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Jean Vernon

Jean Vernon Garden Writer/Feature Writer West Country

  • Date Joined: 01 Jul 2008

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Botham bowls into Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Posted by Jean Vernon on 07 Jul 2008 at 03:30 PM



Well known for his love of the outdoors, Sir Ian Botham pitched up to the rainy flower show this afternoon to support a Yorkshire Business. His vantage point for the afternoon was a capacious wicker effect giant ball complete with comfy cushions and room enough for two. He looked suitably at home in the Nest from Ampersand Lifestyle Garden Furniture, and confessed that he might actually invest in one for his garden at home. 

 

Not actually a gardener himself, Sir Ian attributed the beauty of his own garden to the hard work of his wife. "Gardening is important to my wife, it's her passion and she has done a remarkable job. I'm partially colour blind and I'm not good at distinguishing plants from weeds so I tend to keep out for the garden," he confessed.
Afternoon tea, in true cricket style, consisted of Black Sheep Ale and Debbie & Andrews sausages.

 

Comments

whatever said:

We'd love to see Sir Ian's gardens, contributions, and more. We'd like to take the boat ride up the river to Hampton Court Palace. We are having a bit of difficulty finding any info about the boat ride: Where does it leave from? How much does it cost? How long does it take? What is the schedule for the boats?

If there is a website that answers these questions, we would be delighted if someone would post it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks!!!

on 07 Jul 2008 at 05:05 PM

whatever said:

Again, we are trying to find instructions on how to get to the Hampton Court flower show by boat---as promised in the show's brochure....

Are there boats? What is the schedule? How long would the trip take? How much does it cost? Where do the boats leave from?

on 07 Jul 2008 at 05:08 PM

whatever said:

Again, we are trying to find instructions on how to get to the Hampton Court flower show by boat---as promised in the show's brochure....

Are there boats? What is the schedule? How long would the trip take? How much does it cost? Where do the boats leave from? Thanks for your help!

on 07 Jul 2008 at 05:09 PM

Geoff Hodge said:

You can find all the details on how tro get to the show - including the ferry information here: www.rhs.org.uk/.../plan.asp

on 07 Jul 2008 at 08:06 PM