25th Anniversary Garden tour to England

Sep 13th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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Sorry to sound "wussish"Janis, but I was considering Oreganmom's comment " We could probably do some driving, but DH gets stressed out doing so".
If that's the case narrow roads, being on the 'wrong' side of the road, cars steering-wheel on the opposite side as well, will definitely not help him to have a lovely holiday.
Personally we have coped very well with driving on the Isle of Wight and Guernsey, both of which have narrow roads very similar to Cornwall.
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Sep 13th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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Just to add my 2 pence - we live in London and spend many weekends visiting castles and National Trust sites.

Personally, I think the gardens are better in June than they are in September. They are still fantastic in September, but you see many rose gardens that are burnt out. In June they have been really really nice.

You can join the National Trust and then get into all of their properties for free. Many are around each other so lots of times we see 2 a day. Many of them have really fantastic gardens - but you really have to drive and get a GPS system.

I agree that if you are afraid to drive, take a tour. It is difficult to get the real feel of the garden of England by public transport.

I also agree that if you are uncomfortable driving, find another way to do it. I have lived here for 2 years and I don't drive. I find the roads are very narrow - but my husband drives every day with no problem. It is a personal thing but it would suck to spend time and effort and expense planning a once in a lifetime type holiday only to be stressed out by the driving.
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Sep 13th, 2007, 01:17 PM
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I wouldn't join the National Trust (I do belong to it - actually the Royal Oak Society - the Nat'l Trust branch for overseas members). Instead, I'd buy a Great British Heritage Pass since it will get you into all Nat'l Trust properties, all English Heritage places and most privately owned ones too.

I might join the Royal Horticultural Society (I'm also a member of the RHS) if you wanted member privs at the Chelsea Flower Show, Wisley, etc.
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