Gardens & Flower Shows

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.

Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill reveals details of new combined dining and garden tour

Borde Hill Gardens in Haywards Heath has launched a new group package which is ideal for those looking to visit the gardens before stopping for some lunch.

Knoll Gardens to host 25th anniversary events in 2019

Knoll Gardens to run 25th anniversary programme of events

Knoll Gardens in Dorset will mark its 25th anniversary with an expanded programme which includes over 70 events.

Eythrope

Waddesdon Manor launches new garden tour for groups

New for 2019, Waddesdon Manor has announced the opening of a guided tour around the Rothschild Walled Garden.

Palm House at Kew Gardens

Kew to celebrate 260 years with calendar full of events

This year, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Richmond, will mark its 260th birthday with a series of celebratory events and launches, with the help of its sister attraction at Wakehurst.

Tracy Cullen

The face of Excellence: Tracy Cullen

In the first of a new series which catches up with our Excellence Award 2018 finalists, Laura Sexton talks to Tracy Cullen, group sales and friends manager at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.

Savill Garden Windsor Great Park group packages

Windsor Great Park launches group visitors guide

Windsor Great Park has launched a group visitors guide for The Savill Garden.

RHS 2019 calendar of events

The 2019 RHS Flower Shows & Festivals you’ll want in your diaries

Here are nine events that are sure to add a burst of colour to your group calendar in 2019.