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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Opens

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The summer season of events in London is in full swing, with Pippa Middleton starring as the new endlessly chronicled darling of the British press.

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest of its kind in the world, runs through July 10, and is known to attract London’s social stars along with thousands of gardening aficionados.


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Presented by the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society, the show targets the home gardener eager to learn more.  A 20,000-square-foot “Grow Your Own” edible garden features hops & barley for beer-making, olive trees and a huge spread of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.

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Glossy new varieties of roses will make their debut at the show, including the Rose of Year, “Moment in Time.” Guests can experience an interactive show dedicated entirely to Thailand, and there’s even a “Swinging Sixties” show that celebrates the decade through floral displays.

A worthy stop if you are in England, there are still tickets left for the public show days on through July 10.  Tickets can be purchased through the Royal Horticultural Society.

Guest blogger Annie Fitzsimmons writes about travel.

Photos courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society.


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