Call Us
01334 657155
Search Tours [view all]
Price is per person based on two people sharing.

Single room supplement £90.00 per person

Overnight accommodation before or after the tour available on request
Tours ~ Tour Details

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

3 Nightsfrom £435.00 pp

One of the highlights of the garden year, Chelsea is an enduring English institution.

Tour Overview


The Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s leading horticultural event and every year produces gardens and exhibits of the highest quality. Once again you will be able to marvel at an international collection of magnificent blooms, brilliant displays and perfect specimen trees alongside a wide range of exhibition gardens, all vying for a coveted Gold Medal.

The Grand Marquee contains over 3 acres of plants and flowers of every description, smaller tents are devoted to floral art and garden design whilst outside are the full scale gardens.  Whether you go for inspiration, gardening advice or simply an exhilarating day out, the Chelsea Flower Show is an unforgettable experience.

In addition to the Flower Show our tour visits a selection of gardens including Sissinghurst, one of the finest and most copied flower gardens in the world; RHS Wisley, where the highest standards of horticulture are practiced in a splendid and very English setting and Tatton Park with its sunken garden and Japanese garden.

Tour highlights
  • The Great British gardening event of the year, The Chelsea Flower Show
  • The ornamental and experimental gardens of RHS Wisley
  • The world-renowned courtyard gardens of Sissinghurst Castle

For further background information you may like to look at the following websites:
Click here to print a brochure
Click here to make an online reservation

Tour Itinerary Back to top of page

Thursday 25 May 2017
We depart from your designated pick-up and head south stopping en-route for refreshments. We continue to our comfortable hotel, where we will enjoy dinner this evening.

Friday 26 May 2017
Today, after breakfast, we will spend the day at the Chelsea Flower Show. The Chelsea Flower Show holds a rare position as a great British tradition and an exciting source of inspiration and advice. One of the highlights of the show is the collection of over 20 full-sized show gardens. Inside the Great Marquee visitors have their senses ravished by the hundreds of floral displays, many of them incorporating new, rare and unusual plants. Other popular features here include flower arranging, floristry and garden design marquees, courtyard gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets.

We return to our hotel for dinner.

Saturday 27 May 2017
This morning, following breakfast, we visit Wisley Garden, which is where the Royal Horticultural Society shows the gardening public how it should be done. Here the highest standards of practical horticulture are deployed in the setting of a splendid old site rich in fine trees against a backdrop of other plants, all impeccably labelled.

This afternoon we visit Sissinghurst in Kent.  This famous garden was created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson from 1930 onwards and became the most admired English Garden of its time.  Few great gardens live up to their reputations so effortlessly as this. Sissinghurst is a five-and-a-half acre connoisseurs' garden consisting of a series of small romantic areas enclosed by the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion. It never disappoints its visitors, it has the power of enchantment, but it is also an unending source of inspiration for all gardeners.  Sissinghurst is surely as close to gardening perfection as you can get, and it continues to be one of the most copied flower gardens in the world.

We return to our hotel for dinner.

Sunday 28 May 2017
Following breakfast we will check out of the hotel, before continuing our homeward journey north.  En route home we have a real treat when we stop at the gardens of Tatton Park in Cheshire, England's most complete historic estate with beautiful gardens which have an exuberant 19th century flavour. There is much to see including a sunken garden with a pergola and rose-beds, a serpentine network of lakes, a walk through well wooded lawns and a unique fernery designed by Lewis Wyatt.  By one of the lakes is an exceptional Japanese garden with an arched bridge and a Shinto temple which makes a wonderful picture under a canopy of old trees.

We continue north and expect to arrive home in the evening.

What's Included Back to top of page

  • 3 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the Holiday Inn Farnborough (or similar). All rooms have private facilities
  • Comfortable coaching throughout
  • All day ticket to the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Admission to the gardens of Sissinghurst, Wisley and Tatton Park
  • Services of a Brightwater Holidays representative

Supplements Per Person Back to top of page

    • Single room supplement    £90.00
    • Insurance                          £21.00 (under 65); £42.00 (65-74); £63.00 (75-90)       
    • Overnight accommodation before or after the tour in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Perth available on request

    Departure Points Back to top of page


    Departure Point           



    Aberdeen (Skene Street)



    Montrose (Outside railway station)



    Arbroath   (Railway station)



    Dundee   (Discovery Point)



    Perth    (Canal Street)



    Kinross  (Moto Services)



    Dunfermline (Outside Carnegie College)



    Edinburgh  (Edinburgh Marriott Hotel)



    Glasgow  (Millenium Hotel)



    Lockerbie (Townhead Pub)



    Carlisle (Premier Travel Inn)



    Preston (Tickled Trout)



    Knutsford Services (M6)



    (and any suitable service station on M6/M1)

    Please note pick-up points are subject to minimum numbers and all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

    Air packages available upon request – please ask for details.

    Click here to print a brochure
    Click here to make an online reservation

    Booking Form

    *Lead Passenger Name:
    *E-mail Address:
    *Phone (evening):
    *Departure Date:
    Number of Passengers:
    Departure Point (see tour for options - if any)

    How did you find us:
    Any questions or special requests:
    Further Communication: Check if you do not want to receive announcements such as discounted tours.
    All images & text © Copyright Brightwater Holidays Ltd 2003-2013
    Brightwater Holidays Travel Insurance: 2015, 2016 | Booking Conditions | Cookies and Privacy Policies | Links | Site Map
    Cookies and Privacy Policies [ X ]


    Cookies Policy


    Our website automatically deploys four, sometimes five cookies when you arrive at our website, provided cookies are not blocked by your browser. The first four cookies allow us to track visitor statistics and site usage. The fifth cookie is only set when you come to our site via one of our trusted affiliate partners and tracks affiliate performance.


    On 27th May 2011, the EC introduced a directive called Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2011 which requires the owners of websites to get specific approval from the visitor if cookies are deployed. If you do not wish to have your access to our pages recorded please disable cookies now. By enabling the use of cookies you are agreeing to their use on this website.


    Privacy Policy


    Brightwater aims to provide the highest standards of customer service and to maintain these standards we need to collect certain information from you.  In doing so, we are committed to protecting your privacy and adhering to the principles of The Data Protection Act 1998.


    We would also like to use some of your details so that Brightwater and partners can, from time to time, send you information (by post or e-mail) including offers and updates, that we think may be of interest.  If you do not wish to receive such approaches in the future, please let us know as soon as possible by telephone or letter.


    When you e-mail us, we may ask for certain information to be able to check this record and answer your questions quickly and accurately.  When you contact us, in any way, we may make a note of this contact if it is relevant to your permanent record.  This allows us to provide a higher level of ongoing customer care.


    In order to process your booking, we need to collect certain personal details from you.  These will usually include the names and addresses of party members, credit/debit or other payment details and special requirements such as those relating to any disability or medical condition which may affect the holiday arrangements.   We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information.  We must pass some information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels, transport companies etc.  The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law.


    By using this website you are consenting to this privacy policy.  We may in the future change this policy, and if we do so we will post the amended policy on this website.




    Bookmark this Site[ X ]


    Holiday Protection[ X ]

    The air holidays and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority.

    Our ATOL number is ATOL 4498. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.