The Inghams Working With Nature Garden

Green Thumbs Meet Alpine Charm at Hampton Court Garden Show

The Inghams Working With Nature Garden

We've teamed up with the talented green thumbs of Butler & Parker to bring you The Inghams Working With Nature Garden. Experience this botanical brilliance first-hand at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, where you can see our deep-rooted passion for all things green.


An Alpine Wanderlust Where Holiday Memories Blossom

Join us at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, to experience the beauty of our Working With Nature Garden. It’s no secret that we love the outdoors - our holidays serve as your VIP ticket to Europe’s stunning landscapes and cultural treasures.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

It is precisely this passion that has inspired The Inghams Working With Nature Garden, which draws on the summer holidays spent exploring some of Europe’s most beautiful Alpine valley destinations.

Visit us at stand HC533, where our Inghams staff will be ready to share everything about our garden and the walking holidays that inspired it.

Visit Us and Win

While you’re there, don’t miss the chance to win an unforgettable holiday to Switzerland worth £2,500, in partnership with Swiss Tourism. 

Simply visit our stand HC533 to enter the competition, and you could be the lucky winner of a seed-sational voucher for an Inghams walking holiday in Switzerland.


The Planting

The planting is inspired by the lower valleys of Europe’s Alpine region, so you’ll see a delightful mix of flowering perennials and grasses that are native to these woodlands. The result is a stunning fusion and textures that will allow you to connect to the beauty of nature and great outdoors.

The Inghams Working With Nature Garden

The garden’s design also features the use of natural stone and gravel tracks, creating a harmonious atmosphere. These tracks wind their way through the garden, leading to a serene seating area that offers the perfect opportunity to pause, unwind and bask in the shade provided by the glade-inspired planting.


Uncover the Alpine Wonders in Our Garden

Inghams working with nature garden

Carpinus Betulus (European Hornbeam): This adaptable hedging plant thrives in changing climate conditions, training its bronze leaves throughout the winter months.

Salix (Willow): Planted strategically to create dappled shade, the tree is polarded to maintain a smaller size, and its branches can be pruned and utilised for weaving.

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ (River Birch): Planted to create dappled shade, this plant has a beautiful textured cinnamon coloured bark.

Dryopteris affinis Cristata: A semi-evergreen fern that produces tall arching fronds. This plant thrives in moist, well-drained soil and is native to western and southern Europe.

Achillea Terracotta (Yarrow Terracotta): This tall clump-forming plant has pretty deep yellow flowers and is native to Europe.

Astrantia major ‘star of billion’: Leaves with branches of small green and white flowers. Native to central, eastern and southern Europe and likes moist and well drained soil in sun or part shade.

Dry River Beds & Bio-Swales: These features serve the dual purpose of collecting water and creating temporary streams.

Compacted Gravel Path: A semi–permeable path that allows water to drain through during light rain and directs excess water into bio-swales during heavy rainfall.

Willow Fence: Beautifully crafted to reveal the flowing movement of water and mountain views.

Stone Bench: A comfortable seating area created using reclaimed oak sleepers and Purbeck limestone boulders.


Choosing The Greener Path

We believe in working with nature, not against it. This is why we are determined to take the greener path and become more environmentally friendly. And this commitment is reflected within our garden design.

the inghams working with nature garden

To manage excess water and adapt to changing weather conditions, our innovative garden features a bio-swale. This feature helps manage water effectively while promoting a sustainable and resilient environment.

What is Bio-Swale and How Does it Work?

A bio-swale captures excess water run-off and helps the garden to cope with different periods of wet and dry weather. This cleverly designed feature is dug below the garden surface and includes a drainage pipe. It captures and redirects water runoff, allowing it to be filtered naturally through the soil. As a result, our garden requires less watering and reduces the risk of flooding


Show Information

When: 4th-9th July

Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT9 9AU

Our Stand: HC533

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online here


Win a Holiday to Switzerland

win a holiday to switzerland

Join us at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival for a fantastic opportunity to win a Switzerland holiday worth £2,500, in partnership with Swiss Tourism. To enter this competition, simply visit us on stand HC533 and could be the lucky winner of a seed-sational voucher for an Inghams Walking holiday to Switzerland.

Our Sustainability Journey

We believe in working with nature, not against it. That’s why we’re determined to become more environmentally friendly. Follow us on our sustainability journey as we discover a greener way to travel.

Find Out More



Why Book With Inghams?

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✔️ With over 85 years of experience you can trust us to deliver your perfect holiday.

✔️ You'll have the reassurance and expert guidance of our reps when in resort.

✔️ New: enjoy two guided walks per week in selected resorts*.

✔️Flights from your choice of 15 regional airports, transfers and accommodation are included in your holiday.


Travel With Confidence

When you book with us you can travel with confidence. We've got you covered from the moment you step out of your front door to the moment you return with incredible memories. 

You're in safe hands.


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Terms and Conditions

**Up to two guided walks per week are included in the following resorts: Mayrhofen, Seefeld, Saalbach & HinterglemmChamonixMorzineLimone, Merano, SelvaKranjska GoraGrindelwaldWengen, Zermatt, Funchal and CaniçoAll walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions. 

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