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Filming for BBC2 – Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

In the build-up to RHS Hampton we were contacted by BBC Researchers, who wanted to film our exhibit at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as we were first time exhibitors.  On the Wednesday before Press Day we were contacted to be informed that we were going to be filmed on Press Day and that the interview would be with Rachel de Thame, who co-presents the BBC’s annual coverage of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, as part of the Royal Horticultural Society output on BBC Two.

When we arrived at the Showground on Monday morning, keen not to interrupt the Judges, I met the Film crew and Rachel who talked me through that was going to happen and what aspects of the exhibit they wanted to film.  The main theme was to highlight first time exhibitors at the Show, Rachel was keen to talk about the historical context of our National Plant Collection and the fact that parts of fuchsias are edible.

We spent about 50 minutes filming and the crew took various shots of plants and information that they would also use.

The piece, which lasts about 1 minute appeared on episode 2 which was aired on Thursday 7 Jul 2016 at 21:00.

We would like to thank Rachel De Thame and the BBC Film crew.  It was an enjoyable experience and we hope we get an opportunity to do it again in the future.

We have put a selection of photos are on our Facebook page at



Royal Horticultural Society

BBC2 – Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Rachel De Thame (Twitter)