The Floral Marquee, provided by De Boer, is the focal point for the largest flower show in the world, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
De Boer recently built the Floral Marquee, providing 6,750sqm of exhibition space, big enough to cover a football pitch, and this year will feature more than 100 nurseries and growers.
More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the show. “This is the 25th anniversary for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and the Floral Marquee has become an integral part of the showground,” said Nick Henderson-Williams, De Boer’s sales executive. “As visitors enter the showground gates, the Floral Marquee is the first thing they see and its breath-taking size only adds to the excitement of what horticultural wonders it holds inside.”
De Boer uses its signature Jumbo Hall to create the Floral Marquee, which at its tallest is 30-metres high. The structure only took five days to build, allowing exhibitors to get on site as early as possible to build the show gardens – which took up to three weeks to construct.
The showground is divided up into three themed zones: Grow, Feast and Inspire.
The Floral Marquee, part of the Grow zone, gives guests access to award-winning nurseries from the UK and abroad and the opportunity to buy from a large selection of beautiful plants.
David Edwards, head of show operations at RHS, said: “The exhibits in the Floral Marquee are always hotly anticipated by show-goers looking for inspiration. De Boer’s structure, with its specialist mesh panels and ventilation system, ensures that the iconic flower displays remain at their best.”