En español | Flower shows are one of the biggest delights of spring and summer and are a perfect excuse to catch some extra rays as well as to get those dust-collecting gardening tools out from the garage. The floral extravaganzas here will inspire everyone from the prize-winning rose grower to the novice seed planter.
It’s no wonder that the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show can boast that it is the largest in the world. Held annually by the Royal Horticultural Society, the show sprawls across more than 34 acres of the Hampton Court Palace grounds, in East Molesey, Surrey, England. This year’s spectacle runs July 2-8, during which time about 140,000 garden enthusiasts will take in the displays of 85 specialty nurseries and see an eye-popping 250,000 flowers. Visitors may meander through a meadow filled with delicate Verbena bonariensis, in stunning shades of purple, and admire designer show gardens including a community garden, a lifestyle garden, a kitchen garden and a landscape garden.