Is spending 9 dazzling days touring gardens in England, and luxuriating in all the accompaniments, your cup of tea? If so, read on.
A few years ago my job took me to England for 3 years where I joined the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and visited dozens of gardens that were simply breathtaking, including Prince Charles’s gardens at his country home in the Cotswolds.
My garden club friends asked if I might plan a girls-only trip to England to attend an RHS Flower Show, tour gardens, enjoy afternoon tea and a couple pub dinners, see a design demo, and shop. That’s what we are doing and we have room available for other garden club gals to join us! The trip is scheduled for Friday, May 21 - Saturday, May 29, 2021.
I have attached a proposed itinerary from a highly-regarded company that conducts garden tours in England. This tour is custom-designed just for us and begins and ends at Heathrow airport in London. We’ll get around by private coach and the accommodations will be lovely. This will be an absolutely fantastic trip!
The gardens are a fabulous mix of public and private gardens (possibly Prince Charles’s gardens). We’ll tour several public gardens during hours that are not open to the public and visit privately-owned country manor gardens that are not open to the public.
Several travelers have already decided to extend their trip beyond this tour as significant others/friends will meet-up with them after our tour ends. Those who are interested can participate in our group airfare booking through the travel agency.
Please review the itinerary and pricing and contact me if you have interest. We’ll start the booking process this fall. We are working toward 20 - 24 travelers which puts us in the lowest price category.
Remember, this trip is in 2021–not next year, and includes a members-only day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and a one-year RHS membership and subscription to the RHS monthly magazine, The Garden—delivered to your home!
Bayside Bloomers Garden Club
Bethesda, MD 20817