Hot on the heels of the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show, this high-summer event takes place over 34 acres in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace and features world-class gardens as well as marquees showcasing work by some of the country's leading designers and nurseries. There are many opportunities to buy plants (especially at the final-day sale on Sunday), fresh produce and gardening equipment.
The event celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, and a special 30m by 30m hedge maze will be installed to help celebrate. There'll also be a giant floral birthday cake. A new Feast zone will focus on edible exhibits and will host food experts such as Rachel Allen, Greg Wallace and Thane Prince in its Cookery Theatre. Younger visitors can follow a trail to admire all 35 of the scarecrow competition entries.
The first two days of the show (June 30 & July 1) are reserved for RHS members. The show is open to everyone July 2-5 with the sell off beginning at 4.30pm on Sunday July 5.