A wonderful way to see and spend time with Flower Friends

Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a well-being destination since Roman times. Taking inspiration from this wonderful part of England and its history, NAFAS Chairman Katherine Kear will be hosting this special tour, with a  two-night stay in central Bath and lots of great floral fun. Enjoy visits to historical sites in Bath and the pretty cathedral town of  Wells, as well as to meet an artisan flower grower and florist – with floral demonstrations and talks with local experts along the way. Katherine will also judge the Chairman’s Challenge: to create (and wear) a Roman wreath of your own design.

NAFAS has teamed up with ECT Travel to provide this opportunity.

Experiences you will treasure

  • Private Coach transfers as required during programme
  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at DoubleTree by Hilton
  • 1 glass Welcome Fizz
  • Talk about life in Roman Bath from a specialist speaker
  • Tour of Compton Garden Flowers with tea/coffee and biscuit
  • Mini floral demonstration by Katherine Kear
  • Entry to Wells Cathedral
  • 1 x light lunch
  • Entry to Bishops’ Palace and Gardens
  • Floral demonstration by Coral Gardiner with pre-dinner drink in a private room
  • Entry to Roman Baths with a welcome address


Day 1  – Thursday 7th July 2022

You will make your own way to Bath

  • 16:00 – Check in to DoubleTree by Hilton*
  • 18:00 – Welcome address by Katherine Kear with a pre-dinner glass of Fizz in a private room
  • 18:30-19:30 – Stephen BirdHead of Heritage Services Bath, will talk about life during Bath’s Roman period
  • 19:30 – 3 course dinner with a glass of wine or soft drink and coffee and mints
    Following dinner, Katherine will announce the winner of the Roman Wreath competition

Check-in  is 4pm  – you can leave your luggage with reception if you arrive early and your room is not ready

Day 2  – Friday 8th July 2022

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 09:30 – Depart hotel by local coach
  • 10:00 – Arrive Compton Garden Flowers in the Somerset village of Compton Dando, 6 miles from Bath. The owner Sarah Wilson will take you on a short tour of her lovely flower farm and cut flowers for a mini demonstration by Katherine Kear which will take place in the garden or in the village hall/local church. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served.
  • 12:00 – Depart for Wells
  • 12:30-1345: Visit Wells Cathedral in Somerset. Set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city this is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style
  • 13:45 – Light lunch at the Wells Cathedral Cafe
  • 15:00 – Visit the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens adjacent to Wells Cathedral. Designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, this has been the home of the Bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years.  In 2016, the Gardens were awarded RHS Partner Garden status
  • 16:30 – Depart Wells
  • 17:00 – Return to hotel
  • 18:15 – Pre-dinner glass of wine or soft drink
  • 18:30 – Demonstration by award-winning floral designer Coral GardinerVice-Chair of the South West Area of NAFAS, in a private room
  • 19:30 – 3 course dinner with a glass of wine or soft drink and coffee and mints

Day 3 – Saturday 9th July 2022

  • Breakfast and check out of hotel (Check out is at 11am at the lastest)
  • 09:30 – Depart hotel on foot to visit The Roman Baths, a well-preserved thermae in the city of Bath.
  • 10:00 – Visit to the Roman Baths with welcome address followed by free time in Bath for anyone who wants to stay a bit longer in Bath
  • Afternoon: Return to the hotel. Everyone departs by own transport and goes their separate ways.

For further details click here to go to Michaels tour page on the ECT website:



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