Hampton is the biggest platform for the RHS grow your own campaign, which has helped over half a million people grow produce. Growing food in recycled household materials, including strawberries in underwear, a garden with edible flowers and major family allotment are some of the highlights.
The RHS is teaming up with the Mayor of London and Rosie Boycott to bring an Edible Spaces with Capital Growth* feature to Hampton to show how everyone can grow food no matter how small their outside space and highlight creative recycling ideas.
For those concerned about the environment, a major new Garden Energy feature, designed by Sarah Eberle, will illustrate climate change from 1950 to 2050, how the garden and environment is affected and ways we can ameliorate this. Wind turbines, bio fuels, and ground source heat pumps provide forward-thinking green energy ideas in wetland, woodland and garden settings.
The worldwide destruction of trees, coping with flash flooding and recycling are further environmental concerns being explored in a new Sustainable Gardens category.
As well as the powerful, must-see ‘green’ features, core to the RHS goal to get children outside gardening, over the family weekend (11-12 July) there are whole bunch of fun activities and things to see to encourage kids to learn and enjoy the
satisfaction that comes with growing plants. For the first time, two children per paying adult can visit Hampton for free.
To find out more about the hottest event in the gardening calendar this summer visit www.rhs.org.uk
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