Gardens & Flower Shows

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. 

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

We 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.