Categories: Architectural Plants, Art in the landscape, Cottage Garden, Flower Shows, Fragrant plants, Garden Design, General comment, herbaceous, Open to the public, Ornamental trees, Seasonal colour, Shrubs, Summer garden • Tags: 2018, Hampton Court Palace, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Show Gardens
Some rather lovely Show Gardens, an immense Floral Marquee and more than a few, very beautiful roses with their very own Festival. A warm and balmy evening, plenty of people but no crowding at all – this you can see in these photos. All this and fireworks…. amazing! The show has its full day on Tuesday and runs through until Sunday.
Rather a cheat, this, a gallery of the Rose Marquee exhibits, but time is short and I will lay claim to the ‘if a picture paints a thousand words’ argument and leave you with twenty four thousand of them… I would make a mention of the Historic Roses Group, who were once again exhibiting (and gained a Bronze Medal this year). I joined last year – a five year membership – and Ann Cannings, their Membership secretary remembered me and […]
Categories: David Austin roses, Flower Shows, Open to the public, Roses • Tags: David Austin Roses, Fryers roses, Hampton Court Flower Show, Historic Roses Group, Peter Beales, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Rose Marquee, roses, Style Roses
Vestra Wealth’s Garden (above) http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show/exhibitors/Hampton-gardens/vestra-wealths-vista This is a smart, modern garden for a contemporary home. Various levels and layers of planting and hard landscaping surround a dining terrace with a cantilevered cedar table. Gabions are surrounded by copper and packed with split timber, which helps to encourage wildlife. Clipped box lawns are used as alternatives to grass, with one of the lawns supporting a cedar water channel that cascades into a copper pool beneath. The planting has large drifts of verbena, […]
Categories: Flower Shows, General comment • Tags: Essence of Australia, Hampton Court, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Show Gardens, The One Show Garden, Vestra Wealth's Garden