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The National Trust provides some stunning places to visit, and one of the most popular times to see their gardens in full bloom is in the Summer months. Many people in the UK and international visitors fill their venues every year, but travelling to them can sometimes be a hassle, especially if you don’t drive. Luckily, private coach hire options provide nature-lovers with one of the best value ways to reach each destination, offering a Summer of day trips to schedule in the diary.

Summer day trips: Visit National Trust gardens with private coach hireWhy Choose Private Coach Hire Services to Visit National Trust Gardens?

Having to direct someone along roads you’re unfamiliar with or relying on a satnav to get you to a destination can often take the fun out of a journey. Luckily, private coach hire specialists have knowledgeable drivers who have years of experience in the area, identifying the best routes to get you and your group to each National Trust destination efficiently and on time, beating the crowds and arriving in comfort. If travelling in a group, it’s also great value rather than paying multiple public transport fares or petrol on vehicles. Whether travelling with family (minibus hire is ideal for this) or organising a large group trip, splitting the cost between multiple passengers can save you money. Luxury coaches are now highly popular, providing spacious, comfortable seating with plenty of room for bags, creating one of the most enjoyable and refreshing ways to visit National Trust gardens.

Comfortable, Enjoyable Day Trips This Summer

Here are some of the most popular National Trust gardens you may like to visit this season.

Sissinghurst Castle

One of the most famous gardens in England and based around a 16th-century tower in Kent, Sissinghurst Castle has a vast array of gardens and an abundance of beautifully designed areas to explore. This includes The Orchard, The Moat Walk and The Purple Border, creating stunning sights throughout.

Fenton House

For a touch of magic this Summer, head to Fenton House and Garden in Hampstead as the colours and scents change throughout the season with new offerings on display as well as old favourites. Originating from the 17th century, this delightful venue even has a Kitchen Garden which has different vegetables to see.


While many choose to visit this Hampshire destination for the romantic house and its beautiful gallery, the riverside gardens are a beauty spot in their own right. The walled rose garden is a particular highlight, filled with fragrant blooms and a carpet of colour which reaches its peak in the Summer.


A diverse garden and well-maintained woodlands ensure this West Sussex garden remains one of the most popular the National Trust has to offer, set among summer houses and mysterious, romantic ruins. Check out an extensive collection of plants and flowers, including exotic species and The Nursery which grows over 7,000 plants a year.

While this is just four of the choices on offer, there are plenty of other National Trust destinations to choose from. Mayday Travel is here to help you plan your trip, whether travelling in a large group or wanting a private minibus to make your family day trips more enjoyable this Summer. Although we’re one of the most respected private coach hire companies in London, we cover journeys all over the UK. Get in touch now to plan your trip.