Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2024: All the details

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2024: All the detailsRHS / Neil Hepworth

Hot on the heels of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is only a few weeks away, running from 2nd – 7th July 2024. There are plenty of gardens, exhibits, talks and workshops to enjoy over the course of the week, so whether you’ve just started gardening and are looking for inspiration, or you're a longtime plant enthusiast, the famous flower show – which is the largest in the world – is a must-visit.

Set within the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace, there’s plenty to see and enjoy at the relaxed festival, which is still famously known as the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show despite being renamed in 2019. From impressive Show Gardens to the must-see Floral Marquee, there'll be lots of inspiration and take-home ideas, alongside shopping, food and entertainment.

RHS Hampton has been identified as one of the Shows that will be changing its frequency in the near future. While it will go ahead as planned in 2024 and 2025, from 2026 it will become a biennial festival (occurring once every two years). Read more: Big changes to RHS flower shows.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about RHS Hampton 2024, including ticket details, dates, and the gardens to keep an eye out for.

When does Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2024 start?

The show officially opens to the public on 2nd July 2024. The opening and closing times are as follows:

  • Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 10am – 6.30pm (members only)

  • Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th July 2024, 10am – 6.30pm (closing at 5.30pm on Sunday)

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RHS / Oliver Dixon

How much are tickets?

Tickets are now on sale via rhs.org.uk. Ticket prices start at £25.85 for members or £30.85 for the general public. You can join the RHS today to access a special members' discount and a lot of other perks to enjoy throughout the year.


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The Floral MarqueeRHS / Neil Hepworth

What gardens will be on display?

There are four garden categories at RHS Hampton. Take a look at the full line-up:

Feature Gardens

Tthe Feature Gardens at RHS Hampton are not judged. These large plots offer the perfect platform to reinforce wider messages or campaigns – from mental health to community spirit and sustainability – on behalf of the RHS.

  • RHS Adventure Within Garden, designed by Freddie Strickland

  • RHS Britain in Bloom 60th Anniversary: Gardening for People and Planet, designed by Jon and James Wheatley

  • RHS Peat-Free Garden, designed by Arit Anderson

  • RHS Money Saving Garden, designed by Anya Lautenbach and Jamie Butterworth

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The Money Saving GardenRHS

Show Gardens

With an open theme, the Show Gardens category allows talented designers to create a feast for the eyes, showcasing creativity and innovation.

  • Bond Landscape Design: Match Point, designed by Oliver Bond

  • Exodus Adventure Travels: The Sounds of Adventure Garden, designed by Nic Howard

  • Lancaster’s Garden of Renewal, Nature’s Embrace, designed by Giada Francois

  • Oregon Garden, designed by Sadie May Stowell

  • The Explore Charleston Garden, designed by Sadie May Stowell

  • The Lion King Anniversary Garden, designed by Juliet Sargeant

  • The Way Of Saint James, Nilufer Danis

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Bond Landscape Design Match Point, designed by Oliver BondRHS / Oliver Bond

Get Started Gardens

The Get Started Gardens category aims to inspire anyone new to gardening. It's full of simple, low-cost and achievable ideas.

  • A Four Season Sanctuary, designed by Tim Jennings

  • Moss Magic Garden, designed by Bea Tann

  • The Climate-Forward Garden, designed by Melanie Hick

  • The Making Sense Garden, designed by Flora Scouarnec and Victoria Pease-Cox

  • The Mediterraneo Garden, designed by Katerina Kantalis

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The Climate-Forward Garden, designed by Melanie HickMelanie Hick

Pocket Planting

Pocket Planting, supported by Hortus Loci, is a planting design category showcasing resilient pockets (beds). The category is open to those who are currently studying or have graduated from a horticultural-based course within the last five years. Successful applicants are awarded a grant from the RHS and will receive mentorship from award-winning garden designer Tom Massey.

  • Buglife: The B–Lines Garden, designed by Hayley Herridge

  • Our Forgotten Neighbours: Growing Resilience with Food Forests, designed by Marina Lindl

  • Strive and Thrive, designed by Ssh Scapes

  • The Edible Garden at Berkeley Castle, designed by Becky Box

  • The Moonshadow Moth Garden, designed by Sarah Mayfield

  • The Ripple Effect Raingarden, designed by Sarah Cotterill, Wild Atlantic Gardens

  • University of Sheffield: Beautifully Stressed Garden, designed by Xun Xie, Jingwen Liu, Andrew McMaster, Awika Butnark

  • Wild Child Cornwall, designed by Victoria Jane Cucknell

  • Winds of Change, designed by James Miller, Marko Yau and Saachi Parasrampuria

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Pocket Planting returns for 2024. Last year, the theme was sensory beds. Pictured here: Sensory Pocket Planting designed by MHLK CollectiveRHS / Sarah Cuttle

More RHS Hampton 2024 highlights

Stop by the RHS Allotment for a great showcase of community gardening. Local communities will showcase their grow your own skills on small plots and you can find out more about their story and the people behind it, plus, how you too can get involved in a local gardening project.

2024 marks 60 years of Britain in Bloom and there will be a special floral tribute to celebrate the nationwide gardening competition. With the theme for the milestone year being ‘friendship’, it will no doubt be a special installation.

In the same way the Great Pavilion is the crown jewel at Chelsea Flower Show, the Floral Marquee is the highlight of RHS Hampton. A must-visit for flower lovers, over 90 nurseries will fill the space with beautiful plants and flowers.

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RHS / Neil Hepworth

Elsewhere, in the Potting Shed, Martin Fish will be hosting an informative talk with plenty of expert advice from fellow growers. Some of the biggest names in gardening will also be taking to the Get Growing Festival Stage, in partnership with Cunard.

Last but not least, immerse yourself in the beauty of colourful and fragranced roses at the Festival of Roses, where you can marvel at these beautiful blooms up close.

Where is the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2024 held?

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The Long Water at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden FestivalRHS / Sarah Cuttle

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is held in the palace grounds.

Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.

Visit rhs.org.uk for more information.

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