Gardens & Flower Shows

RHS Bridgewater staff

RHS Bridgewater opens its doors to the public for the first time

RHS Bridgewater in Salford, described by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as one of the biggest gardening projects in Europe, has opened to the public for the first time. 

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Good to be back: photos from some of the attractions that have reopened to visitors

We pick some of the best photos from some of the attractions across the UK that welcomed back visitors this week. 

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Gardens and outdoor attractions were among the most visited in 2020, according to the latest figures

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has released its visitor figures for 2020 showing that two gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and RHS Garden Wisley, have entered the top 10 for the first time.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Eric White: my hidden gems at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

There are many highlights of a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew but Eric White, who looks after visting groups, has shared his favourite ‘hidden gems’ of the gardens to discover.

RHS Garden Wisley's Home of Gardening Science

‘First dedicated gardening science hub’ will open to the public at RHS Garden Wisley in June

Six years in the making, RHS Hilltop - The Home of Gardening Science, will open at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey this June. 

Borde Hill Rose Garden

Unusual gardens: where is your favourite to visit?

Gardens are a staple of group day trips and longer breaks. But what about finding somewhere a bit different? Try these for starters. 

Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex

Inspiring attractions for groups visiting the ‘Great Sussex Way’ area

Encompassing the roman city of Chichester, the expansive South Downs National Park and plenty more in-between, here are some attractions for group trips along the newly launched ‘Great Sussex Way’. 

Kew Gardens

Secret World of Plants exhibition announced at Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is set to host a summer programme exploring what plants really mean to us through unique art installations and activities.

Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester

New things to look forward to in Greater Manchester this year and beyond

From a major new garden project to museum improvements, a poetry library and something for the adrenaline junkies, there is plenty to look out for in Greater Manchester throughout 2021 and into next year. 

RHS Garden Wisley

RHS gardens aim to offer beautiful days out again this year

With garden closures meaning many missed out in 2020, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is hoping to welcome back visitors to its seasonal displays and more. 

RHS Bridgewater

10 of the best openings, shows and celebrations in England this year

Make up for lost time in 2021 with this list of new openings, theatre shows and celebrations.

Borde Hill Rose Garden

Group events and offers at Borde Hill Garden in 2021

Groups are invited to some fantastic events and tours coming up at Borde Hill Garden in 2021, including Music in the Garden, an open air opera and even specialist garden tours and exhibitions.

Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival

Kew Gardens’ Orchid festival will celebrate Costa Rica

Groups of 15+ can benefit from discounted rates to the festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew which will run from 13th March until 11th April 2021. 

Chatsworth House

8 of the most beautiful places in… Derbyshire

From a church with a twist to the natural rivers and dales that weave throughout this rural county, here are eight picturesque places in Derbyshire for groups to visit. 

Hever Castle

Group bookings for Hever Castle’s 2021 events

The team at Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent are now taking bookings for 2021, which includes tickets to annual events, such as Hever in Bloom and Dazzling Daffodils.

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

GTOs enjoy preview of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens’ 2021 highlights

Group travel organisers recently visited Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in West Sussex for a preview of the estate’s 2021 programme.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Annual survey reveals England’s most popular attractions during 2019

The annual attractions survey by VisitEngland has revealed the most popular free and paid-for attractions visited during 2019. 

Winchester Cathedral

8 of the most beautiful places in… Hampshire

A pick ‘n’ mix selection of beautiful places in Hampshire, including seaside resorts, a national park and coastal ports.

RHS Garden Wisley's Glow illuminations

Group rates for RHS Gardens’ Christmas Glow events

Tickets for Glow at the RHS Gardens are now on sale to group organisers and coach operators as the charity prepares to light up its gardens for the festive season.

Chatsworth

Picture this: some of the most beautiful places to visit in autumn

A selection of attractions which are perfect for autumnal walks, seasonal displays and beautiful photo opportunities.