Hampton Court Flower Show

A show garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest flower show in the world, is now in its 24th year.

With 34 acres of showground to explore, thousands of visitors will attend the to take in the sights and smells of the show between 8-13 July.

This year they have continued with last year's exciting new layout, which is hosted in a trio of zones called Escape, Grow and Inspire. These will all be filled with plants, shopping and food to reflect their themes.

This year Britain's greatest flower show is combining the beauty of gardening with the fun and excitement of the much loved summer festival season. There will be live music alongside lots of opportunities to explore grow-your-own garden displays, fine dining with floral displays and a chance to see planting and country crafts close up.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has something for visitors of all ages, and with each adult ticket two children under 16 can attend for free!

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30 June - 5 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Highlights this year include:

  • A celebration of 50 years of Britain in Bloom with a spectacular show feature in Escape called 50 Golden Years: A Celebration of Britain in Bloom
  • The RHS's Invisible Garden which promotes life on a microscopic scale, giving people a chance to use a microscope to investigate plants, fungi and invertebrates
  • In the Ocean Spray Get a Taste for New England visitors can enjoy the beautiful water features set out to celebrate the New England cranberry harvest

There is also free gardening advice from the RHS Advisory Service available to show visitors, and free music from two bandstands in the showground.

Recently the Met Office visited River Cottage and spoke to head gardener Craig Rudman who shares his top tips for weather proofing your garden in the video below.

For more expert advice from Craig Rudman take a look at his hot weather gardening tips.

For further information about getting to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show visit the Royal Horticultural Society official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.