Cacti in the Floral Marquee at RHS Hampton

I have done my Floral Marquee round up in an earlier post, but I wanted to make special mention of Craig House Cacti‘s stand as it was my absolute favourite. They won a Gold award for their display and helpfully wrote down the name of the Consolea Falcata that I rather liked for me to order later on their website (carting around bags and cameras is not conductive to delicate plant buying!) and their online range looks to be rather extensive.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 – Floral Marquee

We were so lucky.  So so lucky.  We went to our first Hampton Court Flower Show this year and amidst weeks and weeks of rain, the sun shone. It was glorious and sweltering and I was rather inappropriately dressed (work dress, incl. black 60 denier which I laddered – hot!).  Fortunately for me, we found a beer tent upon entry and I had packed sunglasses.

As newbies we were mystified by many things, number one being the countless people pulling along their purchases with box carts – after an entire afternoon on site we were still none the wiser as to where people were purchasing these things.  Also the Plant Heritage Marquee completely passed me by and we missed a number of show gardens.  Amateurs.  But anyway, I loved it.  We took an awful lot of photos.  Here are the best of the floral marquee.