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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
09 July, 2013 - 14 July, 2013
East Molesey, Surrey
The perennially popular Hampton Court Flower Show draws crowds of over 160,000 visitors in the course of a week and is the largest of the RHS flower shows.
It takes place on a 33-acre site erected on the north and south sides of the Long Water in Hampton Court Park, while the Tudor and Baroque façade of Hampton Court palace forms a magnificent, stately backdrop.
The RHS Show is launched with much fanfare on the evening of July 9, with the Exclusive Preview Evening (tickets start at £50 per person), which includes fireworks and live music.
The Show offers a plethora of ideas and inspiration for the enthusiastic gardener with as many as 50 display gardens. The UK's best nurseries will fill the floral marquees, and there is much emphasis on growing food to eat in the Growing Tastes Marquee. There will also be ample opportunity to buy a range of plants and garden products.