Roses & Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

There was a fine collection of roses and artistic floral arrangements to be seen in the Roses & Floristry Vintage Festival in the Escape Zone at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

The 1950s-themed festival included talks by rose experts, displays from specialist growers and the official launch of Rose of the Year 2014 – Lady Marmalade (‘Hartiger’), from Harkness Roses (as pictured above).

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

In keeping with the retro theme, talks and demonstrations took place on the platform of the theatre’s 1950s-themed railway station.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

A vintage floral dinner!

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Vintage ladies.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Display by Merrist Wood College.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

This vintage living room display by the City Of Bath college was by far my favourite. It was wonderfully imaginative.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Applying the finishing touches before the clipboard-wielding judges came around on their rounds.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

‘Rock around the clock’ by Writtle College.

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Loved the station!

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

Roses and Floristry Vintage Festival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, London, Monday 8th July 2013

I’ll be posting more photos from the rest of the show later.

[Flower Show website]