A host of well-known names gathered for the gala preview evening of this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which officially opens today (9 July 2013).
At the Celebrity Speakers & Catwalk in Bloom Theatre, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, there was a special appearance in the Catwalk in Bloom fashion show from TV actress, Sally Geeson.
Sally originally came to fame in Bless This House, a 1970’s TV home-based sitcom, in which she played the daughter of Sid James, before going on to star alongside him again in some of the Carry On films. She has recently become an ambassador for Anglian Home Improvements, starring in the company’s latest advertising campaign, having previously been a happy Anglian customer.
The Catwalk in Bloom fashion show will be running regularly throughout the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show at the Celebrity Speakers & Catwalk in Bloom Theatre. It features a series of horticultural inspired themes, including the 1940’s, A Day at the Races, Summer Holiday and Red Carpet Paparazzi.
TV gardener David Domoney, official host of the Celebrity Speakers & Catwalk in Bloom Theatre, said “Hampton Court Palace Flower Show celebrates all that’s in fashion with plants but plants have an important influence on fashion too – not only in the pattern of the fabrics but also with the cotton that comes from plants. Hampton is full of plants and energy, and there are lots of hints and tips you can pick up while you’re there. Make sure you pop by and see us at the Celebrity Speakers & Catwalk in Bloom Theatre.”
Anglian is showcasing its elegant new timber orangery at the show, located on stand DD1 at the entrance to the Celebrity Speakers & Catwalk in Bloom Theatre. Personalities appearing in the Theatre over the course of the show (9-14 July) include John Craven, Kate Humble, Tim Wonnacott, Linda Barker, Bill Oddie and David Domoney, who will each host sessions talking about their love of the outdoors and their own gardens.
Between the fashion shows and celebrity speakers, you can watch Anglian Ambassadors David Domoney and Sally Geeson chat about their plans for the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on the TV screens inside the orangery. And don’t miss out on your chance to win £1,000 in the Great British Butterfly Hunt free prize draw. It’s simple to enter – just spot the six beautiful butterflies on the Anglian stand, then fill in the entry form for a chance to win.
A regular exhibitor at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Anglian Home Improvements is the UK’s biggest double glazing window, door and conservatory specialist. With almost 50 years’ experience, Anglian offers an extensive range of home improvement products, including double glazing windows and doors, Rooftrim, conservatories, orangeries, driveways, solar products and garage conversions. For further information visit anglianhome.co.uk.
Notes to Editors
About Anglian Home Improvements:
Established in 1966, Anglian Home Improvements is the UK’s leading home improvements company, responsible for the employment of 4500 people. With almost 50 years’ experience of providing uPVC double-glazing windows, Anglian ensures it is ahead of the competition with a continuing research and development programme. Anglian offers an extensive range of home improvement products, including double glazing windows and doors, conservatories, orangeries, solar products, garage conversions and Rooftrim.
About Sally Geeson:
Sally Geeson came to fame in Bless This House a 1970’s TV home-based sitcom. The popular show was a massive ratings success, attracting millions of viewers and running for 72 episodes (1971-76). Sally is currently starring in a major national TV advertising campaign for Anglian Home Improvements. She is a happy Anglian customer who purchased product before later agreeing to become the company’s brand ambassador.
About David Domoney
David Domoney is co-presenting with Alan Titchmarsh the highest viewing garden television show in Britain today. ITV1’s Love Your Garden peaked with 4.6million viewers and has re-commissioned for a new series for 2013. He has also has been the resident gardener on ITV’s This Morning, 60 Minute Makeover & Channel 5’s Garden ER series and is Garden columnist for the Sunday People Newspaper. Winner of 27 RHS Medals and two Best in Show category trophies, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture & non exec Director for the RHS commercial board.
For further information please contact:
Melanie McDonald at Anglian Home Improvements
Jacqui Green at JGMPR
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