Hampton Court Palace Will Be Filled With Glorious Flower Displays On Mother's Day Weekend

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Hampton Court Palace Will Be Filled With Glorious Flower Displays On Mother's Day Weekend
Highlights of Florimania include a heraldic lion made of woven willow. Image: Historic Royal Palaces

As well as buying your mum flowers this Mother's Day, why not take her to see some too.

Florimania returns to Hampton Court Palace from 20-22 March, filling the King's State Apartments with spring scents and picturesque flower displays.

This year, arrangements are inspired by the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold. That was where Henry VIII met François I of France near Calais for a grand European festival to help better relations between England and France. Highlights of the displays include a heraldic lion made of woven willow sat beside the King's Staircase, and huge arches lining the stone corridors, with arrangements in green and white―the colours of Henry VIII.

This yera's event is inspired by the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Image: Hampton Court Palace

You can listen to experts from the Royal School of Needlework, as they share their knowledge of goldwork, and watch as specialists from the National Association for Flower Arranging Societies take part in floral demonstrations. Both activities take place each day of Florimania during the afternoon in the Stone Room in William III's apartments.

More beautiful blooms await in the Privy Garden, and for the little ones, there's a steam-breathing dragon in the Magic Garden.

The King's Staircase will be made even more beautiful. Image: Hampton Court Palace

Florimania, Hampton Court Palace, 20-22 March, admission included in usual palace entry prices.

Last Updated 04 March 2020