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COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

To comply with Govenment guidance on restrictions to non-essential travel all GCT excursions are suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

Excursions arranged for April and May are postponed.

Excursions arranged for June onwards will be reviewed regularly and decisions made in line with Government guidance on whether to cancel or postpone them.

Refunds will be given for all postponed or cancelled excursions.

PLEASE CONSULT THIS SITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES

GCT organises excursions to places of interest throughout the year, though most are in the summer months.

We welcome suggestions for excursions destinations.

For more information about advertised excursions, suggestions and bookings please call 01644 420374 or email gct@catstrand.com

See below for our list of recent and upcoming excursions.

Please note:

Seats must be booked in advance online at www.catstrand.com (click on the 'Upcoming Shows BUY TICKETS' button)

OR by phone 01644 332473.

Admission prices are correct at the time of publication.

In addition to the pickup points/ times listed further pickups can be arranged if they are on the route. Please phone to enquire.

 

2020

April 25, Saturday    POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Gardens of Excellence

The Spring Garden, Cumbria

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel

This award winning garden consists of 23 acres of immaculately maintained formal gardens comprising of a series of formal gardens set within an informal landscape of spring flowers offering a riot of colour. 

Plants for sale.

Refreshments available.

Wheelchair accessible.

 

Will include visit to Grange-over-Sands where mid morning refreshments are available.

 

Pickups: TBC

Fare: TBC

Admission to garden £9

Booking available shortly.

May 30, Saturday   POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Gardens of Excellence

The Machers Gardens, Dumfries & Galloway

Craichlaw Garden, Kirkcowan

A formal garden with herbaceous borders, water garden, newly planted arboretum, walks around loch, all contained in extensive grounds.

Partly wheelchair accessible

Admission to garden £4

AND

Woodfall Garden, Glasserton

This lovely 3 acre 18th century walled garden demonstrates its origins to great success. Meet the owners and discover its history.

Plants for sale.

Refreshments available.

Wheelchair accessible.

Admission to garden £5

Pickups: TBC

Fare: TBC

Booking available shortly.

June 27, Saturday                   UNDER REVIEW

Woolfest, Cumbria

Woolfest is a great celebration of natural fibres and all things wool related. It rejoices in all aspects of wool - from hill farming and rare breed fleece animals to the latest craft techniques and creations. There are events and exhibitions as well as workshops, demonstrations and a rare breed parade in the main ring. The organisers aim to have something new to see and do each year for returning visitors.

 

Pickups: Dalry (Underhill) 0900, New Galloway (CatStrand) 0910, Kirkcudbright (Harbour Square Bus Stop) 0940, Castle Douglas (Market Hill) 1000, Dalbeattie 1020 (bus stop opposite Esso)

Fare £8

Admission to event £10 (to be confirmed by organiser)

BUY TICKETS

July 11, Saturday                              UNDER REVIEW

Gardens of Excellence

The Lakeland Garden, Cumbria

Holehird Gardens, Windermere (The Lakeland Horticultural Society)

This hillside 20 acre garden overlooks Lake Windermere and is maintained to a very high standard. Famous for its trial gardens, National Collections and wide range of plants.

Partially wheelchair accessible.

Plants for sale. 

 

Will include scenic drive beside Lake Ullswater and over Kirkstone Pass with lunchtime stop in Bowness-on-Windermere

Pickups: TBC

Fare: TBC

Admission to garden £5

Booking available shortly.

August 5, Wednesday                             UNDER REVIEW

Gardens of Excellence

The Borders Gardens, Borders

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo

See the spectacular woodland colours in this 65 acre Arboretum, containing  trees and shrubs from around the world, all set in the beautiful Tweed Valley.

 

Garden centre and café available.

Partially wheelchair accessible.

Admission to garden £6.30 (RBGE members free)

AND

Portmore Garden, Eddleston

A stunning 1.5 acre walled garden designed with taste and flair. The selection of colours in the planting is impressive. The glasshouses are full of tender plants displaying their own colours in full summer. The gardens contain an Italianate grotto, rose beds, borders and water garden.

Plants for sale.

Refreshments available.

Wheelchair accessible.

Admission to garden £6

Pickups: TBC

Fare: TBC

Booking available shortly.

September 5, Saturday                          UNDER REVIEW

Gardens of Excellence

The Tranquil Gardens, Cumbria

Acorn Bank House & Garden, Temple Sowerby

Potter around gardens enclosed by 17th century walls, this garden feels very intimate and is renowned for its medicinal herbs and fruit orchards. Explore the working watermill and discover the house and the industrial history of the wildlife grounds.

Plants for sale.

Refreshments available.

Partially wheelchair accessible. 

Admission to garden £9.30 (NTS members free)

AND

Larch Cottage Nursery, Melkinthorpe

This well known garden nursery is respected for its commitment to horticultural excellence and always has something special to offer the dedicated gardener. Plants are displayed in outdoor rooms which provide ideas for planting schemes.

Plants for sale.

Refreshments available.

Partially wheelchair accessible. 

Pickups: TBC

Fare: TBC

Booking available shortly.

October 3, Saturday                                UNDER REVIEW

Gardens of Excellence

The Autumn Garden, Dumfries & Galloway

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan

Walled garden filled with autumn colour, whilst trees and shrubs from the southern hemisphere display their vibrant textures and hues in the formal woodlands. An exotic paradise. Café and garden centre. Wheelchair accessible. Will include scenic drive to Portpatrick where afternoon refreshments will be available.

Pickups: TBC

Fare: TBC

Admission to garden £6.30 (RBGE members free)

Booking available shortly.