The Antiques Roadshow inspired feature

This year marks the BBCs 100th year and, to celebrate, a host of displays in the Floral Marquee will be inspired by popular BBC programmes. Find out more about Grafton Nursery’s feature, inspired by The Antiques Roadshow.

floral Marquee celebrating 100 years of the BBC
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Designed by: Grafton Nursery

The stage setting is inspired by the Wellsford State Forest, Australia. It was in this forest in 1926, that the Principal of the Victorian School of Forestry, run by the Forests Commission Victoria, undertook pioneering chemistry into the composition of Eucalyptus Oil. The extraction kilns are now housed in the museum at the School.

Eucalyptus oil played an important part in the advances of medical science, and this connection strikes very close to Grafton Nursery’s heart. Hilary, CEO of Hardy Eucalyptus, spent vast amounts of her childhood playing in, and subsequently working for, her father’s pharmacy. Her father was a Chemist and owned his own pharmacy until retirement in the late 1980’s. When he first bought the pharmacy, it had not been renovated since its inception in the 1920’s. As a result, Hilary’s family now own a large amount of pharmaceutical antiques including a very sentimental antique bottle of Eucalyptus oil, some 100 years old.

The feature coming to BBC Gardeners World live, brings together Hilary’s career in Eucalyptus research, her fond memories of the pharmacy, her collection of medical antiques, and the theme of the Antiques Roadshow. The exhibit will be staged to look as if the Antiques Roadshow are part-way through filming their ‘medical antiques special’ on a flying visit to the Wellsford State Forest where they honour the history of Eucalyptus in medicine.

Celebrating 100 years of the BBC

The Antiques Roadshow inspired feature

This year marks the BBCs 100th year and, to celebrate, a host of displays in the Floral Marquee will be inspired by popular BBC programmes. Find out more about Grafton Nursery’s feature, inspired by The Antiques Roadshow.

floral Marquee celebrating 100 years of the BBC
ARS
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Designed by: Grafton Nursery

The stage setting is inspired by the Wellsford State Forest, Australia. It was in this forest in 1926, that the Principal of the Victorian School of Forestry, run by the Forests Commission Victoria, undertook pioneering chemistry into the composition of Eucalyptus Oil. The extraction kilns are now housed in the museum at the School.

Eucalyptus oil played an important part in the advances of medical science, and this connection strikes very close to Grafton Nursery’s heart. Hilary, CEO of Hardy Eucalyptus, spent vast amounts of her childhood playing in, and subsequently working for, her father’s pharmacy. Her father was a Chemist and owned his own pharmacy until retirement in the late 1980’s. When he first bought the pharmacy, it had not been renovated since its inception in the 1920’s. As a result, Hilary’s family now own a large amount of pharmaceutical antiques including a very sentimental antique bottle of Eucalyptus oil, some 100 years old.

The feature coming to BBC Gardeners World live, brings together Hilary’s career in Eucalyptus research, her fond memories of the pharmacy, her collection of medical antiques, and the theme of the Antiques Roadshow. The exhibit will be staged to look as if the Antiques Roadshow are part-way through filming their ‘medical antiques special’ on a flying visit to the Wellsford State Forest where they honour the history of Eucalyptus in medicine.


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Celebrating 100 years of the BBC