Chelsea Flower Show 2019

It’s the greatest flower show in Earth and Wiltshire companies showcased their best.

In the Great Pavilion

The Botanic Nursery, founded in 1976 by Terry and Mary Baker, exhibited their stunning collection of plants including plenty of digitalis (foxgloves). Terry holds the National Collection of digitalis so the nursery has the widest range of foxgloves in the British Isles.

The company is based in Atworth.

The Botanic Nursery
The Botanic Nursery

Westdale Nurseries are a family run award-winning plant nursery in Bradford on Avon, specialising in the cultivation of bougainvilleas and their display was particularly eye-catching.

The Botanic Nursery were awarded Gold and Westdale Nurseries a silver.

Playhouses on Main Avenue

Salisbury businesses helped create a display by garden designer Sarah Eberle and Stockbridge-based Wallgarden, who make bespoke playhouses and children’s furniture.

Sarah Eberle
Sarah Eberle

They showed two playhouses on Main Avenue – The London Shop and Hampshire Cottage.

The London Shop playhouse showed a period shopfront, based on jewellery company Pragnell and their showroom on Mount Street, Mayfair. The garden featured jewel-like colours.

The Hampshire Cottage playhouse focused on the rural idyll. It featured a large play kitchen, complete with miniature AGA and the garden featured plants that can be used in the playhouse kitchen.

Both of the buildings and garden were lit by Chelsea-based John Cullen lighting.

Salisbury businesses who worked on the project were R Moulding & Co, Signs in Motion, Chris Snell Roofing Specialist and local reclamation yards.


Tradestands at the 2019 show were:

Agralan, Henchman, Horatio’s Garden, Sam Brown and Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden Ltd.