Join us for a glorious day out to this well-known Dorset garden with all travel costs and
lunch included so that you can relax completely. We also hope to meet the new Curator,
our very own apprentice graduate David Pearce, who expects to be able to spend a little
time with us sharing his excitement for his new role.
VBGFS Trip to Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens
Thursday 29th June 2023
“One of the finest Gardens I have ever visited”
Meet our coach either at Coppins Bridge car park at 0730 or at the Red Funnel terminal in
East Cowes from 0800 – 0815 (The ferry leaves at 0830 and we will not wait!)
0930 Ferry arrives in Southampton and the coach travels to Abbotsbury village arriving 1130-1145.
There will be a little time to explore this pretty village before finding The Abbey
House at 12 noon where there will be a sandwich buffet lunch waiting for us. The coach
will then take us on down to the Gardens (about 10 minutes).
1300 – 1600 Free time to explore the Gardens www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens
At some point, David hopes to join us to show us highlights or outline his plans – timing to
be confirmed. Not forgetting the delightful Colonial-style tearoom.
1600 Meet the coach for the return journey
1800 Ferry from Southampton
1900 Arrive East Cowes where you can either leave the party or travel with the coach to
Cost (to include all coach travel, ferry, Garden entrance and lunch at The Abbey House):
£45 per head
Please reserve your place by e-mailing or phoning Sally Peake
e: email@example.com tel 01982 731403 and confirm by payment
BACS: Ventnor Botanic Garden Friends,
sort code 54-41-31, Account no: 49647717 ref: Abbotsbury and your surname
Any questions: please do get in touch with Sally