Today I visited the RHS Hampton Court flower show. Knowing it would be tough to eat gluten free I packed a picnic of cheese and tomato sandwiches made using sukrin bread mix, which I made yesterday. Crisps from Tyrrells (lightly sea salted) as they are yeast and gluten free and bottled water, which I was very glad of today!
I choose to drive to the show and followed the AA signs to the park and ride at Apps court farm. After a short bus journey I arrived across the river from the sight. The best way to get to the flower show entrance is to take a ferry. This can been seen easily from where you are dropped off. Parrs flower show ferry charged £2.50 per journey. A lovely experience on a hot day like today to take a boat ride on the Thames. You can also easily walk, probably about 15 mins.
Once in, I advise buying a programme. I didn’t and wasted valuable time finding the gardens.
Some of the Low cost High impact gardens were stunning.
This was – Mid century modern
A room with a view.
I particularly liked this garden called Layers and links. One of the summer gardens, I think the seating area is very inviting.
This garden was also lovely, called A cool garden. Perfect on a day like today,
This garden called Four corners, looked very inviting today, love the rill !
another view of this beautiful garden.
and this is the well named Hot stuff garden.
Not so keen on this one, although in todays heat it looks very cool. Called Willow pattern.
This is The Witches of Macbeth.
Between the lines.
I was very excited when I saw this marquee, love Vintage and roses.
I absolutely loved these roses, very flouncy!
Bill and Ben the flowerpot men.
The QEF Garden of joy.
Lunch by the water under a shady tree. Perfect. Sandwiches survived really well. The Sukrin bread is not crumbly or dry in fact it is very moist and full of seeds, absolutely delicious. What better than a cold Pimms to go with a summer picnic. Not cheap but necessary today.
The One show winners garden, not keen on the plastic looking toad stall, nice idea though.
The Macmillan legacy garden.
The crowds were incredible today, only ever been to the show before on Gala night, noticeably busier today.
Gorgeous huge deck chairs, lovely wildflowers too.
A conceptual garden, not for me! Falls the shadow
The Clints and Grykes garden, another conceptual garden.
Spirits of the land.
This garden is called Home spun, like the seating, just wish it was a little bigger, only room for
one person to sit.
You cant beat a VW Van, especially surrounded by gerbera.
After a lovely day and some fabulous weather, I headed back home by ferry, bus and car.