Another visit to Hampton Court this week….. but not for sewing this time, instead I was visiting the RHS flower show. I haven’t been to the show for many years and decided to take advantage of my last weeks working part time. So on Thursday I headed off … as prepared as I could be for the heat wave we seem to be having at the moment. My plan was to get there early, visit the tents first as these would be very busy and steamy later on and then saunter around the show gardens until it got too hot for me.
I have to say that, although there were some lovely gardens, I was a little disappointed with a few aspects of the show. The plant heritage area, which used to have a marquee of its own was squished into the floral tent and prices for food and drink were exorbitant. That said, my favourite gardens were one to commemorate the deaths of men from the parks departments who went to fight in the war. The pictures do not do it justice – the garden was a series of trenches with very naturalistic plantings throughout. As you walked through the trenches there were plaques to highlight dangers faced by the men.
The second garden that I liked could not have been more different – it was the Mr Men garden built to highlight childhood cancers. The garden was full of fun and colour…
If you still need a handicraft fix…….this was fun!
Here are a few more pictures from the show….