Blooming Lovely! Hampton Court Flower Show

June 28th 2016
By: Mary.Wilkins
Blooming Lovely!  Hampton Court Flower Show

Are you going the Hampton Court Flower Show this year?  Taking place from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th July at the historic Hampton Court Palace, it’s the world’s biggest annual flower show. 

Run by the RHS, tickets are available early to members and then released to the general public.  This year there’s a family fun day for the first time on Saturday 9th July.  There’s a Celebrity Theatre where Mr Bloom (CBeebies) will make a guest appearance, a Kids Cookery School to demonstrate recipes for children to try at home, and a wonderful Butterfly Dome – it’s filled with creatures and jungle plants to capture little one’s imaginations, as well as tips on how you can make your garden caterpillar and butterfly friendly.

The local primary schools have created an amazing display of space themed scarecrows – which one will win the competition?  There’s a storytelling bus and so much more – it promises to be a great day out for everyone.

The event starts with the preview evening on July 4th with fireworks, fine dining and music.  The show has plants and flowers for sale, with so many displays to inspire you when planning and creating your own garden.  The Festival of Roses is a highlight this year.  There are talks and demonstrations by celebrity gardeners about a range of things – from growing your own food to creating a compact garden.

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