Hampton Court Palace was the favourite residence of Henry VIII, and to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his ascension to the throne, the Royal Horticultural Society has made the Tudor period a key theme of the 2009 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, sponsored by Rachel’s Organic.

Six different garden designs will also be displayed, each representing one of Henry VIII’s six wives. Designers have been invited to create gardens representing: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Kathryn Parr who were famously “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived!” Each Queen Consort had a very different personality which designers will take as a theme for a small garden measuring 8m x 6m.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt

Ticket hotline: 0844 209 0363

7-8 July, RHS privilege days

9-12 July, public days

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