Group visits for RHS Affiliated Societies

Affiliated Society groups can take advantage of discounted rates to RHS Flower Shows and a free visit to an RHS Garden

The RHS Affiliated Societies scheme supports nearly 2,500 gardening clubs and societies throughout the UK and overseas. RHS Affiliated Societies have access to a wealth of benefits, knowledge and resources, including one free annual visit for up to 55 people to an RHS Garden (excluding RHS Garden Flower Shows and Glow) and discounted rates to RHS Flower Shows.

RHS Gardens: Visiting with your group

RHS Affiliated Societies can visit one of our five gardens for free annually for up to 55 people, which includes RHS Gardens – Bridgewater, Greater Manchester, Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire, Hyde Hall, Essex, Rosemoor, North Devon, Wisley, Surrey.

For a comprehensive guide to planning your next RHS Affiliated Societies’ group day out to an RHS Garden, please see our downloadable Group Visit Guide.

Group benefits

  • RHS Affiliated Societies receive one free visit as a group per year to one RHS Garden for up to a maximum of 55 visitors (exclusions apply during some special events) 
  • Visits outside the one free visit per year, RHS Affiliated Society members receive discounted rates for groups of 15+ paying visitors on garden entrance and guidebooks
  • Enhance your visit with a private tour of the garden led by one of our volunteer guides at an additional supplement
  • One complimentary ticket for the group organiser when booking a paid visit

  • Group catering packages to treat your taste buds to delicious seasonal produce
  • Free coach parking and nearby drop-off from the main Welcome Building
  • Free refreshment voucher for the coach driver when booking a paid visit
  • Access to mobility aids to assist your group around our gardens (refundable deposit required)
  • Two carer places free of charge for those accompanying visitors whose disability necessitates their support
  • RHS members have in-group free entrance to the garden and can bring one guest free of charge

Our RHS Gardens

Booking your group visit

To request a group visit to a garden, private guided tour and/or catering package, complete our online booking form with your RHS Affiliated Society name, contact info and group details. You’ll get an email to confirm your booking.

See the terms and conditions for group visits to RHS Gardens.


Further assistance

Plan your visit
Call: 0207 821 3170

RHS Flower Shows: Visiting with your group

Our RHS Flower Shows – Urban ShowMalvern Spring Festival, Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, and Flower Show Tatton Park offer a perfect day out for RHS Affiliated Societies.

Discover outstanding design, top-notch plant shopping and a healthy dose of gardening inspiration when you travel together as a group to an RHS Flower Show.

Group benefits

  • Group visits available at all RHS Flower Shows including the new RHS Urban Show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Book all group visits via our dedicated group bookings team at The Ticket Factory
  • Discounted rates for groups of 20+ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

  • Ample free coach parking at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
  • Free entry for the coach driver and tour leader / group organiser at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Our RHS Flower Shows

Booking your group visit

To book your RHS Affiliated Society group visit to an RHS Flower Show or for more information, please contact our ticketing partner The Ticket Factory: Email [email protected], call 0800 358 0058 (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm) or complete our online booking form.

See the terms and conditions for group visits to RHS Shows.


Further assistance

Call: 0800 358 0058

Email: [email protected]

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