RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is like no other, from 2nd to 7th July. For a relaxed, fun and inspirational day head over to the show this weekend and enjoy the incredible show gardens with a Pimms in your hand. Here are our top picks for you to enjoy at this year's show.


First thing first, grab a show guide for RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

It’s easy to skip the show guide and meander around but Hampton Court Flower Show is big and there is so much to see. So, to ensure you get to the areas and exhibits you want to see, a show guide is a must. Plus if you get a little bit lost you can just refer to the map.


The Floral Marquee at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

The place to be seen and not to be missed! For the most beautiful and visually stunning displays of mixed planting and varieties of plants you will want to grow in your garden, the floral marquee is the place to go. Don’t forget to speak to the nurseries and growers because their expertise will help you learn how to grow your new plant purchases at home. Don’t forget the festival of roses where your senses will go into overdrive.


Learn something new at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

After you have taken a walk around the show, why not rest your feet and sit down to take in one of the expert talks? There are numerous theatres around the show with a whole range of topics to learn about. From growing your own food to herbs for health. Make sure you refer to the show guide so you know which of your favourite celebrity horticulturalists are speaking so you can pop along to see them.


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is packed with shopping

The Country Living Pavillion is packed full of gorgeous goodies for your home and garden plus all around the showground you will find plenty of trade stands including plants, pictures, crockery, sculptures and fountains to name a few! It's a gardeners shopping paradise, so be prepared to carry some new garden items home with you.


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is all about the show gardens

One thing Hampton Court is known for is the many show gardens. From global design to wildlife and nature plus therapy and calm, there is always a huge amount of inspiration to be drawn from the show gardens that you can take home with you to think about for your own garden. Remember to ask questions of the designers and representatives at the garden and grab yourself a planting list so you don't forget which plants you would love to grow at home.


After you have visited RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival come in to see us and pick up your perfect perennials! 

You might also be interested in:

Home trends: sustainability in interior design

It’s important to consider sustainability in interior design, as we all become far more aware of our environment and the need to live a life where we are responsible for everything we do that impacts our planet. This extends to inside the home as well as our gardens and outside spaces. When we design and decorate it is very important to think about all aspects inside our home and not just that it needs to be aesthetically pleasing but also good for the environment. Think about implementing the below into your interior design projects and you will be putting sustainability at the fore of your home. 

How to encourage late summer flowers?

It is easy to encourage late summer flowers for as long as possible, all year round, and whilst it can be a little more tricky during the cold winter months, there are definitely ways to extend the flowering season in your garden to as late in the year as possible. We’ve put together these ideas to help you encourage those last summer flowers to enjoy for as long as you can. 

Top vegetable growing tips for July

 ‘In July the sun is hot / Is it shining / No, it’s not!’ As musical comedy duo Flanders and Swann pointed out back in the sixties, the weather in July can be chancy, but nevertheless, it’s a great month for gardeners. The days are long, and you can start to really enjoy the fruits of your labours in the veg patch. To make this year your best harvest ever, here are a few tips on what to do now, as well as how to get the better of plant pests and diseases.

Garden plant of the moment: Anemone

Late in summer, as other flowers start to fade, Japanese anemones come into their own. With their elegant sculpted flowers on long graceful stems and their bold maple-like leaves, they’re an unmissable presence in the border well into autumn. Happiest in partial shade, they’re ideal for brightening up dull spots in the garden, and once they’re settled they’ll spread and come back year after year. Here’s how to make sure your Japanese anemones grow and flourish.