Day 1– As we travel to Looe, we will stop for lunch at the drivers chosen destination. Arriving at the hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2— This morning we head for Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, and regarded as one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth. In 1991, the gardens were rediscovered from the brambles of time, and a year later The Lost Gardens of Heligan opened to the public. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project. There are more than 200 acres, a veritable paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. The Jungle takes visitors on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas whilst the estate reveals a lost world of traditional and rare breeds, wildlife and ancient woodland. In the afternoon we will travel Mevagissey where you will have time free here.
Day 3 – A day of leisure in Looe. You could visit the Old Guildhall and Goal or even The Monkey Sanctuary. If the weather is fine you could take one of the many boat cruises from the harbour or simply enjoy seafront and Banjo Pier or why not take a short bus journey to Polperro, a largely unspoilted fishing village that has a unique tidal pool.
Day 4—Today, we head to the Eden project for a full day of exploring this world famous, award winning attraction. In 1995, the site was a China Clay Pit. Today, in the crater that was left once the pit closed, are massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity. Stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. Visitors can stroll through the world’s largest steamy rainforests in the largest indoor jungle in the world. A colourful, sensory journey takes you though the warm, temperate regions of the world, taking in South Africa, California and the Mediterranean. Outside, your will find exhibits, unique sculpture and a vibrant globe garden that tells the fascinating story of plants and how we use them for medicine, fuels, materials and food. Its quite a place! if time permits, via Fowey, a beautiful medieval fishing village.
Day 5—We will visit The Gardens of Trebah, which were mentioned in The Domesday Book (1085). This subtropical paradise has been nurtured for over 1000 years. Created in a beautiful valley, you can walk under canopies bursting into spring bloom, making beautiful tunnels of colour taking you to the beach on the River Helford. In the afternoon, we travel onto Falmouth. The striking deep-water harbour through the years the port has been known as the first and last, as ships crossing the Atlantic would seek shelter here during bad weather, for repairs or fuel.
Day 6—Travelling home, we will stop for comfort break. Arriving home In the afternoon.