Such an amazing gathering of flowers in one place - came home with lots of bulbs - not flowering until next year - you have to be patient to be a gardener don't you!
I took 'a few' photos - hard not to as there was so much to see! I think every type of flower must have been represented somewhere in the many marquees.
I may have to blog the photos over a few days.....
First off - how does nature create flowers like these!!! amazing - they don't look real! How are these perfect 'honeycomb' petals created!?!?:
And, do not not adjust your sets - these Dahlia were this bright! they look digitally enhanced but they're not! Amazing, beautiful.
So inspiring to see all these flowers- both for the garden and for art - the colour combinations are mind boggling!
... and now for some random photos:
I loved this Joules advertising car at the show.... we recently bought a Mini Countryman - its white - but I might get busy with the Fresco Finish paints and doodle something like this on it... JOFY flowers down each side??? lol
(I'm joking - but if I give it a make-over I'd never lose it in a car park would I lol)
The show wasn't just about flowers and garden design - there were stands about the environment and sustainability - this sculpture was cleverly constructed out of empty plastic bottles, hubcaps (yes hubcaps) and other items that are usually discarded into landfill.
I'm glad the lady is stood by it - illustrating the size of the piece.
And last but by no means least today - I was drawn to this exhibit in the beautiful Rose Pavillion - I do love a vintage sewing machine!
I would definitely recommend the show... we were lucky with the weather - sunny & hot- unlike the previous couple of years which were very wet (gotta love the British summer! lol)
I'd love to visit Hampton Court Palace itself too - fascinating amount of history - but thats for another day out....