The Gardens & Floristry Collection


Imagine the opportunity to visit the gardens at Buckingham Palace or explore the extraordinary garden displays at Chelsea Flower Show hosted by The Queen’s favourite florist and garden designer.

Their knowledge and passion is endless and their wonderful hosting skills can be enjoyed by your clients at the amazing gardens across the country.

Queen Elizabeth has always been a strong supporter of the RHS and visits Chelsea Flower Show every year, but it was the Golden Jubilee Windsor garden re-design that reignited her love for gardening.

Alan Titchmarsh has insider knowledge from his time filming the Buckingham Palace gardens, and he has shared “what becomes quite evident is she loves what we would call English cottage garden flowers, unostentatious flowers, not things that are too exotic.”

Our Jubilee Collection hosts have all worked with and for The Queen designing her gardens and floral arrangements for her favourite homes.

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SIMON LYCETT: FLORIST TO THE ROYAL FAMILY

Simon Lycett is a London-based florist who has created arrangements for The Queen and was the official florist providing the wedding flowers for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in Windsor. He is proud to be one of only two suppliers for The Historic Royal Palaces as well as creating stunning floral displays at all the UK’s top hotels.

Simon is the host and one of 3 judges on “Full Bloom” which is streamed on All 4, Channel 4 in the UK and on HBO Max in the US.

We have created exclusive experiences offering you the chance to spend one-to-one time with Simon; his extensive knowledge allows you either an informed visit to a beautiful English garden or a personalised flower arranging class.

The seasonality of British gardens is unique, and we can offer all year-round experiences. From the Cotswolds and the Chilterns to Cornwall, Simon will be delighted to share his absolute passion for gardens and floristry.

You can learn the secrets of flower arranging suitable for royalty. This will be a hands-on demonstration and tailored workshop, focussing on seasonal blooms or your own personal favourite flowers. You can also visit the stunning New Covent Garden Market, the largest flower market in the UK and the only place to buy wholesale flowers, favoured by all the top florists.

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS

Buckingham Palace’s 39-acre garden is The Queen’s private London garden, but it also plays a key part in the busy calendar of royal events such as The Queen’s Garden Parties, which in an average year see around 24,000 guests. For over 200 years the garden has been used by the Royal Family for official entertaining and celebratory events.

Enjoy a wonderful visit to the ‘walled oasis in the middle of London’. The garden is the largest private garden in the capital and boasts 325 wild-plant species, 30 species of breeding birds, and over 1,000 trees, including 98 plane trees and 85 different species of oak.

Enjoy a privately-guided tour of the gardens with Simon Lycett, royal florist, who will bring the garden to life. He has an understanding of garden design and will share his understanding of the royal floral preferences to offer a very personal view of the Buckingham Palace gardens.

He is the perfect, knowledgeable – and hugely entertaining - host to accompany you around the beautiful royal gardens.

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RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

If you love gardening as much as Her Majesty does, or you want to be inspired and delighted by the green-fingered skills of the best garden designers in the world, then visiting the Chelsea Flower Show is a must. The Queen regularly attends the Chelsea Flower Show. Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is hosted in the grounds of the Royal Hospital and is the pinnacle of garden design.

During your time at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, see specialist nurseries revealing new plants for the first time, witness cutting-edge garden design and most importantly finding new ideas to take home to your garden. Since 2021, there has been a new category: Sanctuary Gardens and that highlights the positive impact plants have on our health and wellbeing — a theme which will trickle into many gardens in the future.

Enjoy a privately-guided tour with Simon Lycett, royal florist, who is on the RHS Show Committee so can offer a personal aspect to the Chelsea Flower Show. Follow this with the stunning hospitality within Raymond Blanc’s “Jardin Blanc” including a light breakfast, four-course lunch and afternoon tea as well as an exclusive demonstration or guest speaker and live music.

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YOUR NEXT STEPS

The Humphreys team is here to make it happen for you and your clients.

We need to know:

  • The chosen dates
  • The preferred experience options
  • Accommodation preferences
  • Lunching and dining requirements
  • Transfer and transport requirements


We will then design the draft itinerary and you are guaranteed that your clients:

  • Will be offered the best options on the chosen dates
  • Will have minimum transfer time and optimum enjoyment time
  • Will have transparency of the different options for their chosen experiences so you can choose your preferred style


Chelsea Flower Show is in May and the gardens are seen at their best April – October. Floristry is available year-round

We love talking through the options so we can really understand what will make the perfect visit.

Let’s arrange a call or a Zoom chat and start the process.

We will happily arrange it for you, please call or email: info@humphreysofhenley.co.uk | +44 (0) 1491 736468


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