The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show



Off to the year’s third major RHS Flower Show yesterday and walked myself to a standstill.  Despite spending 7 hours at the show, I left feeling that there were a few things I would like to have returned to, but by that time my legs had other ideas and walked me firmly towards the car. I took loads of photos and I’ve selected some of my favourites of the gardens, details and people, as well as some that I thought were worth commenting on.  There’s something for everyone at Hampton Court from the serried ranks of perfect leeks [Attention!] to the finely detailed not-so-soft furnishings of The Garden Lounge with its working lamps and cushions made from sun and moon-proof (?) fabrics.


Fairies seem to be obligatory – thankfully there didn’t seem to be any goblins this year (I loathe those pokey-fingered pointy-eared critters) and I was actually quite charmed by the fairy in the clump of heartsease in the Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night’s Dream

A fairy at the bottom of the garden

A fairy at the bottom of the garden

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4 thoughts on “The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

  • July 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Fairy statues are an interesting idea, for any garden, though that particular one looks a bit twee, for my taste.

    Statues should have character, of some kind.

    There are some excellent garden statues in the arboretum at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. No fairies there, but there are representations (some abstract) of other characters from Shakespeare’s plays, which do include Bottom and Titania.

  • July 9, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for the post on the Hampton Court Flower Show. The media doesn’t cover it on this side of the pond, so I rely on the internet and bloggers to feed me the information.

  • July 9, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Hello. I’d be very interested to see some more photos from the Hampton Court flower show. I’m assuming that it was at Hampton Court Palace? I visited there last spring, on vacation to England. I thought the most stunning garden in the place was that very long border that backed onto a half wall (brick) between the formal garden and the more park-like area with the manicured trees.

    Cheers from Canada.

  • July 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    No problem Deborah – I plan to put a post about the Hampton Court Flower Show on our gardening blog everyday for the next week or so. Watch this space.

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