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Hampton Court Flower Show
3rd July @ 10:00 am - 9th July @ 7:30 pm£32.50
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the best place for budding and expert gardeners who want advice, ideas, inspiration and an abundance of plants and gardening merchandise to beautify their outside spaces.
Up and coming designer, Tom Massey, is creating a sanctuary garden with the charity Perennial, championing the healing power of plants. Over 2,500 individual plants of different colours will make up the garden, exploring how different colours can affect our mood.
One of our youngest designers, 21 year old Will Williams, returns to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show with Holding Back the Flood, a garden highlighting a natural solution to flood prevention – inspired by the village of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
Brownfield – Metamorphosis by designer Martyn Wilson, explores the power of plants to naturally regenerate and become established among industrial ruins, while Andreas Christodoulou and Jonathan Davies are creating a low-maintenance productive garden, London Glades, based on forest gardening techniques.
The Floral Marquee will be home to specialist nurseries and national collection holders from across the UK. Six new nurseries will be at the show this year including Ottershaw Cacti (Surrey), selling their rare and unusual collection of Cacti and succulents, Palms Exotics (Hampshire) for those wanting to turn their garden into a holiday oasis and Strictly Daylilies (Cambridgeshire), exhibiting daylilies, the ideal plant for first time gardeners as they need little or no care.
Wildlife is a key theme at this year’s show raising awareness of the UK’s declining wildlife population and encouraging visitors to ‘Green Grey Britain’ with a rich diversity of plants that are vital for the future of the UK’s bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
The tropical butterfly dome returns this year filled with thousands of exotic butterflies, surrounded by a wildflower meadow, accompanied by nectar rich plants for our native butterflies and caterpillar food plants such as nettles, grasses and heather.
Also with a wildlife theme will be the Floral Design Studio, which will be full of wildlife inspired floral displays, while schools from the South East of England will be taking ‘a walk on the wild side’ with their entries to the annual scarecrow competition.
Across the weekend activities will be centred on wildlife conservation including face painters, a children’s cookery school, entertainers and much more.
Experts and familiar faces including celebrity chef, Jean Christophe Novelli and television’s Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will be sharing their horticultural and culinary passions throughout the week in the talk’s theatres.
Admission: 3rd July to 5th July – Members only, 6th July to 9th July Public £32.50.