RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Hampton Court Flower Show is the world's largest annual gardening event and the second of the RHS annual 'big three' flower shows - Chelsea, Hampton and Tatton. The location is not the only feature to differ between the shows; Hampton Court's mid-summer timing, historical setting and huge grounds make this flower show unique.
Hampton Court Flower Show didn't seem to have a predominant colour theme, but a number of design themes were evident in the gardens. There were gardens designed for children, for relaxation (not the same ones!) and also many international gardens, including the best-in-show winner.
Both the setting and the sheer size of Hampton Court Flower Show made this event a treat for the senses.
Festival of Roses...
- The Festival of Roses packed 19 rose exhibits into a single pavilion. Shrubs, floribundas, climbers, English roses, and more big name roses and growers than I'd seen before under one roof.
Hampton Court Flower Show Introduction...
- Hampton Court Flower Show is the second of the RHS annual 'big three' flower shows - Chelsea, Hampton and Tatton. The location is not the only feature to differ between the shows; Hampton Court's mid-summer timing, historical setting and huge grounds make this flower show unique.
The Flower Marquees...
- There were four Flower Marquees at Hampton Court this year, joined together in pairs and separated by the Water Garden Pavilion.
Hampton Court Flower Show Gardens...
- The twenty-two Show Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show had as much variety in their design quality as their theme. There were many internationally-themed gardens, some inspired by water and others which focussed on calming the lucky gardener. However, some gardens seemed to be designed primarily around the sponsor’s product, and the shameless commercialism unfortunately made them somewhat farcical.
Hampton Court Flower Show Water Gardens...
- The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has strong associations with water. The palace gardens, bisected by a water channel and set beside the River Thames, make a fitting host for the unique Water Garden category.