In May, 2017, the world’s most famous flower show will take place in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood – one of a range of events providing ample opportunity to admire Britain’s beautiful blooms.
The Chelsea Flower Show has been running since 1913, and is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It attracts some of the best international garden designers, who create innovative, themed show gardens for visitors to explore, as well as nurseries and flower clubs, who contribute glorious displays.
This year’s show takes place between 23-27 May. The demand for tickets is high with the event selling out quickly, but there are many shows around the country that are equally fascinating.
Other RHS shows around the UK
Several destinations across the UK host a variety of flower and garden shows to time in with the popular main event. The series starts in London on 14-15 February with an early spring plant fair, and continues throughout the year.
New for 2017 are flower shows at grand stately home Chatsworth, in Derbyshire, and Rosemoor an RHS garden in north Devon.
7-9 April: RHS Flower Show Cardiff
11-14 May: RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Worcestershire
23-24 September: RHS Malvern Autumn Show, Worcestershire
23-27 May: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
4-9 July: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Surrey
3-6 August: RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show, Essex
5-10 September 2017: RHS Wisley Flower Show, Surrey
7-11 June: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire
23-25 June: RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show, North Yorkshire
19-23 July: RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Cheshire
18-20 August 2017: RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show, Devon
Well Travelled brings you a fascinating tour from our ‘Select’ range which has you joining the world’s leading garden designers and landscapers at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show on this colourful tour with Botanica.
Celebrating the art of horticulture, immerse yourself in the gardens of the Royal residence, dine amongst the clouds in London’s Sky Garden and enjoy time aboard the Belmond British Pullman.
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- Belmond British Pullman Rail journey
- London’s Sky Garden
- London Kensington Palace
- Hampton Court
- Journey on board the Belmond British Pullman including five course lunch and drinks, with 4-star hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily
- All transfers
About the British Pullman
Can there be a more civilised way to travel than by rail?
Viewing an ever-changing landscape from the comfort of your seat is surely the finest way to travel. When travelling by train, your journey is an integral and delightful part of your holiday experience. What you see from your seat is as much part of the holiday as arriving at the destination.
Recalling the halcyon era of luxury rail travel as pioneered by the American industrialist and engineer, George Pullman, the British Pullman takes guests of Great Rail Journeys on a nostalgic and unforgettable journey through the timeless English countryside.
Instantly recognisable with its immaculate cream and brown livery, the British Pullman departs from London’s Victoria Station and offers memorable trips to a selection of the UK’s most popular cities, stately homes and other compelling destinations.
Price: From $4,420
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