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Wear comfortable shoes, carry plenty of money, and a suitcase on wheels might come in handy if you are visiting Hampton Court this week. The world's largest flower show covers acres, and sells plants and garden tools irresistible to many gardeners. Of all Hampton's offerings, only the conceptual gardens sound a dud. Do I really want to see a garden that mirrors my intestine and my wildly hedonistic diet, and suggests the more natural items I ought to be ingesting? In a word, no. But children or those with a scientific bent might find this fascinating, and that is the excitement of Hampton. Garden-wise, it seems to have everything.

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