Let your ‘green’ fingers do the walking!

Now the warmer weather has arrived we find ourselves spending more time outside, much of which may be spent in our own gardens.  Tidying up after the winter and introducing new and varied species of plants and flowers to brighten both our mood and our surroundings.

We are also fortunate to have so many wonderful gardens we can visit in the UK, whether it’s just for a day to walk around the grounds of one of our fascinating historical houses or the many garden shows taking place this summer.  Alternatively, you may prefer to travel a little further and enjoy a short break to explore the beautiful floral displays in other UK counties.

To perhaps obtain some inspiration for your garden or just marvel at the gardening skills of others, here are just a selection of some of the gardens you can visit with Woods during June and July:

Stansted Park Garden Show

8th June – Day Excursion

The perfect event to find all you need for your garden (and home) in the magnificent setting of Stansted Park.

Many local suppliers exhibit alongside new talent, designers and artisans.

Stands showcase the latest specialist plants, garden accessories, art, design, sculpture, fashion.


RHS Garden Wisley

17th June – Day Excursion

The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, a luscious rose garden and a state-of-the-art Glasshouse.

Explore the plant centre and gift shop and stop for refreshments in the many restaurants and cafes.

Pashley Manor Gardens & Great Dixter House & Garden

19th July – Day Excursion

The day starts with a visit to Pashley Manor Gardens, a romantic English garden framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds.

The afternoon is spent at Great Dixter House and Gardens, the birthplace, home and passion of gardening writer, the late Christopher Lloyd.

Features include a variety of clipped topiary, wild meadow flowers, mixed borders, ponds and the Exotic Garden.

Roses & Racehorses

20th June – 5 Days

This tour includes a day at Woburn Garden Show, set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey and within 42 acres of Abbey Gardens, “The Gardener’s Garden Show” offers one of the best locations of any show in the UK.

There is also a fascinating visit to the National Horse-racing Heritage Centre at Newmarket and time to explore some of the historic towns which make this area such a wonderful destination.

Royal Sandringham & The Shires

8th July – 5 Days

This tour takes you to The Queen’s country retreat – Sandringham, with its stunning gardens edged with fields of lavender.

There is also a visit to Barnsdale Gardens, home to the late Geoff Hamilton and Gardeners World.  The gardens comprise 37 individual gardens within eight acres.






We hope this has given you some insight into some of the many beautiful gardens and garden events on offer this summer.  For further information on any of the above trips, and many more day excursions and coach holidays, visit our website or call our friendly sales team on 01243 868080.

National Gardening Week runs from 29th April to 5th May, and this year the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is encouraging everyone to grow-your-own and share their tips on growing home-grown produce.  To find out more, visit their website: www.rhs.org.uk/nationalgardeningweek