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Measuring the marigolds

Bristol Zoo hold our first dispersed National Plant Collection which they brought this year to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Each flower on the map represents a community group or school which has contributed to the Collection of Calendula.  There … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Harry’s Castle

Like any young man worth his salt a pile of ‘sand’ needs to be climbed. But Harry Baldwin, a 22 year old trainee on placement with the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, is not planning to build a castle and surround it … Continue reading

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2013 Hampton Court Roundup

Twelve hour days in the heat we had during the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show were not conducive to coming home and sitting in front of a screen editing photographs and writing posts for our blog.  A little late – but here is … Continue reading

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The Goldilocks principle

With so much knowledge and a desire to share it with visitors it is sometimes difficult for an exhibitor to decide how much information to put into a display;  too much and it is overwhelming and rarely all read, too … Continue reading

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Semaphore

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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