RHS Gardens are offering dedicated packages for groups including the impressive festive ‘Glow Illuminations’, special winter walking tours and festive feasting options, to enable visitors to enjoy the best of the winter season with a group visit to one of the four RHS Gardens in the lead up to Christmas. Groups can get the best of both worlds by arriving earlier in the day to enjoy the garden – and then staying on to enjoy the Glow events as darkness falls.

Offering a choice of special winter events, including the magical Glow Illuminations at RHS Gardens Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon and Harlow Carr in Harrogate, there is also a special Winter Garden at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, a Winter Sculpture Exhibition at Rosemoor and a variety of inspirational experiences to be had in the gardens themselves. Complementing visits with tempting catering packages, groups can also indulge in special festive lunches, afternoon teas, mulled wine and mince pies and delicious warming simple suppers.

With plant centres and gift shops at all properties, there is also plenty of inspired Christmas shopping, ranging from tree decorations and seasonal plants to beautiful arts, jewellery and crafts, along with a huge range of books, tableware and lovely presents for children.

“Our winter events are a great way for groups to enjoy the gardens at this time of year,” says Melissa Hackney, groups marketing manager, RHS Gardens. “With memorable events and festive displays adding to the winter flora, they represent great value for money with no additional charge for the illuminations.

“In addition to free parking and RHS members entering free of charge, there is also the excellent added benefit for groups who have already visited an RHS Garden during the year, to book a second visit (between October and January) to another RHS Garden with a 50 per cent discount.”

For bookings/further enquiries please contact: 020 7821 3170, email groups@rhs.org.uk or visit rhs.org.uk/groups