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RHS Garden Wisley Voted Best Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is delighted to announce that the RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show has been awarded Best Event for Groups at the 2019.  Voted for by Group Travel Organisers. The annual Reader Awards celebrate first class destinations, attractions and providers across group travel and were held at a sparkling ceremony on Wednesday, 9th October.

Commenting on winning the Award, Melissa Hackney, Groups Marketing Manager for RHS Gardens says: ‘We’re absolutely thrilled to have received this recognition by group travel organisers for our fabulous RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show.  It makes a wonderful day out for groups as you can combine the show itself, with all its fantastic displays, trade stands and garden goodies with one of the world’s most beautiful gardens.  It also offers superb value for money as entry to the show is included with garden entry.  We look forward to welcoming groups to the garden, and to many inspirational RHS Garden and Flower Show visits in the future.’
RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show 8 – 13 September 2020 
In 2020, this six-day floral extravaganza will feature a variety of specialist nurseries and trade stands, with top quality plants and garden goodies. Visitors can gain access to expert advice, and browse and buy from RHS Chelsea and Hampton Flower Show medal winners as well as enjoying the floral display by the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) and the National Dahlia Society Annual show. Entry to the Show is included with garden entry.
As the historic home of the RHS, RHS Garden Wisley is one of the world’s finest gardens and makes a fantastic day out for groups.   The Flower Show is just one of many events at the garden, which has year round appeal, with 240 acres which are constantly updated to ensure there is always something new to see including incredible borders, colourful cottage garden areas and a fabulous Glasshouse. In addition, Wisley has a calendar of events, offering plenty to enjoy whatever the season.  
There is a beautiful new welcome area with a dedicated desk for groups which opened in June 2019, which has transformed the arrival experience at the garden. Visitors now arrive through an avenue of cherry trees, before arriving at a 100-seater restaurant, café, shop and expanded plant centre. 
As well as a dedicated welcome team, groups benefit from discounted rates, free entry for coach driver and tour leader, a free refreshment voucher for the coach driver and £5 Discount retail voucher for all group members (minimum spend applies).
For more general information about RHS group visits to gardens, please contact the team on 020 78821 3195, visit or email
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