Hampton Court show to have environmental twist

An upcoming flower show is set to focus on sustainability and how the climate impacts gardens.

This years Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will have an environmental flavour to it.

Sarah Eberle has been commissioned to create a Garden Energy feature, showcasing the impact climate change has and will have on horticulture between 1950 and 2050.

The display paints a picture of a progression to a completely dry garden by the year 2050, which could become commonplace if the issue is not addressed.

Attendees at the event will also be able to learn about wind turbines, bio fuels and ground source heat pumps, which could all become part of garden and greenhouse enthusiasts lives in future.

Visitors can find out about water management and energy-supporting crops, as well as porous paving and heat-conserving insulation.

The sustainability theme continues with horticulturalists being taught about growing their own in, composting and bee-keeping.

Meanwhile, the RHS recently revealed its partnership with Alan Titchmarsh had seen 31 schools awarded £500 towards building a new garden or greenhouse as part of a drive to educate kids about growing.