If you’re going to be one of the 130,00 visitors to The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year, I thought you’d like a little preview so you can plan your visit.
The show-ground covers 34 acres, so you’ll need comfortable shoes. I love the back-drop of the Palace, and since there are places to sit, it would be nice to take a picnic, it’s all about pacing yourself.
There was a flurry of activity there today as exhibitors finished off their displays for the opening on Tuesday 7th July.
I always love the Rose Marquee, as you see this years theme is the circus.
There are three major zones in the Show, Grow, Escape and Inspire.
Escape includes, Britain in Bloom, Growing Tastes & Cookery Theatre, a huge tree-house and the Country Living Magazine Pavilion.
The Britain in Bloom garden shows how the campaign has changed over the last fifty years.
the Plant Heritage Marquee, The Floral Marquee and Plant Village.
Conceptual gardens, Show gardens and the RHS Celebrity Theatre
There are some interesting conceptual gardens based on the theme of the seven deadly sins.
Gluttony highlights the huge amount of food that’s wasted.
The show is a great place to get ideas for planting combinations
If you can’t get to the show, it’ll be on BBC 2 tomorrow 7th July.
I’m looking forward to going back tomorrow and will be posting on Tuesday, concentrating mostly on vegetables and plants.