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The Great Garden Escape

Escape the city for the gardens aboard The Great Garden Escape – a rather unique day trip experience running in 2021 from London Paddington to The Newt in Somerset, in partnership with Great Western Railway.


Come and experience all things Somerset in this perfectly packaged day trip, running for the 2021 spring/summer season. You will travel in First Class comfort from London Paddington, arriving in Somerset to explore cultivated gardens and ancient woodland; taste freshly picked fare in our Garden Café, and sip quality cyder made with 100% apple juice.

Our dedicated team of hosts will ensure that every aspect of your day is taken care of, from breakfast through to supper. Our gardeners, chefs and cyder makers will guide you along the way, sharing their expertise with exclusive tours, talks and tastings.


The Great Garden Escape will run every weekend from April - September 2021.

Tickets cost £285pp. Group bookings and exclusive use are available, with the option to tailor your escape with seasonal workshops and bespoke experiences. Please get in touch to book or find out more.