Posted: 28/05/2017 at 16:06
When I saw the comment about £100 tickets I thought somebody was joking - sadly they weren't. Reading an article in one newspaper and it referenced afternoon tickets with a face value of £41 selling for £190, it's utterly mad. When we went there for our first, and last visit, many years ago it was impossible to see the show gardens by mid-day, and food and drink was eye wateringly expensive.
There are clearly plenty of people around with either more money than sense who must be seen at these events, or lots get tickets as part of a hospitality package and probably don't know one end of a plant from the other!
I don't dispute that there are people who are prepared to pay those prices, but for anybody who has to travel any distance it's surely out of reach for most. If my wife and I wanted to attend it would cost at least £500 when travel and other costs are factored in.