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Botanica

Hampton Court Flower Show & Gardens of Sussex

London Return

Trip Code: BTHC8
8 Days
12 Meals
2019-20

Trip Highlights

Hampton Court Flower Show

Spend time discovering the displays at the Hampton Court Flower Show, known as one of the finest RHS shows.

Explore Iconic Sussex Gardens

Visit Sarah Raven's cutting garden, Wakehurst Place, Pashley Manor, Merriments and more.

Thames and Private Gardens

Cruise the river Thames to see private and barge gardens. Also visit Loseley Park, Long Barn Garden and RHS Wisley.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
  • Services of a Tour Manager & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • Stay in good quality, centrally located hotels
  • Travel in a small group in a luxury vehicle
  • 12 Meals

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Group size 15-25 guests
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Can be combined with: Landscapes, History & Botanical Insights of the Baltics BTBAL13
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
UK & Europe Map BTHC8 2019-21
London Return

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Hampton Court Flower Show

Visit the world’s biggest annual flower show, held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Arrive into London and be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy dinner this evening and meet your fellow guests.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Experience a day's cruising on the river Thames, visiting private and barge gardens. Meet their owners and enjoy the opportunity to compare English planting techniques with the Australian method. This afternoon we make our way down to our Sussex Hotel.

Stay: Four Nights, Sussex, Ashdown Park Country House

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning we arrive at Sarah Raven's Cutting Garden, the wife of Adam Nicolson, the grandson of Vita Sackville-West. Sarah is a well-known gardener, writer and TV personality who has transformed an old Dairy Farm property 'Perch Hill' into a stunning garden and cookery school in East Sussex. Afterwards visit Wakehurst Garden with its 20th century arts and crafts garden and picturesque woodland surrounding a grand 16th century house.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

This morning visit Pashley Manor Gardens to see Romantic English landscaping and artistic planting framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds, with the unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house. Afterwards visit Merriments Gardens with lawns, richly planted borders, a pergola, a bog garden and a water garden with a bridge.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today visit Long Barn, the former home of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. The house is also notable for having famous residents such as Douglas Fairbanks and Charles Lindbergh at various times. Enjoy time to explore the gardens before returning to your hotel for a free afternoon to relax.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Visit another classic arts and crafts style garden at Gravetye Manor considered to be amongst the most influential in English gardening history due to the innovative and revolutionary gardener, William Robinson who lived here. Afterwards we visit Loseley Park and the privately owned castle and gardens. Gertrude Jekyll provided plans for the garden in 1905 where even today you can still see the Yew hedges, Mulberry and Cedar trees. Loseley was also used as one of many filming locations for the popular TV series 'The Crown'. Travel to Windsor for a two night stay.

Stay: Two Nights, Windsor, Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today we travel to RHS Wisley Gardens - Britain's best loved garden. See both informal and formal gardens here as well as their small scale 'Model Gardens' to see what can be achieved at home. This afternoon you may choose to take a guided tour of Windsor Castle, occasional home of the Queen. Alternatively you can enjoy some free time to relax.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hampton Court Flower Show

Visit the world’s biggest annual flower show, held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.


This morning visit Hampton Court Flower Show, said to be the most spectacular and largest of the English garden shows. Your tour concludes in London this afternoon with a drop off at the London hotel at 4pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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