This year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show features more than 98 specialist nurseries including six first-timers to fill the Floral Marquee. Celebrities will also share their horticultural and culinary passions, with features to raise awareness of UK’s declining wildlife population.
Gardens for a changing world
With this as its theme, the show will see 21-year-old Will Williams, who made his debut at the show last year, returns with ‘Holding Back the Flood’, a display highlighting a natural solution to flood prevention, inspired by the village of Pickering, North Yorkshire, a town prone to flood devastation.
Increased rainfall has also inspired first-time designer Rhiannon Williams, who is promoting the increased need for sustainable rainwater management within residential areas.
London-based Tom Massey, another up-and-coming designer, is creating ‘The Perennial Sanctuary Garden’, championing the healing power of plants. More than 2,500 individual plants of different colours will make up the garden, exploring the effect colour can have on our mood.
Show sponsor, Viking Cruises have joined forces with acclaimed designer Paul Hervey-Brooks with a garden inspired by the overseas destinations they travel to.
Multi-RHS gold medal winning, Andrew Fisher-Tomlin and Dan Bowyer will shine a light on the work of Blind Veterans UK with a community garden for members, staff and volunteers that will be rebuilt at one of the charity’s centres after the show.
Zoflora returns this year with a large woodland play garden for children and adults with disabilities. Accessible and inclusive, the garden aims to reconnect us with nature through play.
Wildlife is a key theme at this year’s show to raise awareness of the UK’s declining wildlife population. The tropical butterfly dome will be filled with thousands of exotic butterflies, surrounded by a wildflower meadow with nectar-rich plants for our native butterflies, and caterpillar food plants such as nettles, grasses and heather.
The floral design studio will be full of wildlife-inspired floral displays, and schools from the South East of England are taking ‘a walk on the wild side’ with their entries to the annual scarecrow competition.
Experts and familiar faces including celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli and television presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will be sharing their horticultural and culinary passions throughout the week in the talk theatres.
The Royal Horticultural Society's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will run from 4 – 9 July. To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the show, enter your details below by midnight on 5 June.
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