Growing and Showing Marquee RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Growing and Showing Marquee RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
The Growing & Showing Marquee will host the flower-filled Floral Art competition from Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th.  It will then be transformed into an edible feast for the weekend when Fruit & Vegetables take over for Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th, when the marquee will be supported by the New Covent Garden Food Co, filling the marquee with seasonal produce.

Floral Art Competition (3-5 July)
From Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th July, the Surrey area of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS) is organising an extensive display of flower arrangements, ranging from the traditional to the modern, from dozens of exhibitors.  There are a number of classes in the competition under the theme ‘Dance to the Music’ including;

Class 1 – Show Time; Class 2 – Ballroom Elegance; Class 3 – All That Jazz; Class 4 – Nocturne; Class 5 – Capriccioso; Class 6 – Crescendo; Class 7 – Line Dancing; Class 8 – Pirouette; Class 9 – Arabesque; Class 10 – Calypso; Class 11 – Pole Dancing; Class 12 – Rhythm and Blues.

Fruit & Vegetables (7-8 July)
In partnership with New Covent Garden Food Co. (7-8 July)

Alongside the exhibitors the gardeners at RHS Garden Wisley will be recreating the garden’s 3x3m vegetable plot – the inspiration point for the year long RHS Grow Your Own Veg Campaign.  The plot, based on the RHS Garden Harlow Carr plot featured in the RHS/BBC TV programme ‘Grow Your Own Veg’, aims to demonstrate how to get the most produce out of a small space.  Also in the marquee will be an amateur growers’ Summer Fruit & Vegetable Competition open to anyone who grows fruit or vegetables in gardens or allotments (closing date for competition applications: 29th June 2007).  Amateurs will be competing in a number of categories of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs.  New Covent Garden Food Co. will be offering a special ‘Most Meritorious Dish of Vegetables’ prize for the best vegetable dish, as well as offering tastings of their products in the marquee.

RHS Garden Wisley
Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
Contact: Jim England/Jim Arbury
01483 211243 / 01483 211430

RHS Fruit Group
Please see details of new Fruit Group on RHS Main Website

British Tomato Growers Association
Pollards Nursery, Lake Lane, Barnham, West Sussex PO22 0AD
Contact: Julia Woolley
01243 554859

Cookoo Box Nursery
Longfield, 63 Charlesford Avenue, Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3PH
Contact: Perry Drew-Cook
01622 842037

Dorset Blueberry Company
352 Church Cottages, Hampreston, Wimbourne, Dorset BH21 7LX
Contact: Jennifer Trehane
01202 891426/01202 579368

National Vegetable Society (Southern branch)
82 Hare Hill, Addleston, Surrey KT15 1DN
Contact: Neil Hope
01932 844183

National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners
9 Shirley Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3QD
Contact: Ron Niblett
020 8643 2460
Information and advice

Seeds of Italy
C3 Phoenix Industrial Estate, Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2SP
Contact: Paolo Arrigo
020 8427 5020
Vegetable seeds

The Garlic Farm
Newchurch, Isle of Wight PO35 0NR
Contact: Colin Boswell
01983 865378

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