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9-14 July, 2013

This year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we’re combining the exquisite beauty of one of Britain’s greatest flower shows with all the fun and excitement of a spectacular summer festival.

Hands-on inspiration is at the heart of the event. Discover a mix of glorious show gardens with a wealth of opportunities to see planting and country crafts close up; fine dining with dazzling floral displays and all things 'grow-your-own'; live music with fabulous shopping, fashion and food. A unique day out for all, in a truly majestic setting.

We’re making the show even easier to enjoy with the introduction of a series of special 'zones', each with its own distinctive theme and flavour.

A brief history of the show

Key facts

    • Area of showground: 34 acres
    • Number of days to put show up: 21
    • Number of days to take show down: 10
    • Exhibitors at first show: 265
    • Exhibitors last year: 600

For the early Hampton Court flower shows, Network Southeast laid on a special train from Waterloo, and the railway porters all wore carnations in their hats. From its humble beginnings, it is now the world's largest flower show. Famous for celebrating the rose, The British Rose Festival was introduced at the second show in 1991 and visitors can now enjoy new introductions and prize winners in the Rose Marquee.

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Commercial opportunities

Our visitors, your customers

RHS shows offer you an enviable platform to sell and market your company. Wide media coverage across TV, radio, newspapers and the web gives exhibitors a unique promotional advantage.

Sponsorship opportunities

Our shows provide unique sponsorship opportunities for your business. Our work is supported by more than 360,000 members and last year 2m people visited an RHS show or one of our gardens.