• Price: from £430
  • Leaving on: 07/07/2017
  • Arriving back on: 09/07/2017
  • Location: Bradford on Avon

Tallulah Rose Flower School Principal, Rachel Wardley , has joined with ECT Travel to produce an exclusive tour package designed for floristry enthusiasts who love British flowers.

Arrive on Friday evening at Leigh Park Hotel, a Georgian country house hotel in charming Bradford on Avon, in time for a pre-dinner drinks reception and welcome before being treated to an expert floral demonstration by Rachel. Group dinners on both nights take place in the hotel’s private dining room, reserved for this tour and lunches are included on both days out.

As well as benefitting from a full day workshop with Rachel, the programme takes you to Compton Garden Flowers - a flower farm in Somerset - where you will be met by owner, Sarah Wilson, for a brief tour and enjoy another of Rachel’s wonderful floral demonstrations using freshly cut flowers from the farm. With free time in Wells, as well as lunch at the Cathedral Café and a visit to the Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, this tour is packed with a full programme of floral delights.

 

“After a career in fashion and a busy London life, I turned my attention to the world of flowers. I trained at the renowned Jane Packer Flower School in 2005 and had the honour of meeting the inspirational founder, an introduction I am particularly grateful for. Shortly afterwards I moved to the beautiful city of Bath and opened my first flower shop, a dream come true.” - Rachel Wardley

"After many years working in the corporate world we finally realised our ambition to set-up a flower farm and launched Compton Garden Flowers in 2016. We are passionate about British flowers and grow the vast majority of our crops from seed. Our aim is to grow beautiful flowers for cutting which our customers can enjoy each and every season." - Sarah Wilson

Accommodation

Leigh Park Hotel, Bradford on Avon

Seven miles from Bath and set in five acres of landscaped gardens with views of the Wiltshire Downs, this attractive three-star Georgian country house hotel, with its own walled garden and vineyard, offers country-style rooms with flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.

 

Outline Itinerary

Friday, 7 July

Arrive at Leigh Park Hotel in Bradford on Avon (check in from 3pm). Pre-dinner drinks reception, welcome and floral demonstration by Rachel Wardley. Rachel will then attend the private dinner.

Saturday 8 July

Depart the hotel by coach to visit Compton Garden Flowers in Compton Dando for a welcome, with tea/coffee and biscuits, by owner, Sarah Wilson. Rachel will use freshly cut flowers from the farm to prepare a floral display. Travelling on to Wells, you will have a little free time before lunch in the Wells Cathedral Café and an afternoon visit to Bishop’s Palace Garden.

Sunday 9 July

Today, you will be transported from the hotel to the centre of Bradford on Avon for a full day workshop with Rachel, held at the town’ s historic Masonic Hall.

 

Images courtesy of Damon Charles


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Tour price per person

£430/£480pp twin/single
Open to individuals and small groups

Tour Includes

  • 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast, lunches & evening meals
  • Two floral demonstrations by Rachel
  • Visit to Compton Garden Flowers
  • Visit to Wells including lunch and a visit to Bishops's Palace Gardens
  • Full day workshop with Rachel
  • ECT Tour Manager
Optional Extras
  • Travel Insurance