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(Tour code: CFE18)

From the Eden Project to Heligan's Lost Gardens

Usher in the spring season on this colourful flower-filled tour. From our beautiful woodland base in St Austell, we visit the Cornwall Flower Show, see the famous Eden Project and Heligan, and explore the Cornish countryside by heritage train.

  • St Austell
  • Cornwall Flower Show at the Boconnoc Estate
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
  • Eden Project
  • Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Optional Bag Concierge

Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Customers

Arrive in St Austell

Your tour begins in St Austell, as you meet your Tour Manager at the Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate, your base for four nights. After settling in, you are free to perhaps take one of the walking trails through the woodland estate, or unwind in the spa (payable locally), ahead of dinner this evening.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Deer Park
Deer Park

Cornwall Flower Show

Today we travel to Lostwithiel, to visit the Boconnoc Estate. At this time of year, the beautiful grounds host the Cornwall Flower Show. Organised by the Cornwall Garden Society, the event showcases the very best of Britain's colourful floral beauty in springtime; daffodils and other plant bulbs abound, as do magnolias and ornamental shrubs. The diverse exhibits range from show gardens to floral art, utilising an array of different plants. Many respected experts and professionals are on hand to give talks and advice on how to create your ideal garden, and a number of trade stands ensure you can pick up those handy horticultural aids. You can explore the exhibits at your own pace, or perhaps enjoy a stroll around Boconnoc's gardens, which boast their own lake and deer park.

  • Breakfast
  • Cornwall Flower Show
  • Boconnoc Estate
Day 3 Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

Lost Gardens, Bodmin & Wenford Railway

This morning we visit the former Tremayne Estate, home to the extraordinary Lost Gardens of Heligan. The gardens were neglected in the aftermath of the First World War, but captured the public's imagination when they were lovingly restored to their former glory in the 1990s.

You are free to explore the site at your leisure. Strewn as they are with unusual features, exotic flora and unique and incredible arrangements, the Lost Gardens truly exude a magical and almost otherworldly ambience. We continue to Bodmin, where we join the famous Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway, for a nostalgic and scenic return journey in a heritage train.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
Day 4 Eden Project
Eden Project

The Eden Project and Mevagissey

We visit the world-famous Eden Project today. Situated in an old china clay pit, this iconic landmark is a celebration of environmental conservation. Its famous plastic domes are the largest greenhouses in the world, and contain thousands of exotic flora and fauna from across the planet. After, we continue by coach to the pretty village of Mevagissey.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Return Home
Return Home

Return Home

Today, the tour concludes, and you are free to make your journey home.

  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate

Delicious meals included

  • 7 meals including 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Excursion to the Boconnoc Estate, with admission to the Cornwall Flower Show
  • Visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Return journey on the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
  • Excursion to visit the Eden Project

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Lori Mcclaren
Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Phil Conde
Cornwall Spring Flower Show

From the Eden Project to Heligan's Lost Gardens


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