with National Trust  Membership Card

£20 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (limited availability)

£25 per person deposit with booking      
Final payment by 1st May



Bishops Palace Garden Festival

Bishops Palace Wells

Hilton Reading

Cliveden Gardens

Eton College Gardens