I got there at 10 just as they opened the gates and for a while there was a bit of cloud cover which helped the temperatures but not the flower photography! I took LOADS - about 140 - so these are just a pick! (As I start to write, I dont know how I'm going to choose them...) I had good intentions of making notes of the names of the gardens as I went but that went out the window and the notebook stayed in my bag all day (along with the long zoom lens which just came for the ride!)
I don't know if you saw any of the TV coverage this year so some of these you may recognise. Anyhow, here goes. I'll keep the burble to a minimum!
They've changed the flower pavillion this year, it's one huge marquee now, not 5 linked ones. Loads of purple and blues this year.
Girl guide groups creating great little scenescheck out the title of this one! It's a "real" false leg...
Couldn't resist a fountain! This is in the middle of the Long Water. They've changed the way the jets come out, since last year I am sure.
You can buy such weird things at Hampton Court! These bronzes were actually really great (but way out of my price range!)
They had a series of small gardens based on Shakespeare's comedies, really wish I'd note which ones were which...
And these poor actors were all dressed up performing (I assume, not being a Shakespeare expert) extracts from relevant play in front of each garden.) They must have been sooo hot!
Local schools always enter scarecrows and the theme this year was Shakespeare. Love this "donkey dude"!!
I have had problems with blogger getting the comments where I wanted them, so fingers crossed!
Hope I haven't bored you rigid - there could have been so many more! Please leave me a comment to let me know which is your favourite?