THE RHS HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW
This July the UK’s largest gardening event will, for the first time, feature A World of Gardens. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will have an area dedicated to international gardens of countries and regions of the world from Switzerland to the Caribbean. Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Director General Sue Biggs says: ‘I can’t imagine a better way to represent the unique beauty of a country than through a garden.’
Every summer the flower show features gardens specially created for the event. This year there will also be a combined rose and floral design marquee under the theme Romance and Roses.
Fruit, vegetable and herb growing will feature in a special Grow Your Own area. As well as admiring the displays, visitors can shop for thousands of plants as well as picnic in the grounds or eat at the different restaurants set up for the event
The annual show is held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, King Henry VIII’s favourite and most richly decorated palace. All of his six wives came to the palace and most had new and lavish lodgings
An exclusive Preview Evening is held on 2 July with live music and a fireworks display. Tickets cost from £58 (£53 for RHS members). On 3 and 4 July the show is open to RHS members only, then until 8 July it is open to all. Admission costs from £14.50 to £32.50. Each full paying adult may bring two children under 17 free of charge.
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AT
Tel: +44 20 7649 1883
+44 121 767 4063 (ticket sales for overseas visitors)
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