A few weeks ago I featured the outfit I wore to the Hampton Court Flower Show which you can find here and I promised to do a large recap on the event itself – well today is the day, a full recap of the 2019 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which ran from July 2nd to July 7th.
I am not sure exactly what I was expecting from this flower show – but I think it was more actual flowers and less full blown gardens and exhibitions (think patio furniture or lawn equipment). Granted, I could have Googled it before I went or looked at pictures but I was with my family and when I am with them, I knew anything we got up to was going to be a good time. (Heck, on our previous trip we still had a blast biking in the New Forest even though it was freezing and pouring rain).
We headed down to Hampton Court and had a 20 minute walk through the town, the castle grounds, and the gardens of Hampton Court before arriving at the entrance of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. There we buy a very helpful guide book which contained a map and went off exploring. I liked the contemporary gardens, the orchid hall and the Festival of Roses as we ducked in and out of tents.
Probably the most exciting aspect of the day is that I signed up with my Mom to become members of the RHS, the Royal Horticultural Society is the world’s leading gardening charity; which has many perks but the one I am most excited about is the early access and members only tickets to the Chelsea garden show next year – it is going to be so much fun!
Does the Hampton Court Flower Show look like your cup of tea?