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 sponsorâ€™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.