Gardens & Flower Shows

Kenilworth Castle

Revamp of Kenilworth Castle’s Elizabethan Gardens marks anniversary of royal visit

The project, which includes the addition of a Tudor bowling green, marks the anniversary of the famous 19-day visit to the Warwickshire castle by Queen Elizabeth I. 

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Our highlights of Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

GLT’s editor Keeley Rodgers had a blooming wonderful day at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival - here are some of her highlights from the “Glastonbury of gardening”. 

Whale & The King

Garden shows and the pleasures of the Isle of Wight

A glorious day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and why there’s so much for groups on England’s largest island. 

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

WIN: A meal for four and private vault tour at Hard Rock Cafe or a group day out to Leonardslee Gardens

To celebrate the launch of our new website we are running a series of competitions; registered readers can win a group day out for 10 at the newly reopened Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens or a meal for four (with a private vault tour) at London’s original Hard Rock Cafe. 

Mark Sean's Diva at RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley wonders & Hemswell vintage paradise

Julie Peasgood on a visit to RHS Wisley in Surrey and hunting for a bargain at Linconshire’s Hemswell Antiques Centre. 

Alan Titchmarsh opens RHS Wisley's new Welcome Centre

Alan Titchmarsh opens Welcome building at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey

RHS Ambassador Alan Titchmarsh has opened the new Welcome building at RHS Garden Wisley with group travel organisers among the first visitors. 

Kew Gardens

What's new at Kew? Join our familiarisation trip to Richmond and find out

VisitRichmond, Kew Gardens, The National Archives and The Original Maids of Honour have partnered with Group Leisure & Travel to offer a Reader Club trip discovering some of Richmond’s most impressive landmarks - from the unique to the historic.

Icarus by Nicola Godden at Borde Hill 2019

Borde Hill Gardens' sculpture exhibition celebrates 20th anniversary

More than 100 sculptures are now on display across Borde Hill Gardens in West Sussex as part of its summer events programme. 

Strawberry Hill House, Richmond

Why I love... Strawberry Hill House & Kew Gardens

In the second part of this new series, featuring group travel organisers’ recommendations, Geoff Allen reports back from a trip to Strawberry Hill House and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. 

Woburn Abbey

BBC Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost guest at Woburn Abbey's Garden Show

The presenter will appear at Woburn Abbey’s annual garden show next summer along with BBC 4 Radio Presenter Gardeners’ Question Time expert Pippa Greenwood. 

Trentham Estate butterfly installation

Trentham Estate in Staffordshire to unveil 5,000 ceramic butterflies in new art installation

Trentham Estate will showcase 5,000 ceramic butterflies in an art installation that will form the garden’s new centrepiece. 

Leonardslee Gardens pond

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens in Sussex reopens after major restoration project

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens in Horsham, Sussex, has reopened for the first time in nine years following a major improvement project.

RHS Garden Wisley

New RHS exhibition and National Gardening Week group incentive

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed details of a major sculpture exhibition at Garden Wisley in Surrey, as well as plans to encourage more group visits ahead of National Gardening Week.

Longleat House, Wiltshire

Salisbury and Wiltshire: Celebrating landmarks & new attractions

Keeley Rodgers joined group travel organisers for a two-day trip taking in some of the many highlights in Salisbury and the surrounding area. 

Belvoir Castle

Top destinations in England the GLT team and readers love

To mark English Tourism Week we look back at some of the destinations we’ve visited with our readers over the years.

RHS Wisley

Blooming brilliant! All four RHS gardens get coach-friendly status

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has been awarded Coach Friendly Status for its four gardens - RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, Hyde Hall in Essex, Rosemoor in Devon and Harlow Carr in Harrogate. 

RHS Garden Wisley Reader Club trip

Autumn treats at RHS Garden Wisley

Rachel Bailey reports back from a trip that saw a party of Group Leisure & Travel readers seeking future excursion inspiration at RHS Garden Wisley.

Burghley House

Garden gems revealed in new 'Hidden England' tours

A series of new tours will offer groups a chance to step back in time at three Lincolnshire country gardens.

GTOs at Strawberry Hill for 2018 RC trip

Kew Gardens and Strawberry Hill House: Gems in the crown of Richmond

GLT reports back from a Reader Club trip which came complete with an impressive Gothic house, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, and plenty of sunshine. 

Flower archway at Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Circus theme revealed for Blenheim Palace Flower Show

This year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show will take place this June and will celebrate all things circus.