Hillier Nurseries wins record 72nd RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold

Hillier was awarded a gold medal for its 'Spring' by Hillier garden, making this the 72nd consecutive Chelsea Flower Show where Hillier has won gold.

'Spring' by Hillier Nurseries garden wins gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - image: HW
'Spring' by Hillier Nurseries garden wins gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - image: HW

Designer Sarah Eberle remains RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s most decorated designer with a total of 14 gold medals at the show. This year she celebrates the ‘treble double’: three years in a row of two golds, having also won for Viking Cruises garden.

Hillier's George Hillier said: "Chelsea is the lifeblood running through Hillier. It plays such a vital role in the business so we are absolutely delighted to have won gold for the 72nd time in a row. It is absolutely a team effort and I want to extend a huge thanks to every single person involved, from our designers Sarah and Caitlin to everyone that works so hard throughout the whole year to make it all possible.

"Our mission is to inspire the creation of green living spaces for now and the future and, by adding to our legacy, this year’s garden has certainly helped us achieve that."

"Having exhibited plants at Chelsea in some form for over 100 years and having now maintained the record for consecutive gold medals, the Chelsea Flower Show grows more important to Hillier each year," the company said.

The show is the platform from which the company launches many of its new plant varieties, including two in 2017 that are exclusive to Hillier.

Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ is a weeping Malus discovered in a garden near York and Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’ is a blue corydalis.


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