Hampton Court….

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….


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About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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8 Responses to Hampton Court….

  1. Catherine says:

    I never did make it to the show, so thank you for showing us around! It sounds like despite some of the things that could have been done better, you still had a pleasant day. And I hope, without suffering too much from the heat!

  2. claire93 says:

    what a fabulous (and very huge) watering can!

  3. It sounds as though, on balance, it was a great day. You probably didn’t notice the bins behind the watering can when you were taking the photo!

  4. Sally says:

    I also managed to get to the HCP flower show today. Thanks to your blog post I had a good look at the Battlefield to Butterflies garden – it was very moving.. I took lots of pictures of flowers as where else will I find such perfect flowers for my Silk Shading class. There were so many truly amazing flowers that I am no closer to a decision. It was so hot it was me who wilted. Thanks for the post.

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