National Trust Croome Court in Worcestershire (hopefully with Snowdrops!)
There is more to Croome than meets the eye. At the heart of the park lies Croome Court, once home to the Earls of Coventry with four floors to explore. The 6th Earl of Coventry was an 18th century trend-setter and today Croome follows his lead by using artists and craftspeople in the house to tell the story of its eclectic past in inventive ways.
The visitor centre was once a secret wartime airbase and a hub of activity for thousands of people. There is an RAF Museum that explains all.
Croome also has the grandest of English landscapes, ‘Capability’ Brown’s masterful first commission, with commanding views over the Malvern Hills.
In 2009 and 2010 the National Trust planted 10,500 snowdrops in the Church Shrubbery, so I hope they will put on a display during our visit.
To find out more, I have arranged a short history talk on arrival with morning coffee/tea and biscuits.
Timings: Leave Leominster 9:15am, Hereford 9:45am, Ross 10:15am.
Depart 4:00pm and to Ross 5:00pm, Hereford 5:30pm and Ross 6:00pm.
Cost: Including travel costs, introduction talk with morning tea/coffee and biscuits £30.00 for NT members or £40.00 for non NT members.