RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The 'Essence of Australia' Garden - awarded Best Show Garden

Don't miss the 'Essence of Australia Garden' at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, awarded 'Best Show Garden'.

Designed by renowned international landscape designer Jim Fogarty, the garden celebrates Victoria and the Northern Territory as two key travel destinations when visiting Australia. Explore the garden and plan your own metaphoric journey from the comforts of cosmopolitan Melbourne to the brilliant natural wonders and landscapes of the Northern Territory.

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is on between 8 and 13 July 2014.

The Essence of Australia Garden is proudly presented by Qantas, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Northern Territory and Trailfinders.


The 'Essence of Australia' Garden boasts 15 endemic species including desert-based plants and those that are grown by the coast. Visitors can enjoy seeing the Northern Territory's floral emblem, the Sturt's Desert Pea, which is accustomed to desert like conditions, alongside the coast banksias, which are grown by the coast in Victoria. All the plant species on show are the types of plants that you could expect to see when visiting Victoria or the Northern Territory.

Following the 'Rainbow Serpent' deck, inspired by the iconic aboriginal dreamtime creature often seen in aboriginal art, encourages visitors to explore beyond the sanctuary of the cities, from the regional experiences of Victoria to the natural wonders of inland Australia and the Northern Territory.

Although evoking the relaxed feel of Australia and Australian's love of outdoor living, this garden aims to appeal to the stylish, discerning traveller who appreciates quality, loves homes and gardens and appreciates interesting and diverse culture and all that comes with it, including good food and wine that will be on offer during show week.

Find out more information about Australian plants:

Go behind the scenes with 'Essence of Australia' garden designer Jim Fogarty.

Watch our short video to find out just what goes in to bringing a piece of Australia to the UK for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Discover another Australia with these great Qantas deals on offer, and experience the excitement of Melbourne and natural wonders of Victoria and the Northern Territory for yourself.