RHS picnic

For the quintessential English country garden experience, the Royal Horticultural Society is offering delicious picnics and cream teas at special rates for groups across its gardens this summer.

Picnics In The Garden is an alfresco option for groups, providing flexibility to enjoy lunch in your favourite spot in one of the RHS gardens. Prices include a range of freshly made sandwiches, homemade cakes and shortbreads, tea, coffee, soft drinks or perhaps a prosecco for a bit of summer fizz.

Another option, Garden Cream Tea, is available at all four RHS Gardens – with RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon being a particular favourite spot to enjoy it. Tea can either be enjoyed in the café or in a beautiful alfresco setting by prior arrangement.

Summer highlights with the RHS

Whichever RHS garden your group chooses to visit, there is a host of summer highlights to enjoy…

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex: Floral Fantasia will run from 1st June to 30th September, and will delight visitors with colourful displays of more than 1,000 annual bedding plants displayed in pots, containers and hanging baskets. 

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon: The annual Rose Festival, running from 16th June to 22nd July, celebrates Britain’s iconic flower with a fusion of colour and scent.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Yorkshire: The Garden Flower Show, from 22nd to 24th June, offers the chance to browse, buy and pick up advice from specialist nurseries and garden trade stands.

RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey: A Garden Sculpture Trail will be available from 23rd June until 31st July, when sculptures from the Surrey Sculpture Society will be displayed throughout the garden, some as focal points and others nestled amongst trees and flowers. 

For group bookings GTOs should call 020-7821 3170, e-mail groups@rhs.org.uk or visit rhs.org.uk/groups