Gardeners’ World 2022 episode 17: This week, in a special programme, Gardeners’ World comes from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Adam Frost, Carol Klein and Joe Swift reveal the highlights of the show gardens, meet the designers and growers and share the season’s must-have flowers and plants on display at the biggest flower show in the world. Plus a catch-up with Gardeners’ World presenter Sue Kent, who has designed and created her first ever show garden.
Across the country `Gardeners’ World’ presenters, from their own gardens and homes, give advice and share their knowledge to enable people to get the most out of their gardens. For further inspiration, professionals, horticulturists and hobby gardeners provide fellow green-fingered enthusiasts with useful tips and suggestions, no matter the size of garden or level of expertise. Whether it is creating depth in a small, backyard garden or how to make the most of the latest spinach crop with homemade pesto, presenters prove that the possibilities are endless for any gardener and garden.
Gardeners’ World 2022 episode 17
Amongst the sprawling grounds of the iconic Hampton Court Palace, you’ll find a summer festival like no other. Dive into a world of colourful garden inspiration, fabulous floristry and unique plant shopping from the UK’s finest growers. With an extensive talks and demos timetable full of famous faces, this buzzing summer’s day out is the place to be for all those looking for ideas, advice and insight into the gardening world’s most topical themes. Perfect the experience with some top notch shopping, a waterside picnic and live music, complimenting this great gardening day out.
The Hampton Court Garden Festival (formerly The Hampton Court Flower Show) is an annual British flower show, held in early July. The show is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at Hampton Court Palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The show features show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions, talks and demonstrations. Erected on the north and south sides of the Long Water in Hampton Court Park, it is the second major national show after the Chelsea Flower Show but has a different character, focusing more on environmental issues, growing your own food and vegetables and cookery, as well as selling gardening accessories, plants and flowers.
The original Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was the brainchild of the management consultant Adrian Boyd, who saw an opportunity to connect two organisations facing times of uncertainty in a joint venture. The Department of the Environment had been dismembered in the 1980s, and one of the cuttings was Historic Royal Palaces, which found itself looking for ways of increasing revenue and attracting a larger audience. Similarly, Network SouthEast, one of the temporary aggregations thrown up by the pre-privatisation of British Rail, was looking for ways of making its rail services more profitable.
Boyd’s idea was that Network SouthEast should sponsor a flower show at Hampton Court, and provide the public transport to Hampton Court railway station. At the time the RHS Shows Department was working on four new events for 1993, in Birmingham, Harrogate, Wembley, and Glasgow.