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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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This is an opportunity to spend a day at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the world's biggest annual flower show.

Beautifully situated along both sides of the Long Water in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the flower show takes place at the height of summer when every plant is at its best. With wonderful floral marquees, exciting contemporary and traditional show gardens, an area particularly devoted to some of the best nurseries in Britain, and stalls selling all garden equipment and accessories, this is the perfect day out for gardeners. 

Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide, escorts this tour. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

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Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: £1.50
  • Beer: £3.00
  • Glass of wine: £3.50
  • Light Meal: £9.00
  • Soft Drink: £1.00
  • Bottled Water: £1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Holiday highlights

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Gardens is one of the world's most famous gardens, situated 10 miles west of central London. Kew Gardens is also a centre of botanical science & research and is regarded as a World Heritage Site. At Kew Gardens, visitors will discover historic glasshouses, magnificent vistas and precious specimen trees spread over 130 hectares of land.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Experience the world’s largest annual flower show at the Hampton Court Palace, a royal palace in the south of London. Visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show can watch gardening demonstrations, receive expert advice, shop for flowers and gardening supplies and much more. The show is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley

Situated at Wisley, in the south of London, the Royal Horticultural Society Garden is one of four gardens run by the RHS. It covers 240 acres and has several interesting features including a laboratory, Alpine houses and a fruit field. Be sure not to miss the stunning Glasshouse, which houses over 5,000 different varieties of tropical plant.  

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Pounds Sterling (£)     
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: £1.50
  • Beer: £3.00
  • Glass of wine: £3.50
  • Light Meal: £9.00
  • Soft Drink: £1.00
  • Bottled Water: £1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to London

Morning

Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew

On arrival in London, you will transfer by private coach to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for a guided tour. There will be free time to explore on your own or to visit the shop.

Afternoon

Transfer to hotel

In the late afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Twickenham. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure and Iain will be available to advise or escort you to a local restaurant.

Day 2 - Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Full Day

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Depart after breakfast for a full day at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Transfer by coach to the River Thames, then an option for a short boat ride (at own expense) or a stroll along the riverside path to arrive at the Show when it opens at 10am. Enjoy a full day at the show experiencing a variety of attractions, from the designer gardens, large & small, to the Festival of Roses marquee showcasing colourful blooms and striking, scented rose displays. Browse, buy and get expert advice from the best exhibitors and nurseries in the Floral Marquee, which has a diverse range of plants on offer, as well as wonderful eye-catching displays. Iain will give you advice and hints on how best to navigate this extensive and fascinating horticultural extravaganza so that you get the best out of your day.

Day 3 - RHS Garden at Wisley and Return Home

Morning

RHS Garden at Wisley

Late morning transfer to the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley with free time for lunch on arrival before a guided tour of these extensive gardens with Iain.

Afternoon

Return Home

Transfer to Gatwick airport for your return flight to Dublin.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Travelodge Twickenham Hotel 2

The London Twickenham Hotel is situated in the centre of Twichenham, in south west London. The hotel is close to key attractions including Marble House and Twickenham Stadium and there are several pubs and restaurants in the nearby area. The hotel features an on-si... read more read more read more

The London Twickenham Hotel is situated in the centre of Twichenham, in south west London. The hotel is close to key attractions including Marble House and Twickenham Stadium and there are several pubs and restaurants in the nearby area. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar serving breakfast and evening meals. 

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Travelodge Twickenham Hotel
London Road, Twickenham
TW1 3QS

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