RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has a fantastic reputation for being fun, friendly and full of incredible horticultural displays
The line-up for this year’s Celebrity Theatre at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has been announced, with TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham making his debut at the show.
Chris will be joined by fellow Springwatch presenters Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games, along with a host of other TV personalities including David Domoney, Charlie Dimmock and Justin Fletcher from CBeebies.
The Celebrity Theatre is set in a special marquee overlooking the Palace gardens and boasts a full schedule of talent throughout the show, which takes place from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 July. Visitors can hear from a range of celebrities every day, each talking about their passion for gardening, wildlife and nature, as well as providing tips and expert advice.
Speaking about his involvement, Chris Packham says, “This will be my first time speaking at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and I’m really looking forward to it. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has a fantastic reputation for being fun, friendly and full of incredible horticultural displays, so I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
“I will be talking to people about how to bring a touch of the wild back into our gardens, and all of the tremendous benefits that has both for us and for the environment. Everyone can play a significant role in conservation, just by working in their own gardens, and I’d like to share some tips on how to do that.”
Gardening television presenter David Domoney, who has been involved in the show for many years, comments, “RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the horticultural highlight of my year. There’s so much to see at this huge show as it sprawls across the beautiful palace grounds. There are incredible show gardens, trade stands full of wonderful creations, stunning floral exhibits, and of course a multitude of marvellous plants to buy.
“I will be speaking at the RHS Celebrity Theatre, sharing my best gardening tricks and tips, creative ideas, and stories from my years in the gardening and television world. I’d love to see you there.”
Paula Taylor, RHS Hampton Show Manager, adds, “The Celebrity Theatre is always a highlight at the show with well-known faces in the gardening world including our very own RHS Director of Science Alistair Griffiths addressing a broad spectrum of gardening topics and providing practical guidance on current horticultural trends throughout the week.”
The RHS Celebrity Theatre will again be supported by Everest Home Improvements, which has teamed up with David Domoney to create four separate themed garden displays at the marquee. Three of these have been designed around charities nominated by Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games, with visitors being given an opportunity to vote for their favourite. Each of the charities will receive a donation from Everest following the event, based on the number of visitor votes they collect.
Everest’s Marketing Director, Martin Troughton, says, “We are very proud to be associated once more with this prestigious gardening event and to have the opportunity to support three very exciting and deserving charities. There will be plenty going on in and around the Celebrity Theatre marquee throughout the show, providing ideas and inspiration to help visitors really make the most of their home and garden all year round.”
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About David Domoney:
David Domoney is a seasoned gardening television presenter and currently presents for ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’ and is also the resident gardening presenter for ITV’s ‘This Morning’. David writes a gardening column for every issue for The Sunday Mirror and for Grow Your Own magazine. He is a winner of 29 RHS Medals with two Best In Show category trophies, he sits on the RHS commercial board, and is a Governor at the London Colleges of Horticulture. David’s national campaign ‘Cultivation Street’ is now in its 5th year supporting hundreds of community gardening projects and school gardens up and down the country, and he is the Gardening Ambassador for the charity THRIVE.
You can follow David on Facebook @DavidDomoneyTV, Twitter @daviddomoney, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, where he has a combined audience of over a quarter of a million followers.
About RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4 – 9 July 2017):
To apply for a media accreditation pass and for more information on the show, please visit http://press.rhs.org.uk/RHS-Shows.aspx
3 July Preview Evening, 5 – 10.30pm
4 – 5 July RHS members only
6 – 9 July RHS members and non-members
4 – 8 July 10am – 7.30pm
9 July 10am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4.30pm)
Venue: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Tickets: 0844 995 9664 or www.rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt
RHS show information: www.rhs.org.uk/shows
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