Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Gardens of South East England
Designed for Garden Writers Association June 27-July 6th, 2004



June 27 London sightseeing
June 28 Beth Chatto, garden of Alex Pankhurst, Place For Plants, Flatford Mill and Constable Country & East of England Tourist Board
June 29 Thompson & Morgan, Garden Writers Region 7 Meeting & tour of the Guildhall
June 30 Notcutts, Sutton Hoo, Christchurch Mansion & local pub
July 1 Blooms of Bressingham & local pub
July 2 RHS Hyde Hall, Glen Chantry & presentation by Michael Warren
July 3 The Old Vicarage & Blickling Hall
July 4 Hadpsen Garden
July 5 Press Day at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
July 6 Group

July 2
After breakfast we boarded our coach for RHS Hyde Hall - a beautiful garden high on a hill, that just gets better and better each time I see it. Janet met our coach, sat us all down for tea and biscuits because it was raining and by the time we were finished, it had stopped raining. As you can see, Larry (the blueberry) still had his cover on but did take it off later.

They toured us around the garden, hitting on everything plus things I hadn't seen on previous trips, then gave us free time until lunch. I had Lorraine hold the Gunnera leaf down so you could see just how big it was.

Then after a delicious lunch we headed to Glen Chantry, a beautiful garden created by Sue and Wol Staines. To say they work hard at this garden is an understatement. It was in wonderful shape. The garden center was magical with all the plants in bloom.

After dinner this evening Michael Warren did a presentation on 'Through the Year with a Horticultural Photographer' which was enjoyed by all.




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