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A look back at the 2017 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in pictures


Some of your favourite celebrities

Hairy Bikers on the RHS Kitchen Garden

From the Hairy Bikers to Bill Bailey and the Countess of Wessex, a host of celebrities called in at the show. More famous faces appeared during the week in the talks theatres.

The Butterfly Dome


The tropical Butterfly Dome returned this year filled with thousands of exotic butterflies, surrounded by a wildflower meadow, accompanied by nectar-rich plants for our native butterflies and caterpillar food plants such as nettles, grasses and heather.

A Festival of Roses

Visitors enjoyed the scent and colour of hundreds of roses in bloom including the Rose of the Year.

Floral Design Studio

Florists from around the country created beautiful wildlife-themed exhibits in the Floral Design Studio. A swarm of giant bugs and beasties decorated with flowers were on show.

Gorgeous gardens

Perennial sanctuary garden

A new category in the gardens line-up this year, the Gardens for a Changing World showed ideas for future gardening.

Spectacular Florals

The Floral Marquee, sponsored by Cathay Pacific, showcased a rainbow of colourful flowers and plants from top specialist nurseries and national collection holders.

Take a tour of the beautiful displays and plants - look inside the Floral Marquee

Family fun weekend

There was lots for children to do with our family activities, including a kids' cookery school, theatrical performances and practical gardening - up to two children under 16 years' of age got in free with a paying adult throughout the show.

Scarecrow Competition


Schools from the South East of England took ‘a walk on the wild side’ with their entries to the annual scarecrow competition. Well done to the winners – Bug Hotel by Great Kingshill C of E Combined School, High Wycombe – and runners- up Sunshine Scarecrow by RNIB Sunshine House School, Northwood and Ravenna, Queen of the Garden by Hampton Hill Junior School, Hampton, Middlesex. More than £2,333.19 was raised through public donations for the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.

The Urban Rain Garden 


People's Choice Awards winner in the category for Best Conceptual and Garden for a Changing World, was designed by Rhiannon Williams. The garden was contemporary, elegant and interactive, designed to give viewers achievable ideas to harness and re-use rainwater.

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