The RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Classic English Gardens

7 days

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Summary

For the first time in its 108-year history, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place in autumn instead of May. Whilst the September Show will be very different to the usual spring event, the RHS believes it will celebrate the best of autumn horticulture, with many seasonal highlights including Salvias, Asters, Dahlias, grasses and fruit and vegetables. As well as looking back at its historic Great Autumn Show for inspiration, the RHS is excited about the ideas exhibitors will have to create spectacular autumnal gardens and displays.

This tour combines the colour, prestige and excitement of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with some of the south of England’s finest gardens, affording the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of horticultural excellence.

Our two centre holiday includes visits to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the unmissable gardens of RHS Garden Wisley, Sissinghurst in Kent and Great Dixter. We then head west, breaking our journey at Heale House near Salisbury and Henry Hoare’s famous landscape garden of Stourhead.

From our hotel in the West Country we visit the ancient Bishop’s Palace in Wells, the Harold Peto designed garden at Iford Manor and Hestercombe, one of Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens’ greatest masterpieces. We also have some time in the town of Bath, famous for its Roman baths and elegant Georgian terraces. We conclude with a wander round Tyntesfield, a fine National Trust Victorian country house with a glorious walled garden, before returning to London.

Tour highlights:

  • The Great British gardening event of the year, The Chelsea Flower Show
  • The ornamental and experimental gardens of RHS Wisley
  • The world-renowned courtyard gardens of Sissinghurst Castle
  • Temples, urns and grottoes in the timeless landscape of Stourhead
  • Hestercombe Gardens – a horticultural masterpiece from Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens

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Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £330

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Departure Points

Location Depart Return
London
Tothill St, Westminster
10:15 17:30
London Heathrow Airport
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
11:30 16:30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
23 September 2021 BCHA210923 23 September 2021 (Thursday) 29 September 2021 (Wednesday) £1,295
(ex. flights)
£100 £330 Book Now
19 May 2022 BCHA220519 19 May 2022 (Thursday) 25 May 2022 (Wednesday) £1,295
(ex. flights)
£100 £330 Book Now
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