Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Plant of the Year

Digitalis ‘Lemoncello’ from The Botanic Nursery

Peet Burg noticed one special plant in his nursery in 2011 and saved a seed from this; he gradually built up a stock and constantly improved it and has now developed a unique colour and a strong constitution. This is the first time the plant has been made available. Yellow foxgloves of the traditional type are rare in gardens – this new selection offers gardeners a much improved colour and a far longer season of flowering from secondary stems, making it an ideal plant
for colour-schemed planting in sun or shade. A robust, hardy biennial for sun or light shade on average soils. Good in borders or summer tubs.

It has been entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.

Artisan Retreat

Malvern Garden Buildings Ltd, Chippenham
Site Number: AR573

Floral Marquee

Federation of British Bonsai Societies, Swindon
Medal: Gold
Site Number: GPF222

The Botanic Nursery, Melksham
Medal: Silver-Gilt
Site Number: GPG203

Westdale Nurseries, Bradford-on-Avon
Medal: Silver-Gilt
Site Number: GPD152

Flower Arranging

Julia Russett, Marlborough
Category: Flower Arranging 1st Session
Medal: Bronze
Site Number: FA119

Michael Bowyer MBE, Salisbury
Category: Flower Arranging 1st Session
Medal: Bronze
Site Number: FA13

Michael is entered into class C for hanging design within a supplied archway. He has spent time constructing containers from Somerset willow, banana fibre and hessian and has chosen a vibrant array of colours backed by foliage from his garden.


Malvern Garden Buildings Ltd, Chippenham
Site Number: RHW287

Agralan, Swindon
Site Number: EA459

Eco Pond Ltd, Trowbridge
Site Number: EA472

Henchman Ltd, Trowbridge
Site Number: WA318

Horatio’s Garden, Salisbury
Site Number: EA426

Jonathan Loxley, Salisbury
Site Number: PW259

London Stone, Slough
Site Number: CW312

Sarah Raven, Marlborough
Site Number: SW317