Harry’s Hillier Garden

From a pile of earth to a 50s garden in three days. Harry used Hillier introductions and popular plants sold by Hilliers to recreate Sir Harold Hillier's garden. The layout and some of the planting is fairly traditional updated with some modern combinations of colours blending into each other. Cotinus 'Candy Floss' one of two new introductions of …

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Outside our Plant Heritage marquee we have a great collection of speakers doing demonstrations and passing on their skills and knowledge.  To start off the day we had Selina Botham, designer of our Silver-Gilt medal winning central feature, talking about how to plant up a pot for all year interest. "So Selina how do you …

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Press day

Open for business and looking forward to greeting the public tomorrow.  A few photographs from today's opening of our marquee by Sophie, Countess of Wessex. It's going to be hot for the whole week, so it should be a splendid show.


National Collection Holders and volunteers came together this week with staff from Plant Heritage and the RHS to continue planning the 2013 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  The RHS are revamping the show creating three zones so that visitors can focus more easily on their interests.  So we are on the move again and will be …

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Some of the ‘Gems of the Scheme’… plans for PH marquee at HCPFS 2013

Images taken during a recent visit to Leeds City Council Parks and Gardens – holders of 11 National Collections. We were all stunned by the Solenostemon (Coleus) Collection in their greenhouses – in particular the Solenostemon ‘Kiwi Fern’ caught our eye.  The gardeners Dean, Mark and Thomas gave us a tour around the gardens and the …

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