Hampton Court Flower Show Part Four – more gardens … more nurseries … just more!

A little time travel I think – cast your mind back to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Well, I have been busy! And quite frankly (and wonderfully) there was a lot of coverage of the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the time and my few offerings were really going to be swallowed up whole and lost in the great smorgasbord of television coverage (as ever, thank you BBC2), newspaper and magazine…

Preview Evening – RHS Hampton Court Flower Show – a rather substantial gallery (no apologies…)

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…

Everything I saw at BBC Gardeners’ World Live today ….

Voila! All my photos from the show in one gallery - I've had a lovely day but with several hours travel up and down the M40 and sat sitting on the M25... well here are my pictures and I'm going out for some dinner now..... There is, I grant, a little sorting through, grouping, annotating…

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – my favourite Show Gardens

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…

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…