Posted on June 22, 2015
Next week we'll be celebrating the 25th year of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Look out for lots of themed events to mark the anniversary including silver anniversary floristry, historic gardens and scarecrows celebrating the past. As ever, Hampton Court's famous rose displays will be wowing visitors in the Festival of Roses marquee, with a historical theme throughout.
The zones, Grow, Feast and Inspire will each have its own distinctive theme and flavour.
The show was first held in 1990 and created by Historic Royal Palaces and Network Southeast. 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. For the first Hampton Court Palace Shows, Network Southeast laid on special trains from Waterloo, and the railway porters all wore carnations in their hats.
Tuesday to Saturday (30 June - 4 July) 10am - 7.30pm
Sunday (5 July) 10am - 5.30pm *
* (plant sell off 4.30pm)