Set against the majestic backdrop of Hampton Court Palace, this
flower show is the perfect day out for all the family looking to soak up the great outdoors.
inspiration, innovation, quality and creativity
the show features a spectacular collection of show
gardens, horticultural exhibitors and gardening
The world’s largest annual gardening show is renowned for providing a taste of the good life, with more “grow your own” inspiration than any other UK event and an abundance of green initiatives and topical features. In recent years it has gained a reputation for providing some of the world’s best conceptual gardens.
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show offers over 600 shopping opportunities, ideas for growing in small spaces or large gardens, features bursting with fruit and vegetables, a Cookery Theatre and traditional, modern and contemporary ideas.
The vast setting of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which encircles the Long Water canal, has the Palace as its backdrop, and is surrounded by acres of park land, makes it the perfect place to escape and find everything you need to make the best of your life outdoors.
The Living Room
(RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show)
Designers: Hambrooks Garden Design & Landscaping, Mike Hodges
show was first held in 1990 and created by Historic Royal
Palaces and Network Southeast. In 1992 Network Southeast
announced that it was withdrawing its subsidy, and the RHS
was the successful bidder to take the show over. The first
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was held in 1993, and
it has gone on to become the world’s largest flower show.
For the first Hampton Court Palace Shows, Network Southeast
laid on special trains from Waterloo, and the railway
porters all wore carnations in their hats.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2018 will once again bring you all the fun and excitement of a spectacular summer festival.
New for 2018, we're introducing an initiative to celebrate internationally renowned and amazing people in horticulture, and we’re honoured that one of the greatest garden designers and nurserymen in the world is joining us at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Our first Horticultural Hero is Piet
Oudolf, the influential Dutch garden designer and a leading figure of the New Perennial type of planting which uses bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses for colourful, year-round interest. Piet will be creating a whimsical walk-through feature for your delight and enjoyment.
The beautiful border will sit opposite the Palace, using favourite plants such as Astilbe, Schizachyrium and Monarda - all coming together in a romantic display of colour and texture. The plants used in this brand-new feature will be recycled and relocated to RHS Garden Wisley after the show.
This action-packed show is a great inspiration
for gardeners of all abilities offering
environmental initiatives for the home and