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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - 5th to 11th July 2010
5th to 11th July 2010 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Set against the spectacular backdrop of Hampton Court Palace, this lifestyle event offers the perfect action-packed day out for all the family. The world’s largest annual gardening event is at the forefront of environmental initiatives for the home and the garden.
2010 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Date: Tuesday 6 – Sunday 11 July 2010
6 – 7 July RHS members only
8 - 11 July Public
6 – 10 July 10am – 7.30pm
11 July 10am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4.30pm)
Venue: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AT
Ticket prices range from £14 - £32. Children under 16 free with an accompanying adult.
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.
This year the 21st Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will look unlike any other, with a new layout. For the first time the Floral Marquee will be on the North side of the showground as a dramatic 225m long feature with over 90 stunning displays.
On the South side of the canal the popular grow your own theme will be even bigger, with a major, Home Grown feature. The Gardens Illustrated marquee is another new highlight where plant and gardening accessories will be combined in gorgeous displays.
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. For 2010 a Shakespearean theme will provide entertaining, and quintessentially British, gardens.
The show is also a popular destination to enjoy and purchase hundreds of varieties of the nation’s favourite flower in the Festival of Roses, which is also the launch pad for the Rose of the Year.
Finally, 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.