Theatrebreaks.co.uk, the leading provider of London theatre breaks, announced the addition of top flower shows Chelsea and Hampton Court to its exciting portfolio of events.
West End theatre breaks have always been popular when it comes to enjoying a weekend away. Now other short breaks are becoming increasingly sought after as visitors seek easy ways to enjoy the best attractions and events that London has to offer.
The Hampton Court Flower Show and Chelsea Flower Show are two of the world's most prestigious and offer a horticultural treat for green-fingered gardening enthusiasts from all over the UK.
2013 Chelsea Flower Show
May 21st - 25th sees the return of this world-famous flower show. Gardening fans are in for a treat at this year's show, which has always been a favourite with the Royal Family. It's celebrating its centenary and visitors will have the opportunity to view garden exhibits and floral displays which span the past 100 years.
Many of the gardens will have an emphasis on a greener future, with sustainability being the main theme. The famous designer Christopher Bradley-Hole makes a welcome return to this year's show with a modern garden with Japanese influences. The garden is a celebration of English shrubs and trees and emphasises the problems posed by civilisation and cultivation.
Hampton Court Flower Show
Taking place on 9 - 14th July, this flower show is the country's largest. This year looks to be a special one as exquisite flower displays are combined with a summer festival of shopping, fashion and food.
The show has undergone a recent facelift and themed zones have been introduced to create an exciting new look.
The Grow Zone
If you love plants, head here to discover an abundance of exotic species as well as common garden plants. Experts will be on hand to offer gardening advice and demonstrate gardening equipment.
The Escape Zone
Here grow-your-own enthusiasts will be transported into a world of edible horticulture, with food producers offering artisan delights and cookery displays taking place. Theatrical dressing, food and music will be used to create a lively atmosphere.
The Inspire Zone
Trend-setters should head here for ideas in cutting-edge garden design. Experts will be available to offer advice and there will be trade stands offering innovative accessories such as lighting and furniture. The conceptual gardens will challenge traditional design concepts.If you are seeking a stress-free way to enjoy a short break, Theatrebreaks.co.uk will organise show and hotel packages for you to events such as flower shows, plays and musicals and to other events and attractions across London.