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RHS Orchid Show Springtime — London

Don't miss the Royal Horticultural Society London Orchid and Botanical Art Show, every Spring featuring beautiful displays by specialist orchid growers from around the globe. We are delighted to be offering this very special program for orchid specialists and garden enthusiasts alike.




Day 1 – US Departure

Overnight air from your gateway city to London. Overnight In Air.


Day 2 – London Arrival

Independent transfers from the airport to the hotel. Check into your hotel. Unpack, rest and relax. One hotel is your home for the next 6 nights. This evening we gather for a welcome wine and cheese reception and dinner at the hotel. We suggest an early night to best adjust to local time. Overnight London


Day 3 – RHS Wisley

Most of today will be spent at the outstanding RHS Garden at Wisley which, including their spectacular Glasshouse, you will see through the experienced eyes of an expert guide. Lunch here independently and, after a good browse in their excellent bookshop, return to London to prepare for an evening at the theatre performance of your choice. Overnight London


Day 4 – Kent & Sussex

Today we enjoy an excursion to Kent and East Sussex. Visit McBean's Orchids -an Orchid specialist who regularly exhibits at RHS Chelsea, and their plant Oncidium won a Gold Medal at an outstanding 20th World Orchid Conference in Singapore. Continue to nearby Marle Place - a private garden cared for and enlarged by the artist and tree loving occupants of 40 years. Within the yew hedged kitchen garden a restored Victorian glasshouse holds an exotic display of orchids. On our return to London, there's the opportunity to stop in the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, where you can browse antique shops and have afternoon tea.

Overnight London


Day 5 – Kew Gardens

Spend the morning at Kew Gardens where you'll be amazed by the fabulous orchid display in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. The Royal Kitchens are also available to tour, together with a culinary demonstration. With lunch independently and plenty of time to enjoy their well stocked bookshop, once back in London, you're free for the rest of the day. Overnight London


Day 6 – London At Leisure

A full day to explore London on your own. Many of the museums remain free of charge and of course the shopping is always spectacular. Perhaps stop by the half price theatre ticket booth in Leicester Square to see if anything takes your fancy for a performance this evening. Perhaps you have a favorite site you want to revisit, either way, this is your day to make London your own. Overnight London


Day 7– RHS Orchid Show

Most of today will be spent at the Royal Horticultural Society's Orchid and Botanical Art Show where you will see spectacular orchids from the world's finest specialist growers along with some beautiful illustrations of botanical art. Your admission ticket is for the entire day and you are free to spend as much time at the show as you wish. The balance of the day is then at leisure. This evening there is time for one more show or perhaps revisit one of your favorite watering holes for a last pint and traditional English fare. Overnight London


Day 8 – Home

Private transfers to London Heathrow for the return flights home. Welcome home.


This is a sample itinerary

Our tours are tailor made to the exact specifications of the group planner. Please contact us for your custom quotation and itinerary.

Some of the tour’s sights.



Marle Place Gardens

royal tunbridge wells




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