Entertainment & prizes

Enjoy an evening of live music, hands-on workshops and a chance to take home a variety of prize draw goodies

Fireworks lighting up the sky at the Preview Evening

Enjoy the garden party of the summer at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival Preview Evening with live music, floral workshops and a chance to win some unforgettable prizes. Top off your evening by watching the dazzling fireworks finale as we light up the sky with hundreds of starbursts. 

Preview Evening workshops in 2018

Alice GabbModern Calligraphy with Alice Gabb
A beginner’s workshop into the art of modern calligraphy - Alice guided guests through practice exercises, moving on to letterforms, and by the end of the session, everyone was able to write their name or favourite quote.

Floral arranging in the Floral Bus
The bus showcased a range of flowers and florists and giae guests the opportunity to get hands-on with mini-workshops and practical demonstrations.

Interflora displayFloral demonstrations with Jo Hornsby from Interflora
Jo is a local designer based in Shepperton and as well as being a seasoned demonstrator, she has been part of the Interflora team who have secured a number of RHS Chelsea Gold medals.

Foraging Experience with Kerry Bowness
Kerry is a foraging/wild food instructor and took guests on walks through selected Show Gardens to see the edible plants.

Preview Evening Live Music

We had a fantastic line-up of live music in 2018, with Spanish and Latin American performances from Los Amigos, as well as acoustic performances from the talented duo, Soul Acoustic.

Adding a touch of Jazz and Blues to the Preview Evening was the internationally-acclaimed jazz ensemble The Evening Standards. Three-piece acoustic group, The Royal T’s, also took to the stage and thrilled guests with a number of toe-tapping hits. 

Los AmigosSoul Acoustic

Amazing prizes won in the Prize Draw

There's always amazing prizes up for grabs in the Preview Evening Prize Draw. For 2018, everyone was a winner, receiving a complimentary packet of Thompson & Morgan seeds. All proceeds of the draw are in aid of the charitable work of the RHS so be sure to get a ticket.

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