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I went to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and all I got were these lousy aeoniums

Result! I usually spend the first couple of hours of preview day at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (6-12 July) perusing the show gardens, but this year I decided to throw caution to the wind and head into the floral marquee first. By a great stroke of luck the first thing I saw was [...]

Thou shalt not steal from garden shows

Stealing is wrong. Everybody knows that (well, apart from my four-year old daughter whose trouser pockets are often stuffed full of ‘treasure’ from nursery). In fact pinching stuff is considered so bad that Thou Shalt Not Steal is up there at number 8 in the Top Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:15) as written down by Moses [...]

The future gardens is now

Are you excited about the launch of Future Gardens? I am. After the closure of the short-lived Westonbirt Festival of the Garden (it ran from 2003-2005) there has been much need for a contemporary gardening show in the UK, where designers can let their imaginations run wild. Unlike your typical gardening show, the 12 gardens [...]