RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, supported by Viking Cruises, is the world’s largest annual flower show!  The Show covers 34 acres of ground, occupying both sides of the Long Water, in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

The Floral Marquee is 6,750 square metres in size – big enough to house an FA football pitch!  Here you’ll find an array of award-winning specialist nurseries, selling a diverse range of interesting and exciting plants.  Visitors to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will have the opportunity to meet 500 exhibitors, from all over the world, selling plants, garden ornaments, tools, compost, and many other garden related products. 

A scarecrow competition was held at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2008, it was such a hit, that scarecrows have been a feature of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ever since.  The theme for this year’s scarecrows, which were designed and created by children from infant and primary schools across the South East, is space.  The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a very family orientated event, each paying adult can bring two children under 16 years of age, into the show at no extra charge.

The RHS Hub is designed to bring families and communities together, it features a Village Green, complete with bandstand; there are also food stalls and a themed activity area where you can take part in seed sowing and other activities.

2016 sees the return of the popular Butterfly Dome which is 283 meters squared and features a lush, paradise garden, which houses several thousand tropical butterflies, from about thirty different species, which originate from Indonesia and South America.  

The Festival of Roses Marquee is a popular feature of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, featuring the Rose Of The Year Competition.  The Marquee delights visitors with the beautiful fragrance and colour, of so many special roses together in one space.

The 2016 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will feature more garden categories than ever before – showcasing over 40 Show Gardens – more Show Gardens than at any other RHS Flower Show in 2016.  There are many new garden categories at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – City Gardens, Water Gardens, Themed Gardens, Floral Meadows and Market Gardens.  Visitors will find gardening inspiration, whatever their garden style at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Here’s a look at the 2016 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show………

A giant 4 meter tall Floral Rocket created by InstaPlant echoes the Rocket Science theme of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. The Floral Rocket is the largest 3D planted display that InstaPlant have created so far!
A giant 4 meter tall Floral Rocket created by InstaPlant echoes the Rocket Science theme of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. The Floral Rocket is the largest 3D planted display that InstaPlant have created so far!
Salvia patens light blue-flowered, pictured on the W & S Lockyer stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Salvia patens light blue-flowered, pictured on the W & S Lockyer stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Louise Batchelor and Simon Lockyer are pictured with W & S Lockyer's fantastic display of perennials and succulents, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Louise Batchelor and Simon Lockyer are pictured with W & S Lockyer’s fantastic display of perennials and succulents, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Simon Lockyer, (pictured above) of W & S Lockyer is a specialist grower of Auriculas, Snowdrops, Nerines, Perennials and Hostas.  W & S Lockyer don’t have a website, but you can email Simon Lockyer at simonlockyer39@gmail.com to find out more details of the plants that this lovely nursery offer.

Louise Batchelor, (pictured above) is from Eleplants Nursery, a family run nursery from Piltdown in East Sussex.  Eleplants sell ornamental grasses, shrubs, climbers and perennials.  To visit Eleplants Nursery, please click here.

Salvia 'Love and Wishes' = 'Serendip6', pictured on the W & S Lockyer stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ = ‘Serendip6’, pictured on the W & S Lockyer stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A range of succulents for sale on W & S Lockyer's stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A range of succulents for sale on W & S Lockyer’s stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants created a wonderful display of carnivorous plants for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Their exhibit featured Sarracenias and Drosera, it was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS Judges.
Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants created a wonderful display of carnivorous plants for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Their exhibit featured Sarracenias and Drosera, it was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS Judges.

Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants is run by Nigel Hewitt-Cooper in Somerset, where they hold a National Collection of Drosera (also known as sundews).  Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants sell a variety of carnivorous plants, including Drosera, Roridula, Sarracenia, Utricularia, Cephalotus, Darlingtonia, and Drosophyllum.  To visit Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants website, please click here.

Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants were awarded a Gold Medal, by the RHS judges for their wonderful display of carnivorous plants, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants were awarded a Gold Medal, by the RHS judges for their wonderful display of carnivorous plants, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Peacemaker was designed by Katerina Rafaj, and built by Rafaj Design, for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Peacemaker was designed by Katerina Rafaj, and built by Rafaj Design, for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A closer look at Peacemaker. This Conceptual Garden was designed by Katerina Rafaj and built by Rafaj Design for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A closer look at Peacemaker. This Conceptual Garden was designed by Katerina Rafaj and built by Rafaj Design for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Peacemaker was designed by Katerina Rafaj, and built by Rafaj Design. The RHS judges awarded this Conceptual Garden a Bronze Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Peacemaker was designed by Katerina Rafaj, and built by Rafaj Design. The RHS judges awarded this Conceptual Garden a Bronze Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Daisy Roots beautiful exhibit of hardy perennials and grasses, pictured inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Daisy Roots beautiful exhibit of hardy perennials and grasses, pictured inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Daisy Roots is a lovely nursery run by Anne Godfrey.  Daisy Roots sell beautiful, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, grown at their nursery in Hertford, Herefordshire.  To Visit Daisy Roots’ website, please click here.

The RHS judges awarded Daisy Roots Nursery a Silver-Gilt Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The RHS judges awarded Daisy Roots Nursery a Silver-Gilt Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Beautiful planting and plants from Daisy Roots Nursery. Here you can see Digitalis x mertonensis also known as the strawberry foxglove, Verbena bonariensis, pictured on Daisy Roots Nursery's stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Beautiful planting and plants from Daisy Roots Nursery. Here you can see Digitalis x mertonensis also known as the strawberry foxglove, Verbena bonariensis, pictured on Daisy Roots Nursery’s stand, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Beautiful butterfly artwork outside the Butterfly Dome, at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Beautiful butterfly artwork outside the Butterfly Dome, at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 is a wonderful place to visit, you can see over thirty species of butterfly from Indonesia and South America in amongst tropical plants and trees.
The Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 is a wonderful place to visit, you can see over thirty species of butterfly from Indonesia and South America in amongst tropical plants and trees.
Inside the amazing Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show you'll find tropical plants, including many beautiful flowering Canna, Hibiscus, Lantana plants and three large Ficus trees, which all measure over 5m in height!
Inside the amazing Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show you’ll find tropical plants, including many beautiful flowering Canna, Hibiscus, Lantana plants and three large Ficus trees, which all measure over 5m in height!
A magnificent Emerald Swallowtail Butterfly, also known as Papilio palinurus, pictured inside the Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A magnificent Emerald Swallowtail Butterfly, also known as Papilio palinurus, pictured inside the Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A Chequered Swallowtail butterfly, also known as Papilio demoleus, resting on an Anthurium, pictured inside the Butterfly Dome, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A Chequered Swallowtail butterfly, also known as Papilio demoleus, resting on an Anthurium, pictured inside the Butterfly Dome, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

To find out more information about the Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, please click here.

UNHCR: 'Border Control' Garden was designed by Tom Massey and John Ward, and built by Landform Consultants. The RHS judges awarded the UNHCR: 'Border Control' Garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious award of Best Conceptual Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by UNHCR.
UNHCR: ‘Border Control’ Garden was designed by Tom Massey and John Ward, and built by Landform Consultants. The RHS judges awarded the UNHCR: ‘Border Control’ Garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious award of Best Conceptual Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by UNHCR.

So see more photographs of the UNHCR: ‘Border Control’ Garden, and find out more about the concept behind this Conceptual Garden’s design, please click here.

Burnham Nurseries created an absolutely fantastic exhibit of species and hybrid orchids, for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Burnham Nurseries created an absolutely fantastic exhibit of species and hybrid orchids, for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Burnham Nurseries are an award-winning specialist orchid nursery based in South Devon.  Burnham Nurseries are a family run nursery, they sell a wide variety of orchids including miniature orchids.  To visit Burnham Nurseries website, please click here.

Burnham Nurseries fantastic exhibit of species and hybrid orchids, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Burnham Nurseries fantastic exhibit of species and hybrid orchids, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Brookfield Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their fantastic Gold Medal winning display of Hostas. You'll find Brookfield Plants inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Brookfield Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their fantastic Gold Medal winning display of Hostas. You’ll find Brookfield Plants inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Brookfield Plants are a specialist nursery selling Hostas and Hemerocallis.  They are based in Ashford, in Kent.  To visit Brookfield Plants website, please click here.

Hosta ‘Let’s Twist Again’ is a new Hosta launched by Brookfield Plants, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Hosta ‘Let’s Twist Again’ is a new Hosta launched by Brookfield Plants, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The Red Thread was designed by Robert Barker and built by Terraforma Landscapes, the garden was sponsored by Terraforma Landscapes and Robert Barker Garden and Landscape Design. The RHS judges awarded this Conceptual Garden a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The Red Thread was designed by Robert Barker and built by Terraforma Landscapes, the garden was sponsored by Terraforma Landscapes and Robert Barker Garden and Landscape Design. The RHS judges awarded this Conceptual Garden a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Abigail Ferguson inside the wave of the Conceptual Garden she designed with Mark Whyte for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 - Our Lives in Time's Hands.
Abigail Ferguson inside the wave of the Conceptual Garden she designed with Mark Whyte for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 – Our Lives in Time’s Hands.
Hythe Garden Landscapes: Our Lives in Time's Hands was designed by Mark Whyte and Abigail Ferguson, and built by Hythe Garden Landscapes. The RHS judges awarded this Conceptual Garden a Silver-Gilt Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Hythe Garden Landscapes: Our Lives in Time’s Hands was designed by Mark Whyte and Abigail Ferguson, and built by Hythe Garden Landscapes. The RHS judges awarded this Conceptual Garden a Silver-Gilt Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
This Flower Box - Hoses, Rakes and Ladders, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the London Fire Brigade. To celebrate their special anniversary year, Surbiton Fire Brigade have re-created their roof top garden, finding new uses for old fire buckets and other materials from their station.
This Flower Box – Hoses, Rakes and Ladders, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the London Fire Brigade. To celebrate their special anniversary year, Surbiton Fire Brigade have re-created their roof top garden, finding new uses for old fire buckets and other materials from their station.
Greenhouse Effect was designed by Sheena Seeks and built by Eden Landscape Projects. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by The Greenhouse People. Greenhouses Effect was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal by the RHS Judges.
Greenhouse Effect was designed by Sheena Seeks and built by Eden Landscape Projects. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by The Greenhouse People. Greenhouses Effect was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal by the RHS Judges.
David Austin Roses were awarded a Gold Medal for their wonderful Rose exhibit, inside the Festival of Roses Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
David Austin Roses were awarded a Gold Medal for their wonderful Rose exhibit, inside the Festival of Roses Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

David Austin Roses is a family run business.  David Austin is an renowned rose breeder and grower, the family’s nursery is based in Albrighton, Wolverhampton.  To visit David Austin Roses’ website, please click here.

To see more photographs of the beautiful roses inside The Festival of Roses Marquee, and find out about The Rose of the Year Competition, please click here.

Peter Beales Roses were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Rose Exhibit, by the RHS judges, at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Peter Beales Roses were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Rose Exhibit, by the RHS judges, at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Peter Beales Roses are award-winning growers and breeders of roses, they are based in Attleborough, in Norfolk.  To visit Peter Beales Roses’ website, please click here.

To see more photographs of the beautiful roses inside The Festival of Roses Marquee, and find out about The Rose of the Year Competition, please click here.

The Viking Cruises Scandinavian Garden was designed by Stephen Hall, and built by JDC Gardens. This Water Garden was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS Judges, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The Viking Cruises Scandinavian Garden was designed by Stephen Hall, and built by JDC Gardens. This Water Garden was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS Judges, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Rolawn : Why? was designed by Tony Smith and built by Hortus Infinitus. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by Rolawn Ltd. The RHS judges awarded the garden with a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Rolawn : Why? was designed by Tony Smith and built by Hortus Infinitus. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by Rolawn Ltd. The RHS judges awarded the garden with a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Linda Heywood and her husband Ray, with their National Collection of Echium species and cultivars from Macaronesian Islands, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Linda Heywood and her husband Ray, with their National Collection of Echium species and cultivars from Macaronesian Islands, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Linda Heywood and her husband Ray are passionate growers of Echiums.  They hold a National Collection of Echium species and cultivars from Macaronesian Islands and have their own Echium Nursery – Echium World, which is based in Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire.  To visit their website, please click here.

Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The design for this Show Garden was inspired by the patterns and materials found in Yorkshire. The drystone walls define the garden with their curving shape which echoes the curves and stone in the waterways.
Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The design for this Show Garden was inspired by the patterns and materials found in Yorkshire. The drystone walls define the garden with their curving shape which echoes the curves and stone in the waterways.

Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd were awarded the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016, for their work on the Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty Show Garden.  Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd are a family run business, based in Bournemouth.  To visit Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd’s website, please click here.

Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Dry stone walls define a linear landscape in this colourfully planted Show Garden.
Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Dry stone walls define a linear landscape in this colourfully planted Show Garden.
Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Simon Pugh-Jones and Jacob Coles from the Writhlington School Orchid Project are pictured with the Gold Medal winning display, they created for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The RHS Judges awarded their exhibit, which was filled with orchids grown by Simon Pugh-Jones, Jacob and other students from the Writhlington School, a Gold Medal.
Simon Pugh-Jones and Jacob Coles from the Writhlington School Orchid Project are pictured with the Gold Medal winning display, they created for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The RHS Judges awarded their exhibit, which was filled with orchids grown by Simon Pugh-Jones, Jacob and other students from the Writhlington School, a Gold Medal.

Writhlington School is based in Writhlington, in Radstock.  To visit the Writhlington School Orchid Project’s website, please click here.

The Lavender Garden was designed by Paula Napper, Sara Warren and Donna King for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The garden was built by Burnham Landscaping and sponsored by Shropshire Lavender. RHS judges awarded this Summer Garden a Gold Medal.
The Lavender Garden was designed by Paula Napper, Sara Warren and Donna King for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The garden was built by Burnham Landscaping and sponsored by Shropshire Lavender. RHS judges awarded this Summer Garden a Gold Medal.
The World Vision Garden was designed by John Warland and sponsored by World Vision. The RHS judges awarded this Show Garden a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The World Vision Garden has taken its inspiration from the lives of children around the world. Symbolising the journey of life, each of the undulating waves of turf represent an individual life, each taking a different turn with a different journey. The grass isn’t smooth or level, as we’d expect it to be, as each dip and turn is designed to represent the uncertainties of life, reminding us how unpredictable life is, and how vulnerable children in living in poverty are. Whilst the inclusion of pretty and cheerful daisy flowers, serves to remind visitors of their childhood making daisy chains on the grass, and to act as a reminder to us all, that if we join together we can help children living in fear.
The World Vision Garden was designed by John Warland and sponsored by World Vision. The RHS judges awarded this Show Garden a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. The World Vision Garden has taken its inspiration from the lives of children around the world. Symbolising the journey of life, each of the undulating waves of turf represent an individual life, each taking a different turn with a different journey. The grass isn’t smooth or level, as we’d expect it to be, as each dip and turn is designed to represent the uncertainties of life, reminding us how unpredictable life is, and how vulnerable children in living in poverty are. Whilst the inclusion of pretty and cheerful daisy flowers, serves to remind visitors of their childhood making daisy chains on the grass, and to act as a reminder to us all, that if we join together we can help children living in fear.
Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Vacherot & Lecoufle's exhibit featured a variety of flowering orchids, including Phalaenopsis, Oncidiums, and Paphiopedilums.
Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Vacherot & Lecoufle’s exhibit featured a variety of flowering orchids, including Phalaenopsis, Oncidiums, and Paphiopedilums.
Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Vacherot & Lecoufle's beautiful display featured flowering orchids in a wooden boat.
Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Vacherot & Lecoufle’s beautiful display featured flowering orchids in a wooden boat.

Vacherot & Lecoufle are a French orchid nursery, based in Boissy St Leger, in the South Eastern suburbs of Paris.  Vacherot & Lecoufle were established in 1886, they offer a wide range of orchids including Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, and Phalaenopsis .  To visit Vacherot & Lecoufle’s website, please click here.

Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A closer look at Vacherot & Lecoufle's award-winning exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A closer look at Vacherot & Lecoufle’s award-winning exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Vacherot & Lecoufle were awarded a Gold Medal, and the prestigious award of Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman from Craig House Cacti, with their amazing cacti exhibit, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman from Craig House Cacti, with their amazing cacti exhibit, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman are specialist cacti growers, together they run Craig House Cacti.  To visit Craig House Cacti’s website, please click here.

Jacques Amand International were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges, for their spectacular exhibit, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Jacques Amand International were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges, for their spectacular exhibit, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Jacques Amand International are a specialist bulb nursery selling a wide variety of top quality bulbs, including rare and unusual types, as well as established favourites.  To visit Jacques Amand International’s website, please click here.

Jacques Amand International were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges, for their spectacular exhibit, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Jacques Amand International's exhibit featured flowering plants grown from bulbs, which included Alliums, Eremurus to name but a few.
Jacques Amand International were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges, for their spectacular exhibit, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Jacques Amand International’s exhibit featured flowering plants grown from bulbs, which included Alliums, Eremurus to name but a few.
Rob Evans from Pheasant Acre Plants, pictured with his Gold Medal winning display of Gladioli and Dahlias, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Rob Evans from Pheasant Acre Plants, pictured with his Gold Medal winning display of Gladioli and Dahlias, inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Pheasant Acre Plants are a family run nursery from Bridgend in South Wales.  Pheasant Acre Plants are specialist growers of Gladioli and Dahlias.  To visit Pheasant Acre Plants’ website, please click here.

Pheasant Acre Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their breath taking exhibit of Gladoili and Dahlias. Pictured inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Pheasant Acre Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their breath taking exhibit of Gladoili and Dahlias. Pictured inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Pheasant Acre Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their breath taking exhibit of Gladoili and Dahlias. Pictured inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Pheasant Acre Plants were awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges for their breath taking exhibit of Gladoili and Dahlias. Pictured inside the Floral Marquee, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The RHS judges awarded Hampshire Carnivorous Plants a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The RHS judges awarded Hampshire Carnivorous Plants a Gold Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

Hampshire Carnivorous Plants are a specialist nursery based in Horton Heath, in Hampshire.  To visit Hampshire Carnivorous Plants’ website, please click here.

Hampshire Carnivorous Plants created a wonderful display of Sarracenia, Nepenthes, Heliamphora, and other carnivorous plants from around the world, for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Hampshire Carnivorous Plants created a wonderful display of Sarracenia, Nepenthes, Heliamphora, and other carnivorous plants from around the world, for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

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2 thoughts on “RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

  1. Fantastic comprehensive review Beth. I visited Hampton Court this year and agree with you, the butterfly dome was the highlight of this show.

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