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."


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Adjuvants are substances that can be added to the spray tank to modify a pesticide and/or spray mixture's performance.

Berkheya

Berkheya

These long-flowering thistle-like daisies are well worth a go for consistent interest in the border, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Show Preview: HTA National Plant Show 2017

Show Preview: HTA National Plant Show 2017

Leading British growers will be showcasing their latest offerings at this year's trade plant show at Stoneleigh Park, writes Matthew Appleby.


Edwards On... Nursery stock prospects

Edwards On... Nursery stock prospects

At the time of writing -- a few days after the general election -- sterling has weakened and we still have no idea of what Brexit means.

Seabrook On... Refocus needed at Chelsea

Seabrook On... Refocus needed at Chelsea

The president of the RHS was wise to avoid the traditional comment at the Monday lunch that "this is the best Chelsea show ever".

Farrer On ... Why we need a land strategy

Farrer On ... Why we need a land strategy

The idea that farming has something to do with housing supply may seem tenuous. The reality is that our landscapes are so interdependent that the land management and decisions about what happens in one place have a direct impact on what happens in another


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.