One of London’s most beloved annual events, the Hampton Court Flower Show is awash with vibrant colours, celebrity gardeners and amazing demonstrations for the green-fingered amongst us.
With thousands of visitors passing through the gates of this historic London Landmark during the week-long event, we’ve selected some of the must-see highlights from this year’s event, so you know where to head first when staying at the Park Grand London Kensington this July.
The Duchesses Garden
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has worked with award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White to co-design a garden for the festival this year, so it’s bound to be one of the most visited highlights of the event.
The RHS Back to Nature Garden will be on display from the 1st to the 7th of July. To avoid the crowds head there first and then pop back to the Park Grand London Kensington to enjoy a delicious Indian afternoon tea during the busiest part of the day. You can always return to the show a little later to see what else is on offer.
The Power of Plants
A new exhibit for 2019, the power of plants is a series of demonstrations that talk about the calming and soothing effects that plants have on our mental wellbeing. Throughout the show you’ll also discover plenty of secluded spots to get away from the hustle and bustle as part of the power of plants exhibit, so make the most of them if you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the number of visitors.
Remember, you can leave the venue to head off for a few hours and return later on when it’s a little quieter, so head back to our restaurant in Kensington for an Indian afternoon tea and well-earned rest.
The Floral Hall
One of the stand-out places to visit during your visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show, the Floral Hall is the place to go to see some of the world’s best examples of your favourite flowers and plants.
With exhibitors travelling from all over the globe to showcase their magnificent blooms, you might even discover a few varieties you’ve never seen before during your stay at the Park Grand London Kensington. Don’t forget to make a note of their species so you can add a couple of plants to your garden when you return home.
Make your own workshops and demonstrations
If you’re keen to try your hand at a new skill to develop later at home, you’ll want to enjoy a hearty breakfast at our restaurant in Kensington before you head off to Hampton Court as there’s plenty of opportunities to learn at the event this year,
From DIY flower crowns to how to create your own terrarium, there are dozens of workshops and demonstrations that you’ll be able to get involved with. Make sure you find out the times each workshop is running beforehand, so you don’t miss out.