VisitScotland Expo
Flavours of Scotland
April 19th – 24th, 2016
 

 

April 24th

English daisies greeted us in flower boxes outside the hotel while we were loading up to leave towards Edinburgh … We drove to South Queensferry were we got out to walk around and enjoy seeing the Forth Bridges … and from there onto Prestonfield House where we would be enjoying our last lunch together…and was it ever a lovely lunch. This is one gorgeous hotel … a five star with just 23 bedrooms and suites, and I was staying in a suite! It was kind of weird saying goodbye to everyone in our little group and staying behind but I could not wait to see what my suite looked like. One room for the bedroom and the other as sitting area…posh just doesn’t do it, it was over the top posh. Sitting on the table was a whole bottle of champagne, just for me, cookies, sweets, fruit, and sitting nearby wonderful gardening books. I just did not want to go to sleep but instead languish in this atmosphere for a while, but I knew I had to at some point as I had an early flight out the next morning. The hotel sits on 20 beautifully landscaped grounds with a golf course peeking through on the other side. I had arranged a late afternoon tea here as well and it did not disappoint ... they put me in a room all by myself so I could enjoy just being in the moment … totally an incredible experience being here.

There are so many people to thank who made VisitScotland Expo and our fam afterwards such a pleasure and learning experience. Every hotel we stayed in, the service was excellent and of course the food was perfection…our drivers, coaches and guides and every place we visited was a joy with such nice people showing us around, telling us about their products and services ... ust making it so much easier to put tours together…and I have so please visit www.gardeningtours.com  and see what I have planned for 2017. You will be amazed at just how beautiful Scotland is, from its heart to its hands…it’s there for you to discover.

 

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