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  • RHS Flower Shows

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    Key facts for group organisers and tour operators

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  • Flower Show Cardiff 15–17 April 2016

    Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff To book group tickets call 0800 358 0058

    visit rhs.org.uk/groups

    Did you know? • RHS Flower Show Cardiff is run in

    partnership with Cardiff Council and has been running for 12 years

    • Bute Park, the shows location, has the largest number of champion trees (the tallest or broadest examples of their species) of any public park in the UK

    • Top grower R A Scamp Quality Daffodils, awarded Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquees for the past three years, grows up to 3,000 blooms for his annual RHS Cardiff exhibit

    • 439 wheelbarrows have taken part in the Schools Wheelbarrow Competition since it started in 2007

    Flower Show highlights include • Award-winning Show Gardens

    bursting with colour

    • Wonderful displays and plant shopping in the Floral Marquees and Plant Village

    • Talks Theatre hosted by Toby Buckland with demos from the experts

    • ‘Wonderful World of Roald Dahl’ themed School Wheelbarrow Competition

    • Farmers Market filled with local produce and crafts

    • Live music and entertainment

    Need to know • Free entry for coach driver

    • The show opens 10am to 5:30pm (4:30pm on Sunday)

    • Coach parking is available in Sophia Gardens (located off Cathedral Road, CF11 9LJ) and costs £15.50 per coach per day. Parking can be booked in advance by calling 029 2087 3981 or e-mailing parks@cardiff.gov.uk

    Who to contact Claire Harris, Ticket Factory Group Sales Supervisor groups@theticketfactory.com Group benefits Group rate available for 10+ people, £8.50pp Standard individual advance rate, £9pp

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 24–28 May 2016

    Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

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    Did you know? • The show has been held on the

    grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913

    • The first show in Chelsea was officially called ‘The Great Spring Show’, however the name ‘The Chelsea Flower Show’ quickly caught on

    • Japanese dwarf trees, first introduced to the UK public at the 1913 show

    • BBC television coverage of RHS Chelsea began in 1958 - today the BBC screens eleven hours of coverage

    • The Royal Family visit the show every year

    • There are around 100 exhibits in the Great Pavilion, mainly displayed by nurseries and florists

    Flower Show highlights include • The very finest Show Gardens that

    the gardening world offers

    • New for 2016, gardens themed on Health and Wellbeing, showing you the therapeutic benefits that gardening offers

    • The Great Pavilion filled with stunning floral displays from the world’s top horticultural talent

    • The Floral Design Studio on Main Avenue displaying truly inspirational floral arrangements

    • Shopping opportunities galore at over 250 boutique stands

    Need to know • The show opens from 8am to 8pm

    • Group rates are not available for this show

    • Coach parking is available at Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ, at the entrance via Rosary Gate off Queenstown Circus, cost is £45 per day

    • Permits are required for coach drop off e-mail chelseacoaches@rhs.org.uk

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  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 5–10 July 2016

    Hampton Court, East Moseley, Surrey To book group tickets call 0800 358 0058

    visit rhs.org.uk/groups

    Did you know? • The show covers 34 acres and is one

    of the largest annual flower shows in the world

    • It takes three weeks to build a show garden, and two weeks to build a smaller garden, but the gardens all come apart in just three days

    • The show has attracted many royal visitors, including the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex in 2013

    • Each year the Rose of the Year is announced at the show

    Flower Show highlights include • Don’t miss show-stopping Show

    Gardens, Summer Gardens and Conceptual Gardens packed full of inspiration

    • New for 2016, City Gardens showcasing how limitless creativity can transform modest spaces

    • See spectacular displays and plant to purchase in the Floral Marquee

    • New for 2016, Gardens inspired by Capability Brown to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth

    • Listen to fascinating demonstrations and pick up tips from top celebrity chefs and gardeners

    • Treat yourself, your home or your garden at one of the many trade stands

    Need to know • The show opens 10am to 7:30pm

    (5:30pm on Sunday)

    • Free coach parking

    • Free entry for coach driver

    Who to contact Claire Harris, Ticket Factory Group Sales Supervisor groups@theticketfactory.com Group benefits Group rate available for 10+ people, £26.50pp

    Group rate available for 40+ people, £22.50pp

    Standard individual advance rate, £31.50pp

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  • Flower Show Tatton Park 20–24 July 2016

    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire To book group tickets call 0800 358 0058

    visit rhs.org.uk/groups

    Did you know? • 2016 is the 17th year of the RHS

    Flower Show Tatton Park

    • It takes 12 months to plan the show

    • The show is held on a 28 acre National Trust estate, which also contains one of the most famous historic gardens in Cheshire

    • The RHS Young Designer Gardens provide a platform for fresh, young talent as three designers, aged 28 and under, create show gardens

    • Amateurs and experts alike can take part in the RHS Summer Fruit and Vegetable competition at the show

    • Ladies’ Day was introduced to the show in 2011, this year it’s on Friday 22 July

    Flower Show highlights include • Admire some of the UK’s finest

    flowers, fruit and veg

    • Discover stunning displays in the RHS Floral Marquee and Plant Village

    • Enjoy the popular Back to Back and Water Gardens and new themed Evolution gardens

    • Pick up handy floristry tips at the Floral Design Studio

    • Indulge in a tasty world of grow-your-own and artisan edibles

    Need to know • The show opens 10am to 6:30pm

    (6pm on Sunday)

    • Free coach parking

    • Free entry for coach driver

    Who to contact Claire Harris, Ticket Factory Group Sales Supervisor groups@theticketfactory.com

    Other group benefits Group rate available for 10+ people, £22.50pp

    Group rate available for 40+ people, £19pp

    Standard individual advance rate, £26pp

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  • RHS registered charity No: 222879/SC038262

    RHS London Shows throughout the year

    To book group tickets call 0800 358 0058

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    Did you know? • We have a variety of fairs and shows

    throughout the year – 15 in total

    • They are held in our Royal Horticultural Halls

    • They are free to RHS Members

    Show highlights include • The RHS London Early Spring Plant

    Fair is the place to stock up top spring plants

    • The RHS London Rose Show is the perfect place to pick up advice about rose care, see stunning displays and buy from top exhibitors

    • The RHS London Harvest Festival and Shades of Autumn Shows are packed with inspiration about growing fruit and veg – they also feature gigantic pumpkin displays

    • The London shows offer fantastic shopping opportunities – plants are available to buy at all London Shows

    2016 Show dates 16–17 Feb RHS London Early Spring

    Plant Fair

    26–27 Feb RHS London Botanical Art Show)

    1–2 Apr RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza featuring RHS London Orchid Show

    3–4 Jun RHS London Rose Show

    4–5 Oct RHS London Harvest Festival Show

    28–29 Oct RHS London Shades of Autumn Show

    12–13 Nov RHS London Urban Garden Show

    17–18 Dec RHS London Christmas Show

    Need to know • The show open timings start at 10am,

    closing times vary

    • There are limited coach parking bays in the area, more information at www.westminster.gov.uk/coach-parking, charges apply

    Who to contact Claire Harris, Ticket Factory Group Sales Supervisor groups@theticketfactory.com

    Other group benefits Group rate available for 40+, £5pp Standard individual advance rate, £6pp

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    New for 2017 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show We are delighted to announce a brand new summer show opening in June 2017. RHS Chatswo