This pretty much sums up how I felt when I left the
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on Thursday.
It was huge..33 acres worth!
It was hot..28C
It was mind boggling...so much to see!
It was fun!
Did I mention that it is the largest annual flower show in the world? Should I have thought to note that little fact before I tottered off? Yes! The theme this year was Shakespearean with the addition of Girlguiding UK centenary celebrations. This was a family flower show. It was hands on for the kids..there were many wonderful exhibits all done by local schools and organisations.
The displays were impressive. Everyone shopped here. You had to look up, down and all around to make sure you did not collide with people, plants or gardening trolleys. My hat goes off to the English shoppers...they have the best devices for shopping around London streets and showgrounds! So..how did I view the 2010 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show? I did my usual, I wondered, I pondered, I took photos of what interested me. They all go into a memory file. It is growing in leaps and bounds.....
Walking thru the grounds of Hampton Court Palace
to get to the Flower Show.
Here is what caught my eye...
By this point, I looked over yonder and thought it was time to call it a day.
After all, there is next year too....
So off I went, with the crowds...
and it wasn't long before I looked at this...
and happily and tiredly went in search of a quiet moment or two for myself.
Lucky for me...this bench was calling my name :)
What a day, what a show!