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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011: Alice’s Adventures Scarecrows

Local school children were asked to create scarecrows on the theme of Alice's Adventures for this years Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. They were truly wonderful!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hampton Court Flower Show by Jane Young
Hampton Court Flower Show by Jane Young.

There was one part of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show that truly tickled my fancy… the amazing scarecrows put together on the theme of Alice’s Adventures by primary school kids from the South East of England.

RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia GregoryRHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia GregoryHampton Court Flowers by Jane Young
Hampton Court Flowers by Jane Young.

Even though there was a plea for scarecrows to be robustly made to withstand all weather conditions I did feel a bit for them…. some had blown over in the high winds, ailment and they would have to contend with some truly torrential rain.

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Bloody British summers.

RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia GregoryRHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia GregoryRHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia GregoryHampton Court Garden Show Alice in Wonderland Scarecrows by Sam Parr
Hampton Court Garden Show, Alice in Wonderland Scarecrows by Sam Parr.

That said they were an absolutely charming bunch, and a joy for illustrators to recreate. Here’s just a few of what was on display.

RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
Mad cat in RHSHampton Court by Bern O'Donoghue
Mad Cat in RHS Hampton Court by Bern O’Donoghue.

Flower show guests were encouraged to vote on their favourite scarecrow via a ballot box. I don’t know who won, but I reckon there were many potential winners amongst this bunch.

RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Scarecrow by Gareth A Hopkins
RHS Scarecrow by Gareth A Hopkins.

RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS Hampton Court Flower show review 2011-photo by Amelia Gregory
RHS scarecrow by Illustrating Rain
RHS scarecrow by Illustrating Rain.

Don’t forget to check in with my RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show blogs on garden trends and flower trends too!

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