The 25th anniversary of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has been blessed with a run of warm sunshine to greet visitors this week. Running until Sunday 5th July, the show is set in the ground of the royal palace adjacent to the River Thames as it makes it way through East Molesey in Surrey.
Designed by Jean Wardrop and Alexandra Stevenson, the Yardley London Perennial Garden brings together a partnership between English fragrance house Yardley London and the gardening charity, Perennial. The garden is based on a publication from the 1840s, ‘Instructions in Gardening for Ladies’, written by Jane Loudon.
Perennial spokesperson Anita Bates, commented:
“This garden helps highlight our heritage as a charity that grew from Britain’s great gardens to look after people who tended them. Even though some sectors of the horticulture industry are traditionally male dominated, in other areas such as garden design, there are huge numbers of extremely talented women.”