Gardens and Glasshouses
- The Great Victorian Palm House
Enter the steamy scented world of Kew's famous glasshouse.
- The Federation House Hotel
This striking hotel near the edge of the Surrey Hills has won awards for its architecture.
- No fly
- Half board
Discover the tropical and temperate worlds of the great plant collectors
Enjoy a short stay at the locally-rated 3-star Federation House Hotel, a striking venue close to the leafy Surrey Hills. Its superb location makes it a perfect base from which to explore some of the world’s most historic and breathtaking gardens. You can look forward to visiting the refurbished Temperate House at Kew Gardens, head to Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park and see more than 5,000 varieties of plants under glass at RHS Wisley.
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Two excursions with three visits
- In-house briefings
- Horticultural host and Saga representative
- Welcome drink
- Porterage at your hotel
- Cancellation rights.
Federation House, Highbury Dr, Leatherhead KT22 7UY
Federation House is a stunning architectural venue in an enviable location. It is close to some superb transport links with the capital but also moments away from the leafy greenery of an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Surrey Hills. The Federation House Hotel is unique in that during the week it is the Police Federation Training and Conference Centre. It is modern with a large, airy atrium with a bar, restaurant and small garden in which to relax. The bar also has a balcony.
The 55 hotel bedrooms are climate-controlled and en-suite and come with:
Tea coffee making facilities
Iron with Ironboard
Food and Drink
The stylish Atrium Restaurant boasts a fresh contemporary and modern environment, creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for diners. The Atrium’s menu provides healthy, seasonal dishes prepared using fresh local produce wherever possible. Afterwards you might like to unwind in Langley’s Bar. Perhaps relax with a choice from the wide range of beers and extensive cocktail list. Langley’s also serves bar snacks and light meals.
The hotel is a short stroll from the town centre and just a four-minute walk from Leatherhead train station which has regular services to London – a trip to Waterloo taking around 45 minutes. The hotel is also close to the M25 and just 21 miles from Heathrow and Gatwick airports using the M25.
Out and about
The picturesque town of Leatherhead, surrounded by greenery, is located at the gateway to the Surrey Hills where the rolling chalk hills of the North Downs meet the Thames lowlands. The River Mole is just a few minutes from the town centre and a leisurely stroll along the riverside path is the perfect way to relax after a busy day of shopping. There are many hidden gems within Leatherhead and many of the buildings with architectural or historic interest, including the busy Theatre, are mentioned on the town’s Heritage Trail.
Your gardens programme
Enjoy two full-day excursions visiting three gardens:
On a full-day excursion, be among the first to venture into Temperate House after a £41million refurbishment was completed in May 2018. The jewel in Kew’s crown is home to more than 10,000 plants. You can also enter the world of the tropical rainforest in the great Victorian Palm House. Contrast this with the Princess of Wales Conservatory, a modern energy-efficient design.
Lying in Windsor Great Park, this 35-acre plot has a series of interconnecting gardens and the Queen Elizabeth Temperate House.
Covering an area larger than ten tennis courts, the glasshouse at Wisley contains a world-class tender plant collection of over 5,000 varieties.