Explore some of the great gardens, picturesque parks and fantastic Flower Shows in the UK and Europe.
It doesn’t matter if you have green-fingers or just enjoy beauty of the flora and fauna, you are sure to find something with our great selection of garden holidays and tours. From the grounds of England’s Historic Houses to the delights of Keukenhof Gardens, the world-famous Monet’s Garden to the world's largest single span glasshouse in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, you really are spoilt for choice. Make sure you take plenty of photos while you are on one of the coach tours, so you can recreate these glorious gardens at home.
Coach trips to RHS Gardens
RHS Garden Bridgwater, Greater Manchester
One of RHS’s newest attractions, this wonderful 156-acre garden is based at the historic site of Worsley New Hall, in Salford. One of the largest gardening projects in Europe is the perfect combination of history blended with world-class horticulture. Highlights of this Garden include one of the largest Victorian walled gardens in the UK, several beautiful large gardens as well as woodland, meadows and lakes.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon
Nestled in a North Devon Valley, Rosemoor is another of the stunning gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. This 65-acre haven has something to visit in every season from the cherry blossom in Spring to the aptly named Winter Garden. Make sure you don’t miss the Hot & Cool Garden as well as the Rose Gardens with over 250 different rose varieties.
RHS Wisley, Surrey
RHS Wisley Gardens is one of the great gardens of the world. This historic home of the RHS is home to one of the largest plant collections in the world. There is so much to see here with gardens carefully curated for year-round colour. Wisley not only offers beautiful surrounding, but you you will also find RHS Hilltop, which is the UK’s first dedicated horticultural scientific centre of excellence.
Popular Gardens to visit by coach
The Eden Project
Located in St Austell, Cornwall, the Eden Project us home to two massive covered domes (Biomes) which replicate different climates. Wander through the world’s largest indoor rainforest or discover the calm fragrance of the Mediterranean Biome. There are extensive outdoor gardens to be explored with over 20 plant based exhibits, art installations, play areas and colourful seasonal borders.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
The Lost Gardens of Heligan were discovered in 1990 to become one of Europe’s largest garden restoration projects. The gardens have been transformed and restored to some of the finest gardens in the UK. Explore the 200 acres of magical gardens, woodland walks and farmland and make sure you don’t miss the UK’s only outdoor jungle.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Isle of Wight
With its own microclimate on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, this garden has a fantastic and unrivalled collection of subtropical plants grown unprotected out of doors. Make sure you take time to explore its impressive range of exotic plants and visit the large Tropical House.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire
Nestled in the west wales countryside, this Garden is dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity and the enjoyment of the visitor. There is no much to see and do including a British Bird of Prey Centre, Double Walled Garden and not forgetting The Great Glasshouse, designed by Norman Foster. It is the largest single span glasshouse in the world and is home to the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere.
Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France
Home to the Master of Impressionism, Claude Monet, these beautiful gardens have been restored and replanted to his original designs. Visit the flower and water garden which were the inspiration for some of the artist’s most famous work.
Coach tours to the Gardens tend to include: return coach travel, overnight accommodation in a quality hotel with breakfast and entrance to the Garden.