The best of RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Here’s a quick overview of other beautiful gardens and plants I saw at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show on Tuesday, including the perfect office for a freelancer, above.

Trends spotted included plants for damp places….ferns, tree ferns and mosses which were looking splendid in the rain. It’s funny how only a couple of years ago we were all being told to plant drought-resistant gardens…so much for weather predictions. I’ve included my favourites here and a few roses I’ve got my eye on for the teeny space I have left for one last plant…Enjoy.
My favourite hydrangea was arborescence Invincible, above and I adore the bright oranges and yellows against the blue-y concrete shapes below. Flowers can soften anything.

The garden below, designed by Matthew Childs, is called Light At The End Of The Tunnel and is remarkable in that it charts Matthew’s recovery from the Edgware Road bombings, where he was badly injured. it deservedly won a gold medal, the inside tunnel moves from dark- damp  mosses and ferns to lighter florals, finally opening into blue skies…well clear-ish on Tuesday.

Ferns and hostas with box topiery is something I’m going to practice at home. Somewhere.

Like the fern wall below….

The cutest fern, below…

And now for the rose Tent…

The rose below is called Summer Song (austango)

I don’t really like these bright neon flowers below, but hey! fashion flowers or what?

More pictures and info on the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show website.

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  • mary says:

    Thanks dudes. These photos are gorgeous and as I left your country several weeks ago I won’t get a chance to see this.

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