Kyoto & Sunken Gardens & Lunch

Kyoto & Sunken Gardens & Lunch

Departing Suffolk & Essex - Meet your Blue Badge Guide at the Princess Diana Memorial playground to begin your tour. Learn about the playground and visit the beautiful Kyoto Gardens and Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace. Includes a delicious 2 course lunch.

Meet your Blue Badge Guide at the Princess Diana Memorial playground to begin your tour. Learn about the playground and visit the beautiful Kyoto Gardens and Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace. Includes a 2-course meal in London.

 

Kyoto Gardens

The garden was opened in 1991 as a gift from Kyoto to commemorate the long friendship between Japan and Great Britain.

The garden is carefully designed to reflect key traits of Japanese gardens, including stone lanterns, tiered waterfalls and plenty of fish.

The crashing water is occasionally mixed with the squawks of peacocks who wander around the park. Despite these occasional birdcalls, a few minutes in the Kyoto Garden will have a restorative effect to your spirit.

 

Sunken Gardens

The beautiful Sunken Garden was planted in 1908, transforming part of the gardens previously occupied by potting sheds into a tranquil ornamental garden of classical proportions.

It was modelled on a similar garden at Hampton Court Palace and celebrated a style of gardening seen in the 18th century.

The garden is terraced with paving and ornamental flower beds, surrounding an ornamental pond with fountains formed from reused 18th century water cisterns retrieved from the palace.

Today, the garden continues the tradition of rotational flower displays in the spring and summer. Vibrant colours and exotic planting are on display from April to October when the garden is looking its best.

In the spring, tulips, wallflowers and pansies bloom while in the summer months geraniums, cannas, begonias and many more provide the vivid colour.

 

*Please note this tour does not include entrance to Kensington Palace*

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Colchester United FC Colchester United FC, United Way CO4 5UP (off A12)
Parking £6 per day. Please contact 01206 540424.
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
East Bergholt Bus Lay By East Bergholt Bus Lay By @ Junction B1070/A12
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Felixstowe-Premier Inn Felixstowe Bus Stop opp Permier Inn, Garrison Ln
Ipswich Railway Station Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Road, IP2 8AL
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Trimley St Martin (PH) Trimley St Martin - Opp Hand in Hand Public House,
IP11 0RL
Trimley St Martin (Reeve) Trimley St Martin, Reeve Lodge,
Trimley St Mary (Sprites) Trimley St Mary, Opp Sprites Hall Lane,
Trimley St Mary Bus Stop Trimley St Mary, Bus Stop, Nr Station Road,
Walton - Half Moon Walton, Half Moon Public House,IP11 9QL
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