Posted on 7th July, 2016

The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Show

The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural show (RWRHS) has been running for many years, attracting people of all ages to its beautiful grounds and day of events that is suitable for every member of the family. There are over a hundred activities and competitions throughout the day appealing to everyone from experts to amateur growers. With so much to see and do, it is a day trip worth taking in the charming town of Windsor especially if you are horticulture enthusiast.

About the show

2016 marks the 111th year of the RWRHS, and will be held on July 16th at St George’s school, Windsor Castle. It is held here every year and the gates open at 11am. Admission prices are very reasonable at £5 per adult and £3 per child. If you are a member of the RWRHS then you will receive free entry, and those with a Windsor Advantage Card get a discount. This year, the show is themed around the Queen’s birthday, which is sure to make the quintessential British event a superb celebration.

Things to do

There are a range of entertaining activities taking place including birds of prey displays and bee keeping for those who are interested in wildlife and nature, as well as a number of demonstrations from guests who will be named on the day.

Visitors can enjoy cooking and garden demonstrations and learn more about the fields, alongside participating in flower arrangement demonstrations followed by a competition at the end.  Morris dancers and a jazz band are also there to entertain you.

For the children, there are a wide range of activities ranging from a bouncy castle and pony rides to learning to sow seeds and face painting. There is also a Punch and Judy puppet show that the little ones are sure to adore.

How to get here

Windsor and Eton central station is a 15 minute walk to the location, and it is a very picturesque one as well. Windsor and Eton Riverside station is directly opposite the entrance to the show if you prefer a direct route. If you are travelling by car, make sure you use SLF 1QF in your Sat Nav to avoid ending up at an incorrect location. Parking for the show is directly opposite the grounds.

All the strolling around on the grounds is definitely going to make you hungry so head over to the Thames View Restaurant and enjoy a three-course menu or treat yourself to afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco. Why not make a long weekend out of it and book a stay in our collection of 98 rooms to celebrate the start of summer? Call us on 01753 202825 for enquiries and bookings or email us at [email protected].

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