Our Chelsea Flower Show and South England Gardens Tour is 7 days full of horticultural delights and beauty. Stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England’s greatest gardens and show-stealing stately homes. This tour incoudes visits to Ightham Mote, Hever Castle and Kew Gardens as well as touring the historic manor houses and beautiful gardens of South East England. Enjoy overnight stays in historic royal towns Tunbridge Wells and Windsor.

And the jewel in the crown? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

 

Single and triple room rates/supplements available on request via emailing info@experienceuk.com.au

From $3,598 per person based on twin/double share. Single price from $4,799

6 nights in boutique accommodation

Single and triple room rates/supplements available on request via emailing info@experienceuk.com.au

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full English breakfasts (B), 3 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Ightham Mote, Hever Castle and Kew Gardens
  • Access fabulous show gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show
  • Tour the historic manor houses and beautiful gardens of South East England
  • Enjoy overnight stays in historic royal towns Tunbridge Wells and Windsor

Single and triple room rates/supplements available on request via emailing info@experienceuk.com.au

DAY 1 LONDON – IGHTHAM MOTE – SCOTNEY CASTLE – TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Our tour of England’s green and pleasant land will begin at one of the most unique manor houses in the region. Ightham Mote dates back over 700 years, and can only be reached by crossing an ancient stone bridge that stretches over its very own moat. Our next iconic stop will transport us to Scotney Castle before we end our action-packed day in Tunbridge Wells, where we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

DAY 2 TUNBRIDGE WELLS – SISSINGHURST CASTLE – GREAT DIXTER – TUNBRIDGE WELLS

This morning our road will turn east to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, renowned for their romantic design and colourful rose arrangements. Next, we’ll swap architectural layouts for a naturalistic approach to planting at Great Dixter. We’ll tour the old timber-framed house that was home to famous British gardener Christopher Lloyd – and explore the gardens that were his pride and joy. (B)

DAY 3 TUNBRIDGE WELLS – HEVER CASTLE – RHS GARDEN WISLEY – WINDSOR

Today we’ll venture to the award-winning gardens of Hever Castle, the castle that was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn – Henry VIII’s second queen. We’ll enjoy the afternoon among the tranquil surrounds of RHS Garden Wisley, taking in the sounds of the water flowing through the rock garden and relaxing in the Alpine Meadow before we continue on to Windsor. (B,D)

DAY 4 WINDSOR – THE SAVILL GARDEN – WINDSOR

What better way to spend the day than by discovering Windsor’s regal highlights? After exploring independently, we’ll come back together to visit The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. Look out for an array of rare plants from around the world as we walk through its themed gardens that showcase the beauty of the seasons. (B)

DAY 5 WINDSOR – WADDESDON MANOR – CLIVEDEN – LONDON

This morning we’ll swap English country houses for an elegant French château at Waddesdon Manor. Next, we’ll marvel at the grand designs at Cliveden, with its colourful gardens for every season and glorious views over the River Thames. Then it’s time to travel to London, and look forward to the excitement of the days to come. (B)

DAY 6 LONDON – CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW – LONDON

The highlight of our adventure, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is yours to enjoy for a full day. From gardens designed to conjure up a slice of anywhere from Provence to Japan, to urban patches with remarkable water features, this is the place to see the very best of contemporary garden design. To round off the day, we’ll sit down together for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

DAY 7 LONDON – KEW GARDENS – LONDON

There are still one or two natural treasures to explore before we say goodbye. For a finishing touch, we’ll visit Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. The palm house, a jaw-dropping example of Victorian engineering, is sure to add a final flourish to that holiday photo album. (B)

Single and triple room rates/supplements available on request via emailing info@experienceuk.com.au

Single and triple room rates/supplements available on request via emailing info@experienceuk.com.au

Single and triple room rates/supplements available on request via emailing info@experienceuk.com.au