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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012


By naoto


I’d prefer Hampton rather than Chelsea – it’s more relaxed and not as busy as Chelsea, and what’s more, you can buy plants there (I don’t know why but I couldn’t buy plants at Chelsea last year).

Here are some pictures I took at Hampton. I also posted a video at YouTube ( ) – please take a look if you have time!


(Added on 09.07.2012)

Ah….this is the only thing I purchased on the day there – a “Venetian Mask” wall plaque which is made of bonded marble and cement.

It’s not 100% mable (even if so, I couldn’t have afforded it anyway) and I know this kind of stuff is not everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s nice made and very detailed. Now he’s on the garden wall…..

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what lovely photos thank you naoto, and the video is fabulous, gives a great overview of the show, doesnt look too crowded either

7 Jul, 2012


Amazing photos Great quality!!

7 Jul, 2012


I went to Chelsea this year and enjoyed it and your photos and video make me wish that I had gone to Hampton Court too. Looks really good. I also thought that the BBC programmes on Hampton Court were much better then their Chelsea coverage. Must put it in my diary for next year.

7 Jul, 2012


i missed the hampton court programs, will look on iplayer ~ were they good?

7 Jul, 2012


Lovely pics, i am going tomorrow!

Sticky they were good!

7 Jul, 2012


thanks booboo, enjoy tomorrow!

7 Jul, 2012


Looks lovely, Naoto - glad you enjoyed it. Will look at your link to Youtube. Thank you for doing that.
Have fun tomorrow, Booboos; hope you get some decent weather.

7 Jul, 2012


Thanks Naoto, great photos

8 Jul, 2012


I am about to invest in a new camera. Your photos are always brilliant so may I ask which camera you use?

8 Jul, 2012


Pleased you enjoyed it, lovely photo`s, thankyou for sharing...

8 Jul, 2012


Thank you for your warmest comments! The weather wasn't nice (we were hit by some shower) but I'll definitely go back to Hampton again next year - not Chelsea! ;-)

We also did "BYO" thingy (which was allowed) so that we didn't have to buy expensive snacks and drinks in the venue.

Mine is Olympus PEN E-PL1 but this camera has now become obsolete, so the latest model should be E-PL3.

9 Jul, 2012


Fantastic pictures:)

10 Jul, 2012



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