Carol Klein

Horticultural expert Carol Klein, one of the Seminar speakers at the Group Leisure & Travel Show 2018, will officially open the Blenheim Palace Flower Show on 22nd June.

The gardening presenter will be on hand to launch the fifth annual show, which will run from 22nd to 24th June at the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A multi award-winning gardener, Carol is a popular television personality, well-known for presenting Gardeners’ World, whose own Glebe Cottage gardens were made famous in a six-part TV series and accompanying book.

As well as opening the Blenheim Palace event on the Friday, she will also be giving two talks over the weekend on her favourite plant-based subjects.

Floral displays and plant purchases

The Grand Floral Pavilion will form the centrepiece of the Blenheim Palace Flower Show and feature the nurseries and growers giving expert advice and gardening ideas. A highlight for 2018 will be a new Orchid Tunnel which leads into the Pavilion. Visitors will be able to walk through the tunnel and see over 1,000 orchids from all over the world.

With workshops, talks and demonstrations taking place throughout the event, groups will be able to learn plenty of new gardening skills and take inspiration for their own gardening projects.

Visitors can also enjoy food and drink as well as a shopping village with over 250 gift stalls, plus live entertainment throughout the weekend.

Admission to the show includes entry to the park and gardens so groups can make a full day of it and explore Blenheim Palace's formal gardens and 2,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown parkland.

Group admission is available for 15 or more people. More information can be found at

See Carol Klein at the GLTS 2018

Visitors to this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show will be able to listen to Carol’s talk in the free Seminar Theatre, open to all. She’ll be joined by travel expert Simon Calder, plus another celebrity speaker, who will be announced in forthcoming editions of Group Leisure & Travel magazine and online.

For information about visiting and exhibiting at this year’s show on Thursday 11th October, head to