The Gardens are now closed to the public for 2023, and will reopen on the 12th Feb 2024.

This week saw the RHS Flower show at Hampton Court.

The standard, variety and overall excellence of the vast exhibitors’ marquee at Hampton Court is amazing. Far less hassle, pomposity and bossiness than at Chelsea and exhibitors are here to make money selling real plants rather than (as at Chelsea) to act as unpaid garden advisers for the visitors.

The Caerhays Podocarpus stand had many rare plants on it. A few are pictured here. We won a silver medal for the stand. It was nick-named ‘Bechers Brook’ after the famous Grand National fence.