From Flower Shows and festive ‘Glow’ illuminations to Rose Festivals and craft showcases, the RHS gardens are inspirational at any time of year. And with four – soon to be five – gardens around the country, garden lovers have plenty to choose from.

Along with an exciting year-round calendar of events, the RHS Gardens themselves have been carefully curated – building on over 215 years of experience – to ensure they are a joy throughout the seasons. Visit in spring for incredible bulb displays and carpets of spring flowers or enjoy the rich shades of autumn. Winter brings beautiful stem colour and shape, whilst summer is a fiesta of colour and scent with fabulous roses, cottage gardens and mixed borders.

Commenting, Melissa Hackney, Group Sales and Marketing Manager, says ‘2020 is a huge year for the RHS as we see the opening of our first RHS Garden for over 17 years. RHS Garden Bridgewater will make the beauty of an RHS Garden accessible for even more visitors – in particular those in the North West of England – who will be able to come and explore its treasures for themselves. Alongside our four existing gardens, we now have an even greater choice for groups who can visit year-round, with new developments including the opening of a brand new National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning at Wisley and the ongoing creation of the UK’s largest perennial meadow at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

‘Our four gardens all enjoy Coach-Friendly Status and groups are hugely important to us.  To these ends, we have a dedicated team for groups, and our mission is simple: to make every day for groups as memorable as possible at our gardens. In addition to benefiting from special rates, groups can also make the most of the optional extras that we can arrange, such as private tours and talks, or perhaps a picnic in the garden or a cream tea. We’re also delighted to be continuing to offer our ‘Buy One, Get one half price’ offer – where if you make a group booking to any of our RHS Gardens, you receive a saving of up to 50% on your second group visit taken between October 2020 and January 2021. (For full terms and conditions please see www.rhs.org.uk/groups).  We look forward to welcoming your group soon.’

PHOTO: RHS/Jason Ingram