Today one of the most important international flower and garden shows opens just outside London in the grounds of historic Hampton Court Palace. Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, this is a show that is noted world-wide for its innovative garden designs, especially its annual display of show water gardens. This year`s winner of the coveted Tudor Rose Award and a Gold Medal in the Show Water Gardens section is the Dorset Water Lily Company with their garden entitled Hot Springs.
Introducing the garden, the winners say "Hot Springs has been designed and built to illustrate, with our increasingly warm climate, how many semi-tropical and exotic plants can now be grown outdoors in the UK. The greater proportion of plants and trees in this garden originated in the southern hemisphere, brought back to Europe by the explorers, botanists and collectors who ventured to the New World. Looking across a lushly planted pond with its soothing, bubbling water and gentle drifting stream, the onlooker is invited to walk across a rustic bridge to a hideaway on stilts, standing in water. Using plants such as lotus, ferns, cannas, bananas and tree ferns, this exotic garden takes on a semi-tropical atmosphere."
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