Hillier announces new plant introductions for the Spring Fair

Hillier has announced the introduction of four new additions to its nurseries in 2023, some of which will be exclusive to Hillier Garden Centres.

This year’s selection is a beautiful mixture of flowering and foliage plants suitable for garden beds and planters and includes:

  • Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’ collection,
  • Lavandula x intermedia ‘Exceptional’
  • Cordyline ‘Magic Star’
  • Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’

All four will launch at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, where Hillier are headline partner. Visitors will see be able to see the plants in situ, incorporated into the Hillier Experience garden feature, and buy them from Hillier’s shop, situated alongside the garden.

Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’
Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’ collection
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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Exceptional’

The Erysimum ‘Colour Vibe’ collections are available in red and orange and are the first two colours to be exclusively launched by Hillier this year. Chosen for their bright hues and large flowers, these hardy plants are a statement piece, perfect for garden beds and patio planters. Erysimum bloom from March to early summer and can be grown in either full sun or light shade.

Developed at Hillier Nurseries, and exclusively launched this spring, Lavandula x intermedia ‘Exceptional’ is an easy-to-grow, drought-resistant plant with wonderful silver foliage and a rich aroma that attracts a range of pollinators. Ideal for low hedges, mixed borders or patio containers, this unique hybrid is a hardy plant, that holds its silver foliage making it attractive all winter long. Its prolific flowering and strong upright stems bearing pure white flowers complement Echinacea and Alliums which add colour and height.

Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’ 350x350
Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’
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Cordyline ‘Magic Star’

Launched for the first time in the UK, the unusual Cordyline ‘Magic Star’ is a simple-to-grow, drought-tolerant foliage plant selected for its striking green and pink colouration. Bringing an exotic feel to any garden. The ‘Magic Star’ is an excellent feature plant, bringing an architectural feel to any mixed patio container. Planted alongside Dahlias and Crocosmia, the dramatic ‘Magic Star’ can create a bold and fiery display in the garden.

Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’ is another plant that Hillier is launching this spring. Integrating well into many different types of gardens, its attractive blue-silver foliage is an ideal complement to other plantings, attracting bees and butterflies with its unique repeating flowering period. Flowering from May through to October, the Dicentra can be planted in partial shade, creating a colourful display throughout the summer and autumn.

These four new plants will officially launch at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair in April, where they will feature in the Secret Garden inspired display that Hillier is creating at the fair

All of the new plants will be available to purchase at the Fair in a 2L pot, as well as exclusively at all 22 Hillier Garden Centres and online shop from Spring 2023. 

Find out more about the Hillier Experience at the Fair >

New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!