Tours and Itineraries



ALC are proud to announce exclusive tour partnership for the world famous Great Gardens of Cornwall. The gardens of the great estates of Cornwall are unique in their history and creation, many being linked to the patronage of the great plant hunters of the 19th and early 20th centuries by the mining adventurers and wealthy landowners of Cornwall. Here is one detailed example itinerary for a Spring/Summer visit including accommodation at The Vean on Caerhays Estate for up to 18 guests.

Call us for date availability.

Book a consultation with our garden tour expert: Lucinda Rimmington.

Example itinerary for a 7 night stay at The Vean on the Caerhays Estate, to include Highlights of the Cornwall Spring Gardens

Day 1: Caerhays Garden tour with Charles Williams
Lunch in the Castle
Free afternoon to walk the coastal path to Mevagissey.for local shopping.
Evening lecture with Charles Williams at The Vean

Day 2: Trebah Garden tour
Lunch at Trebah
Afternoon seasonal floristry masterclass with Charles Fox and tour of Glendurgan garden
Shopping in gift shop then transfer to Falmouth for walk through town.
Evening ferry ride from Falmouth to St Mawes and transfer back to The Vean

Day 3: The Lost Gardens of Heligan tour with head gardener.
Lunch in magnificent Heligan restaurant
Afternoon foraging workshop with wild food expert.
Shopping in gift shop.
Evening: Dinner made with wild foraged ingredients.

Day 4: Tregothnan: Tour of the largest private garden in Cornwall at the home of Lord Falmouth with head gardener
lunch on site by local caterer.
Tea masterclass with Jonathan Jones followed by Cream Tea with estate jam.
Shopping in gift shop.

Day 5: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Trengwainton and Trewidden Gardens with tours by head gardeners
Wine tasting and Dinner at Polgoon Vineyard with head vintner and sommelier.

Day 6: Eden Project; tour with head gardeners
Shopping in gift shop
Afternoon visit to Lanhydrock. National Trust property

Day 7: Check out and transfer to onward travel destinations via morning garden visit to Trewidden gardens and Fowey for a farewell lunch overlooking one of Cornwall’s prettiest harbours.

(The above itinerary gives a broad view of the Spring highlights of some of Cornwall’s gardens with the input of those that care and tend them. The addition of vineyards, the Eden Project and plenty of high quality shopping opportunities makes this a well-rounded visit for garden enthusiasts and their partners and includes hosted luxury transport for the full week.

Price per head for a group of 16 guests (sharing two per room) at The Vean, Caerhays Estate, Roseland peninsula is from £1,416.00.

Price per head for FIT’s staying at our hotel The Residence at Bolenna is from £1,872.00.

Please call or email us to help refine a tour especially tailored to your requirements.


Availability at The Residence at Bolenna is limited due to the immense popularity of the venue. Late bookings may need to be relocated to another hotel or guest house nearby but will still be eligible for the full package of tours & activities, as well as dinner. We will confirm your room at the time of booking.

** If you are visiting us from overseas, you may be able to reclaim any taxes payable from your own authorities either at the time of purchase, or on repatriation following your trip. Please contact your local advisors for details and relevant forms as this may also enable you to claim back other expenses whilst in the UK **