This year marks the 25th year anniversary of the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. And this year, much like in previous years the show was grand as ever! It is the largest annual flower show in the world and set in the sprawling grounds of Hampton Court Palace, there are so many things to see and so much to do that it is not unheard of that a full days visit is not enough to see everything. And with the summer heat currently hitting most parts of the UK, the temptation to just be there, have plenty of pauses, soak in the festive ambience, and just enjoy being there is very high!
We had a fabulous time yesterday, seeing as many of the attractions as we could, catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones, lots of drink and nibbles, and culminating it by witnessing a grand fireworks display that ended the evening.
Here's a little preview of some of the things saw yesterday:
|Lots of show gardens of course (blues, greys, and white are the common theme this year)|
|Peek and you will be rewarded|
|Only one had a 50's hairdo. One had a Madonna look late 80's|
|No wet Miss Sweden this time!|
|Lovely! And the colour scheme was an antidote to all those dull dark blue and grey palette almost all the other show gardens had|
|Exhibits in the Floral Marquee were delightful as always|
|Lots of plant hopping happened here in the Floral Marquee!|
|Oh and lots of lush and leafy things too!|
|The lovely people at Stihl gave us an extra warm reception!|
|More show gardens of course|
|And a grand fireworks display to cap the day and evening off!|