Rosemoor is one of the four big RHS gardens in England. Nestled in a Devon valley, it blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect. Rosemoor has one of the biggest rose gardens in the country and our visit will coincide with the annual Rose Festival. Leaving campus at 8am and returning early evening.
Cost Non-RHS members £24, RHS members £15
Choose to spend the day at either Kew Gardens or Hampton Court Palace.
At Kew gardens visit the Palm House, the Waterlily house or the Prince of Wales Conservatory. Walk through the arboretum to the Pagoda or take in the view from the treetop walkway. Be one of the first to visit the acclaimed Hive which will be housed at Kew from June 2016.
Or spend a day wallowing in history at Hampton Court Palace. See Henry VIII's Apartments and his Crown, take a walk through the Tudor Kitchens, enjoy Chapel Court and/or the Chapel Royal, discover Young Henry VIII's Story, watch the new Baroque Story film, visit William III's Apartments, gaze at the new Georgian Chocolate Kitchen, explore the Georgian Story. Afterwards enjoy the gardens and get lost in the maze!
Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016 Cost :
Kew Gardens £28
Hampton Court £30
£1 reduction for seniors and reduced rates for children
To book your place email: A.D.Linfield@bath.ac.uk
Day trip to either Oxford or Blenheim Palace. Get off the coach in Oxford city centre and spend the day exploring the city, the colleges and/or the Ashmolean museum. Alternatively stay on for a day at Blenheim Palace. Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. Once there the day is yours to do as you please. Join a tour of the House including the imposing Great Hall and beautifully intricate State Rooms, visit the Churchill Exhibitions, stroll round the magnificent formal gardens, explore the pleasure gardens complete with miniature train, maze and tropical butterfly farm. There shall also be a medieval event with jousting and falconry displays on this date.
Departing 8.30 am from campus; returning from Blenheim at 4.30 pm and Oxford at 5 pm.
Cost £12 for members and guests for both destinations. Cost of entrance to the Blenheim Palace NOT included but it may be possible to purchase group tickets at a reduced rate if enough people are interested.
Date: Saturday 30th April 2016
Cost: £12 per person (coach only)
Contact : A.D.Linfield@bath.ac.uk to book a place.