Anglian at Hampton Court Flower Show
Anglian Home Improvements has been awarded a 4 Star Tradestand Award – the highest accolade available – for its stand at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which can be found within the RHS Celebrity Theatre Marquee.
The UK’s leading home improvements company is showcasing a stunning timber orangery with timber bi-fold doors as part of its display, while a variety of its stylish and energy efficient windows and doors are on show on the adjoining stand.
One of the highlights of this year’s Anglian Home Improvements stand has been its eye-catching new Laura Ashley Decorative Glass Collection, created thanks to a collaboration between the two longstanding British brands. Caroline Mills, Head of Marketing Communications at Anglian Home Improvements, said, “We are delighted to have won this award and been recognised by the RHS for having an outstanding presentation at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Along with the structure of our stand space, I’m sure the judges will have enjoyed the many horticultural influences that have been incorporated throughout, including the Laura Ashley Decorative Glass floral designs, the colourful window boxes and hanging baskets, and the beautiful floral displays around the orangery.”
Mark Chester, Commercial & Technical Director for Identity said “As a long standing client, Anglian Home Improvements always challenge us with stand concepts and venues and this was no exception. We are incredibly proud of the whole team who delivered on every level, from the initial design concepts that we presented, through the construction phase in 35C heat to the award winning completed project that will be visited by 130,000 people over the course of the show.”
Hampton Court Palace Flower show is celebrating its 25th year this year – The show was first held in 1990 and created by Historic Royal Palaces and Network Southeast. In 1992 Network Southeast announced that it was withdrawing its subsidy, and the RHS was the successful bidder to take the show over. The first RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was held in 1993, and it has gone on to become the world’s largest flower show.
Did you know…
• It takes three weeks to build a show garden & two weeks to build a small garden – but they’re dismantled in just three days.
• An average of 130,000 people attend the show every year.
• The Floral Marquee is 6,750 square metres, big enough to fit an FA football pitch, it will feature more than 100 nurseries and growers in 2015.
• The British Rose Festival was introduced in the second show, in 1991.
• There are seven exhibitors that have taken part in every show since 1990: Blackmore & Langdon, The Botanic Nursery, Fibrex Nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Southfield Nursery, Squires Garden Centre and WS Warmenhoven.
During show week, visitors consume:
• 48,501 cups of fair-trade tea and coffee
• 15,029 rounds of sandwiches and 1,500 baguettes
• 14,274 glasses of Pimm’s
• 14,868 glasses of champagne
• 5,598 flower pot muffins
• 4,357 slices of cake