RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – a look at The Show Gardens…. Part I

above, elements from the Jordans Wildlife Garden http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show/exhibitors/Hampton-gardens/jordans-wildlife-garden This garden has been developed to encourage visitors to bring a little bit of the British countryside into their gardens. Inspired by the Hampton Court maze, meadow paths curve through layers of soft naturalistic planting and into a central terrace with a calm, reflective pool. Taller planting…

Joining the blogging melee: Presenting the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Conceptual Gardens)

The Conceptual Gardens, a category unique to this Flower Show. All the gardens represent one of the Deadly Sins. Above, Wrath - Eruption of Unhealed Anger, by designer Nilufer Danis. A Gold Medal exhibit. http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show/exhibitors/Hampton-gardens/eruption-of-unhealed-anger The theme of this garden is wrath or anger. The design depicts uncontrolled feelings of anger as emotional pressure, self-destructiveness,…

A little shopping….

Not the most glamorous of photographs but this was a successful outing yesterday, shopping for pots and plants. This, soon to be polished, wooden planter just about found room in the van and will become the base for a perennial meadow. I found some large copper planters elsewhere, 80cm round and tall, which will find…

Before we get to Hampton Court, a gallop through Luton Hoo, Wrest Park and more from Petersham Nurseries – hurrying to keep up with the virtual mountain of photography…

Taxi?! Luton Hoo, in Bedfordshire, has a fascinating history, the family seat of an über-weathly family who lost almost all their fortunes in the credit-crunch of the 1980's. Fabergé eggs once sat casually on side tables! It is now an Elite Hotel, and lovely too, with formal gardens and parkland and nearby, a Land Rover…