The world’s most famous flower show returns with a kaleidoscope of horticulture of the highest quality. Enjoy the very best show gardens and floral displays along with the latest trends and expert advice from top garden designers, nurseries, plantsmen and exhibitors. Each year Chelsea Flower Show attracts visitors from all continents, along with famous celebrities and royalty, and it is extensively covered by the media. Even if you’re not an avid gardener, it’s a spectacular springtime event that makes for a great day out. As part of our 5 day tour we also visit the flagship garden of the RHS, enjoy over 60 acres of internationally celebrated formal Palace Gardens at Hampton Court, and spend time exploring Royal Windsor.
- Private coach travel from your local area
- Four nights’ stay with three course evening meal & cooked breakfast
- Entrance to RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- Entrance to RHS Garden Wisley
- Entrance to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens
- Entrance to Kew Gardens
- Free time in Royal Windsor
- Services of our Tour Manager
Day 1: Hotel
Your holiday begins when you board our private coach in the early morning for the journey to our hotel. We make appropriate comfort stops en route, arriving in time for you to freshen up before your included evening meal.
Day 2: RHS Chelsea Flower Show
After your included breakfast we travel to the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London for our included entrance to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. You have the opportunity to appreciate the fabulous combination of modern and classic design as you wander amongst the marquees and admire the gardens and floral exhibits. The Great Pavilion is the heart of the show, which covers nearly 12,000 square metres alone. This is where world-class nurseries, growers and plant specialists dazzle visitors with colour and fragrance from some of the worlds finest plant collections, along with many new introductions from renowned exhibitors. There’s also a wide range of food and drink available to purchase around the showground. Whatever your reasons for visiting The RHS Chelsea Flower Show you will leave knowing that you have taken part in a great British tradition where you have picked up useful advice, gained exciting inspiration and enjoyed yourself on a day you’ll never forget. After our visit we return to our hotel for your included evening meal.
Day 3: RHS Garden Wisley – Windsor
After your included breakfast we travel to The Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley for our included entrance. This unique and enchanting garden can be appreciated by keen gardeners and garden lovers of all ages and experience. You will be amazed as you walk through the 172 acres containing model gardens with plans you can achieve, mixed borders, wild gardens, fruit and vegetable gardens, the rock garden, the spectacular glasshouse and famous rhododendrons and irises. After our visit we travel to Windsor, a beautiful town in a pretty riverside setting. Windsor is steeped in the history and pageantry of the Royal Family and its mighty castle is the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Other famous buildings include Frogmore House and Eton College, where Princes William and Harry went to school. The town centre has a great variety of shops including high street names and department stores alongside specialist and souvenir shops. There’s also a range of pubs and cafés. For open space be sure to visit the Great Park, a beautiful mix of formal avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland with ancient oak trees and a Deer Park. After some free time we return to our hotel for your included evening meal.
Day 4: Hampton Court Palace and Gardens & Kew
After your included breakfast we travel to Hampton Court, for our included entrance to the palace, gardens and maze. Inside, you can explore various rooms which house many works of art and furnishings from the Royal Collection. Highlights include the Great Hall – England’s last and greatest medieval hall where King Henry VIII dined; the enormous kitchens which are a lasting testament to Tudor life. Outside there are over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated formal Palace Gardens to enjoy. The Great Vine vineyard is a longstanding feature, regarded as the oldest grape vine in the world. You can also enjoy the maze, the sunken pond garden, a Victorian garden and the fountain garden with a formal pattern of yew trees. Next, we travel along the River Thames to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, which is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of living plants, with over 40,000 different species. Heritage trees dating as far back as the 18th century can be seen in Kew’s arboretum; whilst its magnificent glass houses, including the famous Palm House, display rare and unusual plants from across the world. The amazing Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway offer the opportunity to journey both underground amongst the tree roots in the Rhizotron before climbing 118 steps up to the Xstrata Walkway to discover the birds, insects, lichens and fungi that rely upon the tree canopy of sweet chestnuts, limes and deciduous oaks. Not only is this 200 metre long walkway a thrilling experience, it offers a unique birds eye view of the vast 300 acres of Kew as well as the London skyline. After a fascinating day out we return to our hotel for your included evening meal.
Day 5: Return
After your included breakfast we check out of our hotel and set off on the return journey, arriving back in your local area in the mid evening.