Hampton Court Flower Show

The RHS Flower Show takes place each year at Hampton Court Palace.

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest flower show in the world, is now in its 23rd 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 9-14 July.

This year there is an exciting new layout, and a trio of new zones called Escape, Grow and Inspire have been introduced. These will all be filled with plants, shopping and food to reflect their themes.

There is a strong emphasis on wildlife at this year's festival with both a bee garden and a tropical butterfly biome. There are also lots of gardens displaying grow-your-own ideas as edible gardening becomes more popular in the UK.

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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Forecast

9-14 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Highlights this year include:

  • A recreation of the Eden Project's rainforest dome filled with the largest exhibited collection of tropical butterflies in the UK
  • The Floral Marquee with nearly 100 nurseries showing their best flowers
  • An impressive conceptual garden by Bruce Waldock, whose 'Ashes to Ashes' garden explores the impact of ash dieback on our landscape with an apocalyptic style scene.

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.