Hampton Court Flower Show with Palace backdrop

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hampton Court Palace Floral Marquee

Hampton Court Palace Floral Marquee

Hampton Court Palace show garden

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

1st – 7th July 2019, Hampton Court Palace 

Visit the world’s largest floral show at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. In fact this flower show was not founded by the RHS but created by Historic Royal Palaces and Network Southeast, and first held in 1990. In 1992 Network Southeast announced that it was withdrawing its subsidy, and the RHS was the successful bidder to take the show over. The first RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was held in 1993, and it has gone on to become the world’s largest flower show.

Did you know?

  • For the first Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows, Network Southeast laid on special trains from Waterloo, and the railway porters all wore carnations in their hats.
  • The British Rose Festival was introduced in the second show, in 1991 and the show is now famous for its celebration of the Rose.
  • In 1998, a Hampton Court model garden was rebuilt at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney.
  • In 1998, Leyhill Open Prison won a Gold Medal for a garden at Hampton Court. This incident provided the basis for the film Greenfingers (2001), starring Helen Mirren.
  • Area of showground: 34 acres
  • Number of days to put show up: 21
  • Number of days to take show down: 10
  • Exhibitors at first show: 265
  • Exhibitors last year: 600

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

 

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