Bedding plants in the running for Jubilee Plant award after Monty Don nomination

The Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant that had most impact since the TV programme began in 1967 will be announced at Gardeners' World Live at Birmingham NEC this June.

There will be 10 nominations in all (all 10 TV presenters) with a public vote opening in May. The winner will be announced at GWL. There will be a display with all the nominations, and Mary Berry will be announcing the winner on air, on the Friday night programme.

Nominations so far are:

1) Bedding plants, Monty Don
2) Dahlia, Nick Bailey
3) Aquilegia, Rachel de Thame
4) Echinacea, Mark Lane

The BBC TV team will film at the show on 15 June for their special 1-hour anniversary programme airing on BBC2 on Friday 16 June - the Gardeners' World official birthday.

TV show producer Paolo Proto said: "The Gardeners’ World Golden Jubilee Plant campaign is looking to find the plant that has had the most impact on gardens and gardeners in the 50 years that Gardeners’ World has been on our screens. It’s a fitting tribute to the milestone in broadcasting history that we are celebrating this year. The presenters have certainly had a challenge to pick just one plant each. I look forward to putting it out to the public vote in May and ultimately unveiling the winner at BBC Gardeners’ World Live."


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