Hampton Court Flower Show 2016

The picnic and Pimms is packed, the suncream applied, camera fully charged and we are ready to go!

Every year my Mum, her friend Val and I visit the biggest flower show in the world, at Hampton Court Palace. Nobody else is allowed to come with us, because nobody else has the stamina we do. We arrive before the gates open, and are usually one of the last to leave!

It is the highlight of our year, and Val even said it was better than Christmas Day -  that is how excited we are to go. They are both very keen gardeners and I am obviously there to soak up and capture the beauty of the flowers and gardens.

Here are a selection of some of my images from last week.

In love with Chandrika Thomas' visual merchandising style on her luxury fragrance stand in the Country Living Marquee.

My favourite garden of them all was The Lavender Garden sponsored by Shropshire Lavender, with a real copper still. Designed by the very talented Paula Napper, Sara Warren & Donna King and built by Burnham Landscaping & The Landscape Consultants Ltd.

And of course I had to shoot the garden which shares a name with me, Katie's Garden, sponsored by Katie's Lymphoedema Fund. Beautifully designed by Carolyn Dunster and Noemi Mercurelli and built by Frogheath Landscapes.