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The Gardens and Galleries of Cornwall

England 4 nights Price from £1,596 per person
Departs: 25 Mar 2024
Departs: 25 Mar 2024

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Cornwall’s unique microclimate makes it the perfect destination for a spring escape, and the warmth combined with the special quality of the light here has – much like the French Riviera – long attracted both artists and horticulturalists. In the company of expert gardener and writer Kirsty Fergusson, we will visit some of the very best of the county’s spring gardens – both public and private – as well as important art galleries including the recently extended Tate St Ives.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Three lunches
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of garden expert, Kirsty Fergusson


  • Day 1 - Arrival in Falmouth

    Please make your own way to Falmouth where we stay for the duration of the tour at the 4* St Michaels Resort. Dinner will be taken in the hotel’s restaurant this evening.
  • Day 2 - Trewithen & Bosvigo

    Today we visit Trewithen, an 18th century house surrounded by 30 acres of woodland gardens, where Gary Long, the head gardener will give a tour taking in the magnificent collection of  camellias and magnolias. After an independent lunch in the garden‘s own cafe, we go to Bosvigo on the outskirts of Truro, where Wendy Perry has created a delightful spring garden.
  • Day 3 - Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens & St. Ives

    Our first visit this morning is to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Here impressive exotic and sub-tropical planting is combined with works by internationally renowned artists including James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long, who have created sculpture to complement the surrounding Cornish landscape. Next we head to the Tate St. Ives. Reopened in October 2017 after a four- year redevelopment, the Tate is now able to display a semi-permanent collection in the original building including several works by artists associated with Cornwall, as well as a programme of temporary exhibitions in the new wing. We will then visit the nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden where the artist and sculptor lived with her husband, Ben Nicholson, after they moved to Cornwall. She died here on 20 May 1975 after a fire swept through the building. 
  • Day 4 - Trebah & Glendurgan

    Today we go to two magnificent gardens on the Helford River. The first, Trebah, is a wonderful sub-tropical paradise with glorious views out across the river. Established over 160 years ago by the Quaker polymath Charles Fox as a pleasure garden, it is full of exotic species. In the knowledgeable company of Charles Fox’s great great nephew (also Charles Fox) we continue to his family home at Glendurgan for lunch. Now run by the National Trust, Glendugan combines superb Victorian planting with banks of wildflowers and a tremendous, squishy-contoured laurel maze.
  • Day 5 - Potager Garden and Departure

    The tour ends after a visit to nearby Potager Garden in the company of its director, Mark Harris. This is a relatively new garden created on the site of a former plant nursery where creativity thrives alongside enjoyment and relaxation. After our visit, we have a light lunch in their fabulous café.

Departure Dates and Prices

25 Mar 2024

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Price from£1596

Single Supp.£240

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