Details have been announced for the upcoming RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which this year will feature everything from a tropical butterfly dome to displays inspired by Beatrix Potter's country garden. Running from the 5th to the 10th of July, this year's Flower Show promises to be the most diverse and exciting yet, with plenty of stunning garden displays, alongside a giant Floral Marquee and Plant Village bursting with horticultural gems, featuring familiar favourites such as lilies and tulips through to more unusual exotic varieties. Highlights are set to include a 'Botanical Studio' presented by Crabtree & Evelyn, designed in tiers to reflect the base, heart and top notes of perfumery, a virtual reality garden experience from Cancer Research UK and a garden inspired by the lives of children around the world from Global Vision.
New this year will be 'City Gardens' – aiming to demonstrate the horticultural potential that can be found in even the smallest urban space, as well as a 'Family Saturday' featuring children's activities such as seed sowing, family trails, storytelling and cookery classes. The events will take a 'Rocket Science' theme, to celebrate the RHS Campaign for School Gardening's partnership with the UK Space Agency to discover whether space travel impacts on the growth of seeds. Added to this, visitors will have the chance to enjoy themed gardens that take inspiration from 18th Century landscape architect Lancelot 'Capability' Brown who was born 300 years ago, as well as wander through a tropical butterfly dome that houses butterflies from Indonesia and South America.
Tickets for the RHS Chelsea flower show are on sale now. Click here to book.