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Hands-on inspiration was at the heart of the event. There were 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.

There were dozens of attractions in each of the three zones - Grow, Inspire and Escape – each with its own distinctive theme and flavour.

Discover more about each of the zones in our exclusive videos.

Ocean Spray Garden Feature

Ocean Spray featureBeautiful water features evoking the New England cranberry harvest appeared in the Ocean Spray Get a Taste for New England Garden Feature.

The garden was a celebration of the picturesque wetland home of cranberries, and was designed to bring the fascinating story of these vibrant berries to life. Its timber decking path had signage to explain how the pick of the cranberry crop makes it from the farm, where a crimson tide of berries undergo a wet harvest, to tables around the world. This feature was the perfect complement to the spectacular floating Ocean Spray cranberry harvest display on the Long Water.

Show features galore to enjoy

People's Choice award is back

Just Retirement gardenThe public voted for their favourite garden at the show this year in the People's Choice award.

And the winners are... RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show awards

History of the show

A brief history

The show was first held in 1990 and created by Historic Royal Palaces and Network Southeast. In 1992 Network Southeast announced that it was withdrawing its subsidy, and the RHS was the successful bidder to take the show 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.

Did you know...

  • 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.
  • The British Rose Festival was introduced in the second show, in 1991.
  • In 1998, a Hampton Court model garden was rebuilt at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney.
  • In 1998, Leyhill Open Prison won a Gold medal for a garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. This incident provided the basis for the film Greenfingers (2001), starring Helen Mirren.

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How to exhibit

Exhibiting at an RHS Flower Show offers 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.

Best Dressed Window winner

Take a look at the floral-inspired window designs on display down Bridge Road, Hampton Court. Le Petit Nantais French Bistro is the winner of the Best Dressed Window competition. This is the second year of the competition, and 11 local businesses along Bridge Road took part. More details