Formal Garden, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey | Photo: Christine Matthews
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 this has both for us and for the environment. Everyone can play a significant role in conservation.”
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.”