Garden Experiences in North East England


Visit this stately home in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its dramatic interiors and art collections,  woodland walks, follies, temples, lakes and fountains.  Bring a blanket and settle down for a picnic afternoon tea in the grounds. 

This is a great gift for lovers of food and gardens!  Take a tour of Rudding Park's Kitchen Garden, with award-winning produce such as herbs and edible flowers. Then enjoy a three course lunch choosing from the Menu of the Day at the two AA Rosette Clocktower Restaurant.
£120.00 (Use the code AHW2024RLD to get 10% off)

Enjoy a hosted garden lunch with celebrated gardener Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister, who will lead a talk on the history of the house and gardens, followed by a guided walk around the Walled Gardens and Lakes.  There's garden talk over coffee served in Swinton Park's Drawing Room.  Lunches are themed on different topics including the parkland and lakes or the walled garden. 

With a gift membership, there's unlimited entry to the 5 RHS Gardens for the member and a family guest or 2 children (4 children for joint memberships) and free entry to over 220 Partner Gardens for the member (or the main member in a joint membership).  Plus members can have reduced rate tickets to RHS Flower Shows and The Garden magazine (monthly) plus more!  And one of the RHS gardens is of course RHS Harlow Carr near Harrogate in Yorkshire! 

Find out how to care for and keep honeybees ethically and sustainably, and discover lots of knowledge about bees through practical and theory sessions.  There's hands-on time working with honeybees at the outdoor beehive, and you'll discover how to identify the queen bee.  Beekeping suits are provided but you need to bring a packed lunch.  Please note participant guidelines provided by Virgin Experience Days. 

Tuck into a delicious afternoon tea at this beautiful 19th century country house in East Yorkshire.  There's a selection of tasty sandwiches and cakes, and aromatic teas and coffee. Surrounded by 17 acres of breathtaking, immaculate gardens, so that you can enjoy a stroll around and also enjoy the the stunning waters of River Ouse.

Enjoy a 2 hour floristry lesson hosted by friendly, professional florists.  There are several different themes you can choose from and no experience is needed!  All equipment and materials required will be provided on the day and you'll be part of a group of up to 15 people.  And you can take your flower creation home with you!

Celebrate the finer things in life with a traditional afternoon tea spread and a garden stroll.  Devour your afternoon tea and then head out to the gardens, where 12 acres of landscaped gardens await you.  The tour is self-guided. 
£70.00 (Use AHW2024BAG for 10% off)

Right, so this isn't a garden experience in the traditional sense, but with this gift you can grow your 0wn-botanicals and give flavour to a tipple like gin or vodka.  The pots, compost discs & seeds are all provided.  It's a bit of a novelty gift but fun too, and it could be just the thing for someone who needs a gift to enjoy at home.