RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU, 5th – 10th July 2016
World Gardens are a major theme at this year’s show with six gardens reflecting their particular part of the globe and bringing a flavour of why these are popular travel destinations.
The Oregon Garden, The Charleston Garden and The Austin Garden bring these differing areas very much to life while Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden celebrates the Incas and evokes the excitement Hiram Bingham must have felt in 1911 on discovering the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Europe is celebrated in The Route of the Camellia Garden a route which took pilgrims through Galicia on their way to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela. The last historic garden is the ‘Le Clos d’Hastings’ – 1066 Country Medieval Garden.
Designed by Stephane Marie, this garden which marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings is a joint collaboration between the Parks and Gardens of Normandy and the District of Hastings. It consists of two sections one recalling medieval meadows with barley, flax, marguerites and wildflowers while the other more densely planted section is a riot of plants from around the world which both the Normans and English enjoy today, united by their shared love of botany and gardening.
It won a Bronze!
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