HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW: THE UK’S LARGEST FLOWER SHOW AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE:
Hampton Court Palace, to the south west of London, is the venue for many events and one of the most popular is the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Organized by the Royal Horticultural Society, the Hampton Court Flower Show is the largest gardening show in the U.K.
At the Hampton Court Flower Show, visitors can admire the many different gardens created specially for the show, as well as shop for thousands of plants and the latest in garden products and innovations.
Zones to Help You Find Your Way Around
To make it ever interesting for regular visitors and home gardeners, every summer the flower show features new gardens specially created for the event. Some of the new features across the three zones of Grow, Feast and Inspire include highlights such as Conceptual Gardens which encourage visitors to rethink their preconceptions of the contemporary garden design by pushing the boundaries and championing innovation. Apart from being inspiring, dramatic and provocative, the designs will be fun.
Grow – For the keen gardener, the Floral Marquee, Plant Village, Plant Heritage, Four Historical Gardens and Flower Boxes will give you plenty of ideas to take back to your own gardens.
Feast – Want to grow your own vegetables? Feast provides take-home ideas and inspiring techniques on how to grow your favourite vegetables.
Inspire zone – Head for this zone if you’re looking for inspiration on garden concepts, low and high cost gardens and trends in outdoor living. Buy crafts and stylish products for your garden and enjoy the best in creative floral art and the Festival of Roses in this section.
Hampton Court was the royal residence of many monarchs, most famously, Henry VIII. At Hampton Court Palace you can learn about all of his six wives who came to the palace, most of whom had new and lavish lodgings. The King rebuilt his own rooms at least half a dozen times.
Hampton Court Flower Show Dates
The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place on June 30 – July 5, 2015. For ticket price and how to book, see the RHS website.
Hampton Court Palace is just 35 minutes by direct train from central London. South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The Palace is a 200 metre walk across the bridge from the station.
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AT
Tel: +44 20 7649 1883
Tel: +44 12 1767 4063 (tickets for overseas visitors)
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