The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has been awarded coach-friendly status by the Confederation of Passenger Transport for its four gardens – RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, Hyde Hall in Essex, Rosemoor in Devon and Harlow Carr in Harrogate.

The award follows consultation between the RHS groups teams and the CPT to ensure that the gardens fulfil the criteria for Coach Friendly Status - from information provision and booking procedures for groups through to clear signage and dedicated, free coach parking.

Commenting, Melissa Hackney, Groups Manager at the RHS says "We are really pleased to have achieved Coach Friendly status for all four of our gardens. We are dedicated to giving a warm welcome to groups, so to get this endorsement which gives drivers and GTOs alike the confidence in our provision for them, is great recognition of what we have to offer. As well as having a dedicated groups team on a central level, we also have contacts at each individual garden and we have been working closely with the CPT to ensure we get everything just right.

"We treat access for groups and coaches as a real priority in our planning. At our flagship garden, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, where we are opening a brand new welcome area and entrance in summer 2019, we have been liaising with them to ensure that our new parking is as well designed for coaches as possible."

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