Floral Lookbook: RHS Hampton Court 2018

Single hollyhock with cream flowers and bold purple eye

A. Alcea rosea ‘Halo Cream’ with foxgloves

Coral coloured agastache with companion flowers

B. Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’ with Scabiosa ‘Barocca’, Agapanthus ‘Navy Blue’ and Achillea ‘Terracotta’

Double pink hollyhock with foxgloves

C. Alcea rosea ‘Apple Blossom’ with foxgloves

White agapanthus with ornamental grass and richly coloured flowers

D. White agapanthus with ornamental grass, achillea, scabiosa, daucus corata and helenium

Foxglove with pale peach flowers, and darker spots

E. Digitalis ‘Dalmation Peach’ with hollyhocks in the background

Flower combination F

F. Agastache ‘Summer Glow’ with Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, achillea, scabious, digitalis parviflora and grasses

Pale pink roses with deep pink rosebuds

H. Rosa ‘Gentle Hermione’ with Rosa ‘Young Lycidas’ buds

Pink achillea with coral coloured hyssop

I. Achillea ‘Pretty Belinda’ with Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’ and Salvia ‘Blue Note’

Slender brown foxglove with colourful flowers

J. Digitalis parviflora with Achillea ‘Terracotta’, Scabiosa ‘Barocca’, Agastache ‘Summer Glow’, Salvia ‘Blue Note’ and grasses

White hollyhock with bold blush stain around a yellow centre

K. Alcea rosea ‘Halo Blush’ with digitalis and cleome

Cream flowers with arching grasses

L. Cream coloured scabiosa with ornamental grass, hyssop, scabious and achillea

Spotted pink foxglove with verbena bonariensis

M. Spotted pink digitalis with verbena bonariensis

It’s hard to beat the RHS Flower Shows when it comes to finding combinations of flowers that make your heart soar. At an event like this, everyone will see many of their personal favourites on display, together with a plentiful supply of new plant varieties and planting ideas.

Here’s my floral lookbook of images of cottage garden style plants, gleaned from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018. I hope I’ve included some of your favourites and that you’ll enjoy the soft, warm and heady colour combinations.

If you’re planning to visit the show, most of these were taken in the Floral Marquee: on the Botanic Nursery display (A,C,E,G,K); on Todd’s Botanics’ display (B,D,F,I,J,L) and on Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants (M). To see David Austin Roses (H) call in at the Festival of Roses Marquee.

48 thoughts on “Floral Lookbook: RHS Hampton Court 2018

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    A plethora of beautiful flowers and colours. Your beautiful photos warm me up, and I definitely need that here on a cold damp winter’s day in Sydney.

    • susurrus says:

      A little whinging can be good for the soul. This would hardly qualify for the 30 second grumbling game, unless you spoke v-e-r-y slowly.

    • susurrus says:

      It’s wonderful to have so much plant material available. I felt afterwards that many of the shots shared a particular style and mood.

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