Surrey Homes | SH57 | July 2019 | Summer supplement inside


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What to do and see near you this month

Tudor rose

From Monday 1 to Sunday 7 July, the

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden

Festival will celebrate summer at its

finest as the picture perfect palace is

filled with colour, garden inspiration

and summery joy. Visitors can

expect a bounty of beautiful blooms,

inspirational garden ideas, expert

talks and workshops, and a shopper’s

paradise of unique trade stands.

On top of the festival’s fresh collection

of genius garden designs, there are loads

of other exciting attractions not to be

missed. Be sure to visit to the Festival of

Roses to explore showstopping displays

of the finest roses you’ve ever seen, get

a pic in Jo Thompson’s stunning rose

garden, take a sweet break in the Roses

Tearoom and see the launch of Sweet

Honey ‘Kormecaso’, 2020’s Rose of the

Year. You can also check out some live

music which will set an upbeat tone with

tunes from Soul Brothers, Brass Funkeys,

The Femmes, Charlotte Campbell and

many more across the Festival stage,

Floating stage, Woodland stage and

Hampton Introducing. Meanwhile the

Edible Eden kitchen garden will be

packed with beautiful and tasty

produce which will be used in

cooking demonstrations and

tastings, and once all that’s

worked up your appetite you

can refuel with a waterside

picnic hamper from Fortnum

& Mason, a sitdown lunch at

Dig In Restaurant or a fivecourse

Wild Garden Banquet

created by Michelin-starred

chef Merlin Labron-Johnson.

Facing Fame

Tuesday 9 July sees ‘John

Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame’,

open at Watts Gallery. This is the

first exhibition in over 40 years to

explore the life, art and travels

of the leading British Orientalist

painter, famous for his detailed

depictions of the Mediterranean

and Middle East. The exhibition

highlights his self-portraits and

hidden likenesses, the complex

relationship he had with his own

success, and the ways in which

his travels informed his selfpresentation.

Kew the


Don’t miss Kew Gardens’

fantastic picnic concerts which

return from Tuesday 9 to Sunday

14 July with performances from

Beverley Knight, Billy Ocean,

Jess Glynne, Jools Holland,

Craig David, Garbage and

Rick Astley.


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