The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will run from Tuesday 4th — Sunday 9th July 2023, showcasing glorious gardens, fabulous floral displays, horticultural lessons, and much more.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about this year's show, including tickets, timings, gardens, and how to shop Country Living artisan products from our very own pavilion.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2023: Dates, directions and timings
Held on the grounds of Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey, Surrey, the much-loved flower show will return from Tuesday 4th — Sunday 9th July 2023. The closest railway station to the show is Hampton Court, however, there are also trains to Kingston and Surbiton which run more frequently. If you choose to drive, you will need to follow the AA signage for the show car parks when you reach the surrounding area.
The times for the Garden Festival are:
Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July (members only): 10am — 6.30pm
Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th July: 10am — 6.30pm
Sunday 9th July: 10am — 5.30pm
How can you book tickets for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2023?
You can now buy your tickets for the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 2023. Members can book tickets for Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July, meanwhile general admission tickets are available to purchase on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July. Prices start from £23.85 for members and £28.85 for the general public.
The Country Living Shopping Pavilion will also be returning to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2023, with lots to look forward to. Visit the Country Living Pavilion to shop from hand-picked artisan makers and small businesses, plus meet the Country Living team and see the CL ranges.
What are the main highlights at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2023?
Whether you're a regular visitor or have never been before, there is lots to look forward to at this year's event. Highlights include the Festival of Roses Marquee, which will be full of some of the UK's best rose growers including Peter Beales, Harkness, Fryer's and Eastcroft Roses with a special Rose Garden by David Austin Roses.
Meanwhile, the RHS Flower School will return to champion British blooms with floristry workshops, mini flower farms, and live demonstrations from celebrity faces. The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies will also be hosting live demos throughout the Festival in the NAFAS Flower Hut.
Over in the Plant Zone, visitors can purchase an array of plants for their own outdoor spaces, including drought-tolerant perennials to summer flowering bulbs. First-time exhibitors, In The Garden, will offer a range of houseplants, while Calamazag Nursery return as this year's RHS Master Grower with a large display of Dianthus.
In other exciting news, the RHS has also announced that Carol Klein will create a garden at this year's show. Inspired by nature, the garden will be divided into six main habitats: wetland, woodland, hedgerow, meadow, moor and mountain and seaside. The beautiful space will showcase plants which thrive in these different settings, and will be packed with take-home ideas to inspire everyone.
"I've always loved nature, plants and gardening and am lucky that I have been able to forge a career out of my passion," says Carol, who has also be named the RHS Iconic Horticultural Hero. "I'm really excited by the challenge and look forward to hearing what visitors think. I intend to be on the garden as much as I can during the show so I can talk to visitors about how to propagate and discuss our shared love of plants."
And, finally, Leigh Johnstone, aka The Beardy Gardener, will create a special 'Giving Garden' packed with plants donated by nurseries within the Floral Marquee. Make sure you stop by to pick up a free packet of seeds.
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