The RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Behind-the-Scenes with Colin Crosbie

3 days

From $1,010

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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 unique, specially arranged tour is led throughout by Colin Crosbie, who will give us personally guided tours of RHS Garden Wisley, of which he is a former Curator, and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with which he has been involved for many years and has visited 28 times. After an exclusive private dinner at Wisley, Colin will also give us a talk revealing the secrets of what goes on behind the scenes at the world’s most famous flower show, as well as anecdotes from his time both at Wisley and as a former Head Gardener to HM The Queen Mother in Windsor, where our short tour ends.

Tour highlights:

  • Full day visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, with personal guided tours by Colin Crosbie
  • Guided tour of RHS Garden Wisley with Colin
  • Private three-course dinner with wine at Wisley
  • Visit to the Savill Garden at Windsor
  • Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in South Kensington

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Today's Price
$1,010

Deposit: $135 Single supplement: $230

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  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

Colin Crosbie

Tour Manager

Colin Crosbie was the Head Gardener to Her Majesty The Queen Mother in Windsor prior to taking up the position of Curator at RHS Garden Wisley. His extensive horticultural knowledge and experience coupled with his good humour have established him as one of Brightwater’s most popular guides.

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Tour dates & prices

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
September 22 2021 BCBS210922 September 22 2021 (Wednesday) September 24 2021 (Friday) Colin Crosbie $1,010
(ex. flights)
$135 $230 Call for availability
September 24 2021 BCBS210924 September 24 2021 (Friday) September 26 2021 (Sunday) Colin Crosbie $940
(ex. flights)
$135 $230 Book Now
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