Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival to go ahead in July

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will go ahead in July 2021 after its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Royal Horticultural Society also confirmed that the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will also go ahead in July following the news that the Chelsea Flower Show will be moved to September.

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All COVID-19 restrictions in England are set to be scrapped on 21st June 2021 and the world famous gardening charity “hopes to bring the horticultural world together again.”

The Hampton Court Garden Festival takes place at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond upon Thames and features show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions as well as talks and demonstrations. It is the second major national horticultural show after the Chelsea Flower Show but takes a different approach – focusing more on environmental issues as well as growing your own fruit and vegetables.

The first Hampton Court Flower Show was held in July 1990.

Helene Pettit, RHS Director of Gardens and Shows, said, “After months of planning and uncertainty we can’t wait to return to what we do best, putting on our famous RHS Flower Shows for all to enjoy. We have seen a huge increase in people taking up gardening and growing in the last year and so in being able to return to Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park this summer, we hope to bring inspiration and advice for all gardeners and plant lovers as well as a much-needed celebration of Summer.”

More details on the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will be revealed later in March. The RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival will run from 5th-11th July while the Tatton Park Show will run from 21st-25th July.

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