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Floral 2018 Media Pack

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Dahlias and Gerberas take centre stage in 2018

The Floral Marquee and Plant Village at BBC Gardeners’ World Live provide visitors with the ultimate garden shopping experience. This year’s show welcomes over 100 places for visitors to shop, with nurseries exhibiting spectacular displays, retailing an exceptional variety of plants and sharing their expertise to ensure that visitors go home with all the details they need for their purchases to flourish for years to come.

Every year the Show brings in new exhibitors, carefully selected to ensure the best cross section possible, of quality plants for visitors to browse and buy. See overleaf for the full list of exhibitors in 2018. New to the Show this year, in the Floral Marquee and Plant Village, are: 

  • Meadowgate Nursery
  • Moore & Moore Plants
  • New Forest Hostas & Hemerocallis    •    Oscar Plants
  • Peruvian Lily Company
  • Wack's Wicked Plants

The Floral Marquee exhibitors will be assessed, with awards announced at the Show on Thursday 14 June. Assessors in 2018 include Helen Bainbridge, Jim Buttress, Rupert Eley, Michael Hickson, Terry Porter, Greg Redwood and Jon Wheatley. 

Breaking away from traditional exhibiting techniques, Jon Wheatley and Greenyard Flowers UK (holders of the National Dahlia Collection) present an incredible Dahlia display in the heart of the Floral Marquee. This display is a plethora of colours, stemming from a spectacular diversity of varieties, which is continually increasing thanks to their team of experts. The spectacle will include a number of new introductions, with one brand new variety being launched at the Show. Visitors will be able to purchase garden-ready dahlias from a retail area adjacent to the display.

In 2018, the Floral Marquee will feature a stunning 1,200-plant spectacle, by Florist, of hardy Gerbera Garvinea Sweet Series. Visitors will be wowed by the 3-meter-high display and will be able to purchase these new large-flowered winter hardy Gerberas, noted for a flowering period covering three seasons and with up to 30 large flowers per plant, from retail areas alongside the display in the Floral Marquee.    

Floral Marquee Exhibitors 2018

Avon Bulbs
Barnsdale Gardens
Battlesbridge Mills Garden Centre
Bean Place Nursery
Beech Tree Farm Plants
Bluebell Arboretum
Brighter Blooms
Brookfield Plants
Calamazag Nursery
Chrysanthemums Direct
Cooks Garden Centre
Craig House Cacti
Daisy Roots
Derbyshire Bonsai
Desert to Jungle
Dibleys Nurseries
Eleplants Nursery
Eversley Nursery
Every Picture Tells A Story
Fibrex Nurseries
Floyds Climbers
Foster's Exotic & Unusual Plants
Fuchsiavale Nurseries
Glebelands Nursery
Golden Hill Nurseries
Grafton Nursery
Green JJam
Hampshire Carnivorous Plants
Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants
Harkness Roses
Harts Nursery
Hedgehog Plants & Gardens
High Park Nursery
Hillview Hardy Plants
Hippopottering Nursery
Hooksgreen Herbs
Hopley's Plants
Hoyland Plant Centre
Ice Alpines
J&A Japonicas
K & S Nurseries
K Partington
Kelnan Plants
L&L Plants (D'Arcy & Everest)
Larchfield Trees
Laurence Hobbs Orchids
Letham Plants
Lockyer Fuchsias
Meadowgate Nursery
Mendip Bonsai Studio

Mickfield Hostas
Moore & Moore Plants
Morton Nurseries
New Forest Hostas & Hemerocallis
Norfield Nurseries
North of England Bonsai
Oscar Plants
Oska Copperfield
Palms Exotic
Peruvian Lily Company
Peter Beales Roses
Plants, Shoots and Leaves
Potash Nursery
Primrose Hall Nursery at Dingley Dell
Priorswood Clematis
Redman Hardy Plants
Roualeyn Nursery
Staddon Farm Nurseries
Style Roses
Tale Valley Nursery
The Botanic Nursery
The Culinary Herb Company
The Norfolk Olive Tree Company
Tinnisburn Plants
Todd's Botanic
Toons Cottage Garden Plants
Tynings Climbers
W Robinson & Son
W&S Lockyer
Wack's Wicked Plants
Westdale Nurseries
William's Cactus
WS Warmenhoven

Plant Village exhibitors 2018
A & J Plants
Barton Nurseries
Brookside Nursery
Cooks Garden Centre
Dominic Kaye Plants
Dutch Garden Bulbs (Woodland Nursery)
H W Hyde
Lands End Nurseries
Middleton Nurseries
Middleton Nurseries (Simply Salvias)
Netherfold Nursery
Oscar Plants
P&K Davis Nursery
Petrichor Bulb Specialists
Proctor's Nursery
Sunray Plants
W.S. Warmenhoven 

Further information:

Read more about the Floral Marquee here. For information, interviews and competitions please contact Sarah Sandys-Renton on or 020 3405 4286. Details correct at time of print.

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With thanks to:

        Florist - garvinea gerbera surprise series - display at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018           Greenyard Flowers UK logo - Jon Wheatley - Dahlias in technicolor            Stonebarn Landscapes logo - Jon Wheatley - Dahlias in technicolor 2018 

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