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Blooming Delights Beyond the Chelsea Flower Show

June 18, 2012

LONDON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

From May 22 to 26, the Chelsea Flower Show brought together a spectacular showcase of
the world’s most exotic and beautiful blooms. Nature-lovers who visited the prestigious
show at Chelsea Hospital can now also take advantage of cheap hiking and walking holidays
[http://www.neilson.co.uk/activities/walking-and-hiking ] to see wild flowers in their
spectacular natural surroundings.

Wisterias and Snapdragons in Turkey

The 2012 RHS Flower Show included the brand new ‘Fresh’ zone, which was brimming with
innovative design ideas and ingenious new products. Green-fingered Brits can fuel their
gardening imaginations further with a trip to the fascinating city of Istanbul. While
Turkey is not known for its gardens, native flowers and plants wind through the capital
city in a spectacular fashion.

A city break to Istanbul offers the chance to see wisterias scramble across stone
buildings and the heart-shaped leaves of the Judas tree dance among the crowded squares.
Cycling holidays [http://www.neilson.co.uk/activities/cycling ] take visitors deep into
Turkey’s lush countryside, where crimson poppies and snapdragons flourish among ancient
Lycian ruins. World-class rock climbing is also available for the adventurous, who will
marvel at dry mountain slopes covered in hyacinth. One of the most beautiful regions in
Turkey is Butterfly Valley, where huge jack-in-the-pulpit plants feed crowds of colourful

Wild flowers on a Greek odyssey

Family activity holidays [http://www.neilson.co.uk/beach/families ] to Greece are a
great time to introduce young nature-lovers to a brilliant array of wild flora. Wandering
off the beaten tourist path will take visitors up mountainside goat tracks cutting through
white carpets of camomile. Disused farming fields are filled with rugged barley swaying in
the wind with clusters of vivid red peas at their roots. Unusual combinations of yellow
buttercups and green Smyrnium flourish in the balmy Mediterranean climate.

Tennis holidays [http://www.neilson.co.uk/activities/tennis ] are also a fantastic
option for active Brits looking to improve their stroke in the shade of fragrant olive
trees, while natural hot black sands beaches offer a tranquil sunbathing experience away
from the crowds. A short stroll from the sparkling Greek coastline reveals shadowy valleys
filled with ripe juniper berries, which offer a tasty treat at the end of a peaceful

At the end of a Greek floral adventure, British holidaymakers will be armed with the
knowledge and inspiration to create a natural paradise at their own backdoor.

SOURCE Neilson Holidays

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