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The artist’s depiction of the ‘Sunburst’ garden from the RHS Hampton Court Show 2022, featuring the Stark & Greensmith decorative metal arch, garden screens, and columns.

RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 2022

Martine Le Gassick

RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 2022

Published: 24th June 2022

This Article was Written by: Martine Le Gassick

  


The Hampton Court Garden Festival takes place every year in early July. Taking place from the 4th to the 5th of July 2022, this annual British flower show is run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Hampton Court Palace. Featuring show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions, demonstrations and a variety of talks, it is one of the most exciting events of the year.

Here at Stark & Greensmith, we will be appearing at the RHS Hampton Court and Palace Garden Festival for the first time since 2018 and we are excited to see you there!

What will you see from Stark & Greensmith at RHS Hampton Court?

We are excited to be part of Hampton Court again this year, and our work is featured in a number of gardens. Most notably, you’ll find Stark & Greensmith in the ‘Sunburst’ garden. It is set to be a showstopping garden with bursts of colour, fun, and theatrical planting. For those who love fun and theatre in a garden setting, this is for you!

At Stark & Greensmith, we have designed a number of laser-cut decorative metalwork elements for the garden, including the ‘Sunburst’ pattern. This pattern is inspired by the reflections and bursts of light created by sunlight sparkling through Flora. We are extremely passionate about design and combining beautiful craftsmanship with high-quality products. The piece includes a decorative metal arch, garden screens, and columns.

We worked with designers Charlie Bloom and Simon Webster on the piece, with arches at the centre of the piece. The arches are placed over the water feature in the garden, with a variety of vibrant plants, flowers, and decorative shrubbery around them. Bursts of colour run throughout the planting area, flowing from electric blues to fiery reds.

The artist’s depiction of the ‘Sunburst’ garden from the RHS Hampton Court Show 2022, featuring the Stark & Greensmith decorative metal arch, garden screens, and columns.

Why we are featuring laser-cut decorative metalwork

Decorative metal arches are becoming increasingly popular and are set to be a summer garden trend 2022. They can be used in a number of different ways, making them an excellent choice in any garden. These decorative sculptures can be used to create structures in your garden or as an archway or entrance into the outdoor space.

At Stark & Greensmith, we are passionate about creating pieces that will last a lifetime. Corten steel is durable, sustainable, and recyclable, making it ideal for use in a British garden. Easy to maintain, you can enjoy your garden throughout the year.

The Corten steel material will arrive at your home in a stylish and contemporary slate grey finish. Over time, it will begin to change, taking on a rich rusted patina shade. You’ll find that the end result looks incredible and creates a warm feel in your garden.

Stark & Greensmith’s previous RHS Hampton Court appearances

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

Our second appearance at RHS Hampton Court Palace was in 2018. As we create bespoke metalwork, we were commissioned to produce a beautiful Corten steel water feature. This was a part of Charlie Bloom’s Silver-Gilt winning show garden titled ‘Brilliance in Bloom’.

Using our Burst decorative metal panel, we featured a gorgeous water feature with carefully hidden pipes and reservoirs. It became a centrepiece in the garden, and working with Charlie Bloom was a pleasure. We are excited to work with Charlie again for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2022.

‘Brilliance in Bloom’ by Charlie Bloom at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018, featuring a bespoke Stark & Greensmith Corten water feature.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017

We first attended RHS Hampton Court in 2017 as part of the Colour Box show garden. This garden was created to break the norm of show gardens, having been created collaboratively and on a small budget, to show just what can be achieved on a limited budget.

The garden featured our Corten panels, with the vibrant colours setting off the planting. There were more than 400 plants in the garden, and you’ll see from the video below just how stunning this garden was! As our first foray into the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, this was an excellent start and one we thoroughly enjoyed!