RHS flower shows and festivals to bring burst of colour to 2019 groups calendar

RHS Gardens 2019
RHS Gardens 2019

With a heritage dating back over 100 years, the RHS Flower Shows and Flower Festivals will offer a burst of colour to the groups calendar throughout Spring and Summer 2019.

With nine different shows and festivals taking place including the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, every show is brimming with vibrant attractions and bright ideas. Showcasing award-winning gardens and innovative designs, stunning floral displays and talks from a wide range of experts, each show is carefully curated with plenty of new content each year.

Caroline D’Ambra, RHS Shows Ticketing Manager said, “Set in fantastic locations and surrounded by outstanding gardens, the RHS Flower Shows and Flower Festivals combine all the ingredients for a great day out – inspirational show gardens, wonderful floral displays, talks, workshops, a bit of retail therapy and excellent facilities for a bite of lunch or refreshing afternoon tea.

“With discounted tickets available for groups, our shows are also ideal as part of a larger themed itinerary. Easy to organise with the option to hold bookings, free coach parking and free entry for the coach driver and tour leader at most Shows, they can also be arranged with tailor-made options such as a group lunch to make each outing even more special. Just ask for details when booking!”

RHS FLOWER SHOW CARDIFF: 12 – 14 APRIL 2019

Brimming with the colours and scents of spring, RHS Flower Show Cardiff is the perfect place to kick off the gardening year. Set in Bute Park in the heart of Cardiff city centre to the backdrop of Cardiff Castle, the show celebrates a love of the outdoors, creativity and the wonders of spring with plenty of seasonal ideas for the garden. Visitors can enjoy show gardens, floral displays, family activities and shopping stands packed with gardening products, gifts and gourmet treats. 2019 will also see the return of the popular ‘Regeneration Gardens’ designed by recent graduates to be both sustainable and affordable, plus a dazzling new community competition to create the most beautiful spring borders. Group rates (10+): £11.50 per person

RHS MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL: 9 – 12 MAY 2019

Set against the magnificent Malvern Hills, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival is packed with gardening, food and floristry, offering the perfect opportunity to prepare for the upcoming gardening season. Visitors can gather inspiration from over 70 hand-picked nurseries and pick up helpful tips through a series of talks and demonstrations from gardening greats such as Alan Titchmarsh and Chris Beardshaw, as well as celebrity chefs Raymond Blanc and John Torode. Showcasing everything from RHS Gold Medal Winners Show Gardens and outdoor Green Living Places to floral art and Royal Worcester porcelain, visitors also have the opportunity to explore the show on an expert-led tour. Group rates (8+): Thu – £34 per person/£40 on the day; Fri – £22 per person/£28 on the day; Sat – Sun – £19 per person/£25 on the day

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: 21 – 25 MAY 2019

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – the RHS’s world-renowned flagship show – brings together the best garden designers and experts from across the world to create truly innovate show gardens. Showcasing an amazing array of flora through cutting-edge garden design and floral artistry, it is an endless source of inspiration and a must-see show for gardening enthusiasts as well as anyone simply wanting a truly unique and unforgettable day out. Group bookings only available for 40 or more. For more information please go to rhs.org.uk/groups

RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW: 5 – 9 JUNE 2019

Set in the grounds of Chatsworth House, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show returns for the summer with an array of thought-provoking Show Gardens and art installations that offer an exciting mix of the traditional and modern display. Packed with innovative take-home ideas, visitors can enjoy the opportunity to talk with leading experts and indulge in a little retail therapy at over 200 retail stands and enjoy delicious local produce. Group rates: £29 per person (20+); £25 per person (50+)

RHS HARLOW CARR GARDEN FLOWER SHOW: 21 – 23 JUNE 2019

The RHS Harlow Carr Garden Flower show will return for the third year for three days of inspirational displays, expert advice and a full programme of talks and demonstrations. Set in 68 acres of Yorkshire countryside, visitors can browse and buy from more than 40 specialist nurseries and garden trade stands, and escape the crowds with a relaxing stroll through the property’s gardens and along Harlow Carr’s famous Streamside. Group rates (10+): Complimentary entry to Flower Show when booking to visit the garden. Prices from £9.50 per person when pre-booking.

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL: 1 – 7 JULY 2019

The world’s largest gardening festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden will cover over 34 acres and feature workshops, music and competitions in addition to inspirational show gardens and talk theatres. 2019 will introduce a new Gardens category ‘Global Impact Gardens’, which will explore topical themes using planting and design ideas to convey hard-hitting messages. There will also be a number of new interactive health and well-being spaces, as well as a Dig-In cookery theatre providing great ideas from expert chefs. Group rate: £28.50 per person (20+); £24.50 per person (50+)

RHS FLOWER SHOW TATTON PARK, CHESHIRE: 17 – 21 JULY 2019

With the opportunity to meet the future stars of garden design and learn how to create your own vegetable plot this year, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will continue to inspire in 2019. Adding to its vibrant floral displays, ‘Show’ and ‘Back to Back’ gardens and have-a-go workshops, 2019 will also see the return of RHS Young Designer of the Year competition and a new Discover & Grow Marquee where a host of experts will be on-hand to provide help and inspiration for creating a fruit and vegetable plot. Complementing the extensive Floral Marquee and Plant Village – an essential pit stops for any gardener, there will also be a wide range of trade stands where visitors can pick up anything from a new lawn mower to a beautifully hand-crafted wind chime for the garden. Group rates: £24.50 per person (20+); £21 per person (50+)

RHS HYDE HALL GARDEN FLOWER SHOW: 31 JULY – 4 AUGUST

RHS Garden Hyde Hall offers the perfect destination for an outing at any time of year. Visitors can explore the property’s eclectic combination of gardens during its annual five-day flower show when the garden is in full summer bloom.  A fragrant floral spectacle packed with award winning gardens, specialist nurseries, gardening sundries, expert advice, craft and gifts, live music and tasty food and drink, it has all the ingredients for a great day out. Group rates (10+): Complimentary entry to Flower Show when booking to visit the garden. Prices from £9.50 per person when pre-booking.

RHS ROSEMOOR GARDEN FLOWER SHOW: 16 – 18 AUGUST, 2019

Nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley in North Devon between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, The RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show is the only RHS flower show in the South West.  Showcasing the very best the region has to offer in nurseries, atmosphere and local fare, also enjoy the opportunity to take time out and explore some of Rosemoor’s 65 acres of garden. Highlights include the Hot Garden which features brilliant summer hues and the classic scents and shades of the Mediterranean gardens which are their best at this time of year. Group rates (10+): Complimentary entry to Flower Show when booking to visit the garden. Prices from £7 per person when pre-booking.

RHS WISLEY GARDEN FLOWER SHOW: 3 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2019

Set in the ground of the historic home of the RHS with one of the largest plant collections in the world, this six-day floral extravaganza features a variety of specialist nurseries and trade stands, with top quality plants and garden goodies. Visitors can gain access to expert advice and buy from RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Place Flower Show medal winners, and enjoy wonderful floral displays at the show and throughout Wisley’s extensive Rose garden, colourful Mixed Borders and the recently created Exotic Garden. Group rates (10+): Complimentary entry to Flower Show when booking to visit the garden. Prices from £12.20 per person when pre-booking.

For bookings or further enquiries please contact groups@seetickets.com for the main shows, or email groups@rhs.org.uk for the individual garden shows.

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