Monday 30th: We arrive at the hotel with plenty of time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll along the promenade before dinner this evening.
Tuesday 1st: We enjoy a leisurely tour along the Sussex coast to the bustling resort of Brighton. Take time to stroll through the Lanes full of antiques or visit the Royal Pavillion with its exotic oriental appearance. This afternoon we visit Borde Hill Garden. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with spectacular views over the Sussex Weald and the Ouse Valley, Borde Hill’s grounds extend to over 200 acres across the garden, woodland and parkland. The garden is constantly evolving with new plantings and designs to add to variety, colour and interest throughout the year.
Wednesday 2nd: Today we visit the popular resort of Eastbourne calling at Beachy Head en-route. Eastbourne has long been a popular seaside resort with its colourful gardens and elegant seafront. Leaving Eastbourne we visit Lewes with its medieval streets and alleyways before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Thursday 3rd: After breakfast this morning we travel to Nymans Estate. This is a garden lover’s home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins. In the late 1800s Ludwig Messel bought the Nymans Estate to make a dream family house. Inspired by wooded surroundings he created a garden with plants collected from around the world. The house was partially destroyed by fire in 1947 and the romantic ruins of a fairy-tale Gothic mansion remain. From here we head to Chichester for free time. Blending old and new, Chichester offers an enticing mix of designer label boutiques, high street shopping, renowned art galleries and contemporary cafes.
Friday 4th: This morning we enjoy our last breakfast before we return home.