We left in good time to get to Hampton Court for around 10:00, traffic was surprisingly light until the very last bit, and then I managed to get a little confused and tried to get in the wrong car park. The man directing traffic spotted that we were in the wrong place and guided us back to where we should have been. In the process. Not only was he friendly and helpful, but he made my cup overflow when he called me "Young Lady", I have never been called that before, I knew this was going to be a good day.
favorite garden in the show only got a Bronze award, I think the award does not reflect the quality of the design, but some small inequalities in the execution. Any gardener would be chuffed to pieces to be able to put something together this good, but for an RHS show anything less than perfection is ruthlessly criticized. Some gardens I loved, some I just didn't get and some were primarily carrying a message