Gardens of North Devon

No matter what time of year or season you visit, the gardens of North Devon offer spectacular seas of colour! From our base in Bideford, we visit RHS Rosemoor, where hints of summer await around every corner, and Hartland Abbey, where you can stroll through the woodland which are carpeted with wildflowers that lead to the four secret 18th century Walled Gardens.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to North Devon for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Nestled in a Devon valley, RHS Garden Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect. Explore the rose gardens, the long borders, the exotic gardens and all the seasonal delights at this stunning garden run by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Formal Garden and Stream Field is where visitors experience first, that lead into the orchards and Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. Walking through the Underpass, discover the contrasting original garden of Lady Anne Berry which features many 'garden rooms' that seamlessly blend into one.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor

Enjoy a day at leisure or why not join our optional excursion to Lynton and Lynmouth, which hug the North Devon coast and are connected by the olde-worlde funicular railway that offers wonderful views across the bay? A visiting poet described Lynton and Lynmouth as Little Switzerland due to its Alpine-like appearance and the area is still referred to in this way today!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Lynton and Lynmouth

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Excursion including a visit to beautiful Hartland Abbey and Gardens. Situated in a hidden corner of North Devon, we visit the delightful gardens where you'll discover pretty walled gardens, peaceful woodland walks and stunning planting in the Glasshouses. We continue to visit Woolacombe, with its wide expanse of stunning beach which was voted Beach of the Year in 2021.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Woolacombe
  • Hartland Abbey and Gardens

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Image © Jason Ingram, RHS Rosemoor

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Ilfracombe.

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

The Dilkhusa Grand Hotel has a unique story behind it; originally bought by a Raj as a gift for his wife, it was named as ‘Dilkhusa,’ meaning ‘House of the Happy Heart’ in Hindustani. Situated in a great seafront location in Ilfracombe, the hotel is across the road from the wonderful Jubilee Gardens which contain the fascinating Ilfracombe Museum and the Landmark theatre, and it’s just a short walk to the attractive working harbour and town centre. With a sociable atmosphere, inviting lounges and tempting dining options, this hotel has all the perfect ingredients for a relaxing break by the coast.

Location: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 9AH

Hotel Facilities

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  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
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  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
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  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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