Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Tues 30th Jun - Sun 5th July 2015. Tues-Sat 10am-7.30pm, Sun 10am-5.30pm (with plant sell off 4.30pm)
(exclusive rhs members preview evening Monday 29th Jun 5pm-10.30pm)
Enjoying the spectacular backdrop of a Royal Palace, this wonderful flower show, held at the height of the summer, has grown from humble beginnings in 1990 to become the world's largest. In it's early days a special train was laid on from Waterloo, and the railway porters all wore carnations in their hats! Now with over 600 exhibitors Hampton Court includes some 50 show gardens, breathtaking floral marquees and the ever popular grow-your-own! And in 2015 the show celebrates its 25th anniversary with some exciting additions.
Enjoy seeing new introductions and prize winning roses in the Rose Marquee, where the British Rose Festival is now famous for celebrating our national flower. Enjoy browsing a vast array of garden products, unique water displays, and watch demonstrations from Britain's top garden designers. Relax by the bandstand, stroll by the Thames, treat yourself to a glass of champagne- it's a wonderful day!
'Bugs in Boots', low cost high impact garden
Enjoy a hotel break with Beautiful Garden Holidays close to the flower show for those preferring to journey independently, or a coach inclusive break where we will be pleased to recommend a coach operator departing from your local area.
The 'Ecover Garden', Gold Medal winner 2013 and best show garden winner
Coach inclusive 2 day break for £129
Save £10 per person booking before 30th June!
A one night/two day break departing Friday 11th July for just £119/person based on twin share (single supplement £23 but with limited availability, please book early), inclusive of coach travel throughout from your local area, accommodation with continental breakfast in a good quality hotel in the Greater London area, the services of a tour manager, and afternoon admission to the flower show on day one- fantastic value!
One of the stunning show gardens. The 2011 London riots formed the backdrop of 'The Edible Bus Stop's' A Riot of Colour garden at Hampton Court in 2012
Also included is a visit to the historic and picturesque riverside town of Royal Windsor on day two before returning home. You may like to visit the Castle, especially if you haven't seen the remarkable and lavish restoration of the State Apartments. There's also a fascinating exhibition about the fire and subsequent restoration. Alternatively, take a stroll along the Thames, take tea in one of the old hotels, or explore the interesting local shops.
The coach operator for this break will be Newmarket Holidays, winner 'Best Coach Holiday Operator' at the 2011 and 2012 British Travel Awards, and best 'Large Escorted Tours Coach Operator' both in 2013 and 2014!
Typical hotel standard is that of the Quality Inn Heathrow, and the Hilton National, Croydon. Rooms have private facilities, TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. Hotels offer a restaurant and bar area.
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