Gardens & Flower Shows

RHS Wisley

National Express launches daily stop at RHS Garden Wisley

Coach operator National Express has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to offer a direct daily return coach service from central London to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey.

Toby Buckland at BBC Gardeners' World Live

Interview: Garden designer and broadcaster Toby Buckland

Toby talks about the upcoming BBC Gardeners’ World Live show and what he expects groups to be making a beeline for at this year’s event. 

BBC Gardeners World Live

Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh on the line-up at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Group discounts are available for the four-day event taking place in June at Birmingham’s NEC. 

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

RHS Shows & festivals: Which one is best for your group?

Epitomising the British love of gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society has a different show for all interests. Find out which one is most suitable for your members in our handy guide. 

Four Seasons by Philip Haas

Striking sculptures linked to the four seasons at RHS Wisley

A collection of larger-than-life sculptures will go on display at RHS Garden Wisley this spring for its major 2020 art exhibition. 

RHS Bridgewater

Group bookings for RHS Bridgewater as opening date is announced

Organisers and coach operators can now book to visit the new RHS site which will open in Greater Manchester this July. 

Borde Hill

Borde Hill Garden’s anniversary highlights for group visits

The Grade II listed garden in West Sussex will host group-friendly events throughout 2020. 

St Michael's Mount Gardens in Cornwall

Unusual gardens: Where’s your favourite for a group visit?

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

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

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.