In the UK, we love our gardens, and there are lots of places you can organise visits to. As well as National Trust properties and the Chelsea Flower Show, why not try some of the best RHS gardens on offer? The Royal Horticultural Society is an established charity, offering anything from lessons in gardening to beautiful plant displays. They’re open throughout the year, so you can witness the wonderful seasonal changes to the plants and flowers. Here are some of our favourite RHS gardens to visit on your next coach trip.
RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey is the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden, housing one of the largest plant collections in the world. Located in the village of Wisley in the heart of Surrey near Woking, it’s known for its variety, including rock and woodland gardens, mixed borders and the stunning Glasshouse, which includes many rare and endangered species.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Chelmsford is worth a visit for the panoramic views it offers over the rolling hills of Essex alone. It’s famous for its Dry Garden which displays drought-resistant plants, its impressive Hilltop Garden and a Reservoir and Bird Hide. They also have a Global Growth Vegetable Garden, showcasing plants of different origin.
Nestled in North Devon’s Torridge Valley, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden, surrounded by enchanting woodland. It boasts an iconic Hot Garden, which showcases plants known for their vibrancy and heat. By contrast, you can also explore their Cool Garden too, which focuses on water and a calm colour palette. These are just two of the most enticing offerings you’ll find at Rosemoor.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire spans across 68 acres, providing a variety of options for visitors to explore. This includes beautiful gardens and borders, wildflower meadows and woodland areas. It’s very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, and they even provide one of the longest streamside gardens in the UK. Don’t miss their hedgehog friendly garden which demonstrates how to encourage and support these animals in your own garden.
As the latest to be created, RHS Garden Bridgewater in Greater Manchester isn’t open until 2020. It will be set within the grounds of the Worsley New Hall estate, transforming 156 acres of land in Salford. Highlights will include a restored Wall Kitchen Garden, a tree-lined garden approach and terraces close to the lake. If you love RHS gardens, keep an eye out for a confirmed opening date before planning your coach travel here.
Plan your group coach travel to one of the incredible RHS gardens on offer. At Mayday Travel, we’ll help you organise your trip, including convenient drop-off points, many of which are located outside the gardens. Our luxury coaches are comfortable, clean and spacious, driven by knowledgeable, friendly drivers. We work across the South East, including Hendon, Kensington and Tooting. Call now on 020 8680 5111 to find out more now.