Visits & Tours

The society arranges a programme of outings through the year, some day trips and others afternoon or evening visits. Often they include special access to gardens and are frequently led by experts. We try to vary the days of the visits so all our members, whether working or retired, have the opportunity to join in.

Every other year we arrange a holiday, visiting several gardens and places of interest.

We use executive coaches from a local travel firm as comfort is important.

We also try to ensure that the hotels we use are accessible.

Visits 2019

  • Saturday 20th July

    The Walled Gardens of Cannington. Nr Bridgewater, Somerset
    The visit includes a tour of the garden – a 70m herbaceous border is a special feature.
    A hot drink & cake is included in the price and a restaurant is available for lunch.
    Leave for home approx. 4.00pm

Price: £40.00

Coach pick-up points:-

Finches Green 8.30am
Alton Health Centre 8.35am
Sainsbury’s 8.40am
Alton Fire Station 8.45am
  • Saturday 10th August

    Old Camps, Thatcham
    A tour of the garden which includes panoramic views of Watership Down. The garden has been featured on TV.
    Restaurant and plant sales
    Leave for home approx. 4.30pm

Price: £23.00

Coach pick-up points:-

Finches Green 11.30am
Sainsbury’s 11.40am

Booking form inside back cover of the society 2019 Programme. No Booking can be accepted without a booking form & payment. Cheques payable to Alton Horticultural Society. All bookings must be completed 4 weeks in advance of the selected outing.