RHS Royal Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Tours

The most English of Flower Shows and the Arcadian Thames

– presented in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Royal Horticultural Society, (The RHS), was established in 1804 and is the world’s leading horticultural charity.  Their vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. The RHS has a worldwide reputation for providing horticultural excellence and inspiration through their shows and gardens. This tour runs in May to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and July for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The RHS library collection will form a key part of the tour experience, currently not available to the general public or any other tour company.  Furthermore, RHS experts will enhance the tour both prior to visiting the flower show and during the visit.

In addition to one or other show, gardens to be visited include Hampton Court Palace accessed by boat along the River Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden, the Royal Chelsea Hospital and the Garden Museum.



  • Discover the horticultural heritage and legacy of London districts Chelsea and Hampton from Henry VIII to the modern day RHS Flower Shows.
  • Enjoy an exclusive, insider guide to the gardens, plantsmen, designers and landscapes who have shaped London in collaboration with our RHS experts and Tour Director.
  • Enjoy expert guidance on how the flower shows are judged, what to look out for and how to ensure you get the most out of your visit to the show.
  • Gain unique access to the RHS library in their headquarters RHS Head of Libraries home to their collection of rare books, catalogues and botanical art.


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Caroline Holmes, Garden Historian and Designer

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