Departing the Allestree Evergreen Hall, Cornhill Allestree, DE22 2FT at 8.00 a.m.
Kew Gardens (Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE)
Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Set in 326 acres of beautiful grounds it contains the world’s most diverse collection of living plants, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.
The world renowned Temperate House will reopen in May 2018 after a 5 year restoration and is home to 1500 plant species from Asia, Australasia, the Americas and South Africa and threatened plants from the world’s temperate zones.
The Great Broad Walk Borders is the world’s largest double herbaceous border flanking both sides of the 320 metre long broad walk and features 60,000 flowering plants to ensure a dazzling display of colour from early Spring to late Autumn.
There is also a tree top walkway as well as other glass houses including the Davies Alpine House, Palm House and the Princess of Wales Conservatory and extensive parkland with many magnificent specimen trees.