VisitEngland’s 2016 Year of the English Garden initiative will feature prominently at the British Tourism & Travel Show (March 16-17).
The new ‘Year of the English Garden’ feature area, supported by VisitEngland, marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of garden designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Participating exhibitors include Scampston Hall & Walled Garden, Dartington Hall, Sulgrave Manor Trust, the National Trust’s Canons Ashby, Great Gardens of Cornwall – including Tresco Abbey Garden, Trewithen Gardens, and Caerhays Castle Gardens – Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Other garden attractions from across the UK will also be at the show, such as Snowdonia National Park Centre, The National Trust for Scotland, Floors Castle, Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, Holkham, Bamburgh Castle (part of Explore Northumberland), and The Savill Garden.
Other new show feature areas for 2016 include the Vineyard, Brewery and Distillery Trail and The London Zone, supported by London & Partners.
Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, the British Tourism & Travel Show will showcase more than 250 attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations and tourist boards.