- have been before on this trip and enjoyed it as much as the first time thank you
Published on: 06 July 2015
* Price shown: 27 May 2016 - CHK
A springtime horticultural treat
Visit RHS Chelsea - the world's most famous and best-loved flower show. Marvel at the fabulous show gardens, get advice and inspiration, and see the latest in garden design and equipment. With your choice of a visit to either Kew Gardens or Syon House also included, this is a break no garden lover will want to miss.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area, in the early morning we'll journey to the Chelsea Flower Show, arriving for a show entrance time of 3.30pm. We'll remain here until 8.00pm, so you'll have plenty of time to search for inspiration. Wander the show gardens, examine the rare and unusual plants in the spectacular Floral Pavilions, and seek out advice from the gardening experts at this, the most popular flower show in the world.
Today you'll have the choice of visiting either the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, or the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's residence - Syon House - and its park and gardens.
One of the world's leading botanic research institutions, Kew offers a magical mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, glasshouses and over 30,000 plants. You'll also have the chance to Explore Kew Palace, and the Royal Kitchens (open to visitors for the first time in over 200 years), but don't miss the bluebell wood, the lilacs and the water-lily house - all are at their best in May!
Syon House, Park and Gardens, is the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. See the magnificent State and Private Apartments, visit the spectacular Great Conservatory and stroll through Grade I listed gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown. There'll also be time to visit Wyevale's flagship Syon Park Garden Centre - the first of its kind in the UK.
Whichever excursion you choose, we'll re-board the coach in the mid-afternoon to begin our journey home, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.