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Hampton Court Flower Show 2011 – In Pictures

July 5, 2011

A select few images from yesterday:

Enduring Freedom? - conceptual garden to provoke thought on the 'dilemma of diversity' based on the conflict in Afghanistan

The 'war zone'

The World Vision Garden - The protruding dome represents the 'haves' of prosperous nations whilst the inverted dome represents the 'have nots'

The World Vision Garden - the world seen as a whole through reflection in the water

The World Vision Garden

Picturesque - conceptual garden, replicating an art gallery, evoking the work of specific artists through planting - here Kandinsky

Landscape Obscured - conceptual garden with steel periscopes that allowed you to peer below ground under a tilted turf panel

Landscape Obscured - and spied through the periscopes, below the ground, there were...mushrooms!

Excuse me while I kiss the sky - conceptual upside-down garden. I didn't think I would but I rather loved this. The silvery reflective panels, mirror sphere and circular planting of agapanthus around the hanging structure worked well and looked fab

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Garden by Night - blink and you'll miss it - the unassuming entrance to a night garden

Something a bit different for a flower show - a garden in a darkened tent, lit as a garden might be at night time

Garden By Night

WWF's 50th anniversary garden - designed to reflect the beauty of a chalk stream (inspired by the River Itchen in Hampshire in particular) and WWF's water conservation work

A Potential Feast - lots of edibles at Hampton as usual. Here a contemporary design for a working couple with a small garden, showing how a garden can be ornamental and productive

The Hop Shop at Castle Farm (Kent) - hanging hops and lavender - smelt wonderful! There are a few lavender farms dotted about the UK - visit now before all the lavender is harvested!

The RHS Edible Garden - what, you mean your veg bed is not looking like this? Tut tut.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2011 4:38 pm

    Lovely to have these images, as I cannot make a visit – Kadinsky looking good!

  2. Chris78 permalink
    July 6, 2011 10:36 pm

    Blink and you miss it? I find that comment hard to believe how can you miss a 20 meter tent with a 12ft red pot on the entrance path, a path with chevron pattern pointing to the entrance. Im one of the contractors involved in the project i thought we border line over did the entrance in my opinion. Great pictures

    • July 6, 2011 11:49 pm

      Hi Chris. I would say it was just me being unobservant but I know I wasn’t alone in nearly missing it! In fact I walked right past it and only went back to find it after Sue Biggs mentioned it in her short address to the gathered press. Oh well, I’m glad I caught it – I thought it was good. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

  3. Chris78 permalink
    July 7, 2011 9:27 pm

    Thank you

    Wish it was being judged i think it would of done well the amount of interest in the run up to the show start was unreal some contractors would pop there head in on a daily basis on there way home just to see whats going on, next year the night garden wont be a uniqe design everyone will jump on the band wagon ooo well.

  4. July 12, 2011 4:21 pm

    Love the photo’s from the RHS Hampton Court, very beautiful!

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