The world’s biggest flower show set in the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace is a festival to celebrate all things gardening.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is the world’s largest annual flower show, stretching over 34 acres.
It is a celebration of gardening set in the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace within easy reach of central London.
Recently relaunched as a festival, it attracts artists, performers, chefs and more to the many varied stages and eateries.
And of course visitors can immerse themselves in the inspiration provided by the Show Gardens, the Rose Marquee, Floral Marquee, all while enjoying Champagne along the banks of Long Water.
The show was first held in 1990 and created by Historic Royal Palaces and Network Southeast. In 1992 Network Southeast announced it was withdrawing and the RHS was the successful bidder to take over.
The first RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was held in 1993, and it has gone on to become the world’s largest flower show.
For the first Hampton Court Palace Shows, Network Southeast laid on special trains from Waterloo, and the railway porters all wore carnations in their hats.