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The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

is the world’s largest annual garden/flower show event.

 

 

Set on the grounds of historic 16th century Hampton Court Palace

a favourite residence of British monarch, King Henry VIII-

the show is a spectacle of offerings all things horticultural:

inventive garden design installations (traditional as well as conceptual models)

colourful flower/plant displays of exotic and native species

expert specifc advice and general gardening tips

healthy eating cookery seminars

stalls selling all manner of gardening products from the quirky to the mundane

 

 

(image from landmarktrust.org.uk):

Hampton Court palace

 Hampton Court Place

first owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c. 1515)

and with his fall from royal favour

then seized by Henry VIII in 1529

Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

this year’s festival (30 June to 5 July)

is one of congratulatory jubilation

as the show celebrates its 25th anniversary.

 

 

 

(photos by meappropriatestyle):

Hampton Court Flower Show, 2015

Happy 25th!

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

 

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 2015

Continues in bloom, 25 years on

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Unique colour and patterning

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Funnel shapes

hampton court flower show, 2015

At attention

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Colour bursts

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Teatime in lush surroundings

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Modern, Minimal

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Just hanging about

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Succulent varieties

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

Topiary

well clipped and groomed

hampton court flower show, 2015

Soaring to new heights

aviator scarecrow

hampton court palace flower show, 2015

A bird’s eye view

hampton court flower show, 2015

Metallic bronze

“water plants”

hampton court flower show, 2015

hampton court flower show, 2015

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