GREAT BRITISH ESCAPES
FLORAL TRIBUTES: Garden holidays operator Botanica World Discoveries is offering savings of $1000 a couple on combinations of two cruises or tours of more than 10 days apiece in 2016. Options include a 15-day Mediterranean Landscapes Cruise combined with a 10day Chelsea Flower Show holiday that also covers English and Welsh gardens in spring, including Winston Churchill’s one-time home, Chartwell, in Kent. Book by October 31 for the discount. More: 1300 305 202; botanica.travel.
DESTINATION CHINA: Wedgwood will open a visitor centre in Stoke–on-Trent, Staffordshire, in the northern spring with elegant afternoon teas (on finest china, one presumes), Wedgwood Museum tours, a retail store and a restaurant. More: wedgwoodvisitorcentre.com.
LONDON FOR LESS:
Chelsea Flower Show