Why the stars come out for RHS Hampton Court

Find out what’s special about RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival from the celebrity garden-lovers who make a beeline for the show

What’s in store for 2024?

Building on the success of the last show, RHS Hampton Court is getting set to be a gardener’s dream with a new exciting RHS Hub, more spectacular feature gardens, fragrant sensory borders, inspiring show designs, hands-on talks and demonstrations and a special floral tribute to celebrate 60 years of Britain in Bloom. With tickets now available to buy, get RHS Hampton Court in your diary. 

Get your tickets today and next summer you’ll be in good company, as RHS Hampton Court is the favourite show of the stars...

“I’ve never seen so much wildlife at a show, bees and butterflies that I haven’t seen for ages. They’re all congregating on the gardens. It’s beautiful. It’s as if the gardens are truly alive.”

– Nigel Slater


“There’s more space to move around, people are friendly and it’s a really relaxing show.” 

– Cleve West

“Whatever your level of interest in gardening, you’ll find something to interest you here. It’s not stand-offish. It’s demonstrating brilliant things, while being gorgeous. You’ll have a magic day out”

Mark Diacono

“You’re able to step back and breathe, and see the gardens a bit more in isolation, rather than it all being on top of each other.”

– Reece Shearsmith

Milton Jones

Mary Berry

“The children get so excited about the flowers and the mini beasts. They just love being out here. It’s so lovely to walk through a garden, being close up is what makes it so special.”

Zara, Stillness Infant School

“It’s the space. It’s the backdrop. It’s the nearness of the river. And there’s a sort of gentleness to that.” 

– Caroline Quentin (pictured with
RHS Director General Claire Matteson) 


“I love how the barriers come down, especially with the allotment gardens. There is more of an access point. It reconnects you with people and being amongst nature.” 

– Tayshan Hayden-Smith, (pictured with Danny Clarke aka The Black Gardener)

Gloria Hunniford, Mark Lane and Gabby Roslin

Gloria Hunniford and Anthea Turner

“The types of plants on offer are incredible. There is a real buying plants culture. It is really friendly. I love being here.” 

– Leigh Johnsone, Beardy Gardener

“The floral market is just full of delights, from houseplants to herbaceous plants to anything you really need.”

Gill Groombridge, Plant Heritage

“You get to experience wonderful, wonderful creations by really talented people.” 

– Brendan Cole


“There are a lot more gardens that you can actually walk through. It’s so nice that visitors can see how things are being put together, the combination of plants, the features and how they’ve been constructed.”

– Manoj Malde

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