Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 – Top Picks


The Frustrated Gardener

So, it finally stopped raining and I was able to spend a few enjoyable hours in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, soaking up the sights, the smells and the mud underfoot.  Hampton Court flower show is our second biggest show after Chelsea, but Chelsea it is not.  Although it’s a more spacious event, the gardens are generally on a smaller budget, with fewer big name designers.  The show is also much more commercial – which I think is a blessing and a curse.  It’s certainly great to have the opportunity to buy a few choice specimens.  The range of rare and unusual plants on sale is almost overwhelming,  but the growers and nurserymen are always so helpful, knowledgeable and happy to see their well tended plants go to new homes.  At the same time it’s irritating (and sometimes painful) being cut up constantly by dithering old dears with wheelie…

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