Great Garden Escape

Don't miss the train...

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


Run away this summer and experience all things Somerset. From 12 June we are embarking on a First Class adventure, whisking you from London Paddington to the heart of the West Country. Explore picturesque gardens and ancient woodland, discover the art of cyder making and enjoy the finest fare plucked from the soil beneath your feet. Finally relax back into your seat and savour the perfect afternoon tea, as the miles fly by and we return you to the city.

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 ticket includes First Class return travel from London Paddington to The Newt in Somerset; guided tours, talks and tastings; all meals from breakfast through to supper; plus 12-month Garden Membership (for a return visit under your own steam!)

The service will operate 12 June - 26 September 2021.

Ticket price is £295pp for adults.

We welcome families, with no additional charge for children under 5 years sharing your seat. Children aged 5–15 years will be charged at a reduced rate, while those aged 16+ are charged at standard adult rate.

Group bookings and exclusive use are available, with the option to tailor your escape with seasonal workshops and bespoke experiences.

To book child, family or group tickets, please get in touch with our Reservations team who will be more than happy to help.

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