Gardens & Flower Shows

Fountain at RHS Garden Wisley

Highlights from the RHS gardens’ 2020 calendar

RHS gardens are very popular with visiting groups, offering beautiful sights in every season. Here are some highlights to look forward to from the charity’s 2020 calendar of events.

Crowds Admiring the Display at Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2019

Save the date for next year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Visitors to the 2020 event at the iconic palace in Oxfordshire can expect hundreds of exhibitors, talks and plenty of inspiration. 

Floriade 2022

Theme for Floriade 2022 will be ‘Growing Green Cities’

Details of a major international garden festival and exhibition, which is held every ten years in the Netherlands, have been unveiled. 

RHS Harlow Carr

Group discounts for festive season at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Special discounted tickets have been introduced for groups visiting the festive Glow Illuminations event at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate - offering a top Christmas-themed evening out.

Richmond Reader Club Trip 2019

Kew & Richmond: Gardens, inspiration & delicious treats

Readers joined us on our familiarisation visit to Richmond, taking in the unmissable Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the intriguing National Archives. Harry Rogers reports back from the whistle-stop tour of the borough.

Couple taking pictures at Easton Walled Gardens

Easton Walled Gardens to host Snowdrop Week next year

Easton Walled Gardens in Lincolnshire will host its annual winter Snowdrop Week in February, celebrating the seasonal flower. 

Harrogate Flower Shows

Harrogate Flower Show moves venue for its annual autumn event

The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show will move to a new home as of next year, being staged for the first time at Newby Hall & Gardens from 18th until 20th September 2020.

RHS Cardiff Flower Show

RHS Flower Show 2020 group tickets now on sale

Group tickets to the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) season of 2020 Flower Shows are now on sale, giving organisers the opportunity to plan ahead before the tickets go on general sale.

View Across Conifer Lawn with Crocus at RHS Garden Wisley credit RHS Joanna Kossak

Enjoy spring displays at RHS gardens in 2020

Spring is the perfect time for a group garden visit; with a choice of the four RHS locations as well as a number of events, here’s all you need to know for planning next year’s outings.

GTO Penny Hogdson receiving her BEM

Penny Hodgson: Gardens galore & a special royal recognition

Not only does New Meridian member Penny Hodgson organise trips for two clubs, she was given a British Empire Medal for her services to the community. 

Christmas Trails 2019

Festive trails to light up the UK this Christmas

A host of attractions across the UK will stage illuminated light trails over the festive season, allowing groups to literally Step Into Christmas. 

Borde Hill Gardens' Specialist Plant Fair

Group discounts for Borde Hill Garden’s Specialist Plant Fair

Borde Hill Garden in West Sussex will host a Specialist Plant Fair on 15th September, featuring a guest talk from Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Pippa Greenwood.

Glow at RHS Garden Wisley

Dedicated group packages for Christmas visits to RHS gardens

The RHS has announced details of its festive ‘Glow Illuminations’, winter walking tours and catering packages for groups visiting its four gardens. 

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. 

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

A familiarisation trip to Richmond taking in the highlights of Kew and more

Applications have now closed for this Reader Club trip which includes some of Richmond’s most impressive landmarks.

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.