Mornflake to be celebrated in Chelsea pavilion

Two Cheshire's families are coming together with a joint floral exhibit in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Temple Garden
Temple Garden

The Cholmondeley family, who have lived in Cheshire since the Norman times and 15th generation family oat miller, Mornflake, owned by the Lea family, are to recreate Cholmondeley Castle's ‘Temple Garden’ at Chelsea.

The project will be led by head gardener Barry Grain. Cholmondeley’s Temple Garden is a ‘Garden of Distinction’.

Mornflake has been owned and run by the Lea family since 1675.

Grain said: "Chelsea is without doubt on the bucket list of every professional gardener in the country, and possibly the world.

"Lady Cholmondeley has worked tirelessly her whole life to create the romance of The Temple Garden, as such it is a true honour to represent Cholmondeley and working alongside Mornflake and the Lea family to bring this vision of Cheshire to fruition, makes the experience even more special".

John Lea, managing director of Mornflake, said: "We are delighted to be working with the Cholmondeley Estate on this unique floral exhibit at RHS Chelsea.

"After 15 family generations of milling oats grown from British soil, we are proud to celebrate our mutual passion for the land that surrounds and unites our two families with what is sure to be one of the finest gardens that Chelsea will ever see."

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