Following on from yesterday’s set of photos from the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, here’s the second batch showing some of the delightful flowers on display and other scenes from around the site.
Walking towards the pedestrian entrance to the Flower Show with the Thames to the west. The station is a short walk away.
Hampton Court Flower Show is all about the flowers, and there are some wonderful examples to be seen.
I know next to nothing about the things, but I can certainly appreciate their beauty! Here’s a selection:
The lavender packed a hefty aroma.
The Rose Marquee had a circus theme.
The theatre space were cooking demonstrations were held.
In the Growing taste Marquee there was loads of delicious food and drink to try. These dressings were really tasty.
Toffee vodka doesn’t sound too tempting a proposition, but boy it was nice!
This cheese was fantastic, especially the whisky cheddar.
There were a couple of short but rather heavy rain storms on the day, but thankfully we managed to scuttle into a marquee before getting soaked each time the heavens opened.
A jazz band greeted visitors once the doors had opened to the general public on the Monday evening.
The fountain in full flow, backlit against a darkening sky.
Bandstand and deckchairs.
In the Plant Heritage marquee.
Getting up close and personal with bugs and plants.
These classical musicians were fabulously entertaining, playing as they cakewalk amongst the crowd and even getting some rock-band style leaps in the air.
The beer tent. We spent some time here.
An early evening view across the lake.
More photos from the 2014 Hampton Court Flower Show:
Inspire and Grow zones – photos
Photos from the 2013 Hampton Court Flower Show:
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 – butterflies, blooms, bumblebees and beautiful colours
The weird and wonderful concept gardens at the 2013 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Roses & Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
More about the 2014 show:
2014 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show official website
2014 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show awards