Jonathan Hogarth, who exhibited his National Collection of Small and MiniatureHosta for the first time at Hampton Court in 2015 has won a gold medal and a Floral Award for Best Plant Heritage Exhibit. Upon receiving the award from the hands of the Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sue Biggs, he said: "Being recognised for the second time, and this time awarded a Best Plant Heritage exhibit title is such an honour."
Plant Heritage chief executive Sarah Quarterman said: "We’re absolutely delighted with the success of our National Plant Collection Holders and their fantastic displays at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. National Plant Collection Holders play a vital role in conserving the diversity of cultivated plants in the UK through their National Collections, and we’re thrilled that their enthusiasm and hard work has been recognised with their wonderful displays."
Gold – Brookfield Plants – Hosta, David Austin Roses, Dibleys Nurseries –Streptocarpus, Downderry Nursery - Lavandula, Every Picture Tells a Story - Bromeliads in a natural setting (Aechmea, Billbergia, Neoregelia), Fibrex Nurseries – Hedera, Fibrex Nurseries – Pelargonium, Hart Canna – Canna, Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants - Tropical & temperate carnivorous plants (Drosera), Hogarth Hostas - small & miniature Hosta, Mickfield Hostas - Hostafrom the National Collection, National Dahlia Collection - Dahlia from the National Collection, Peter Beales Roses - Old fashioned & contemporary roses, Plantagogo - Heuchera, x Heucherella & Tiarella, T3 Plants Wall End Nursery – Abutilon, Tale Valley Nursery – Rhodohypoxis and x Rhodoxis, Tynings Climbers - Passiflora, Thunbergia, Mandevilla & Jasminum
Silver-Gilt - Bowdens - Hosta, Hoyland Plant Centre - Agapanthus, Tulbaghia, Anne Milner & Sarah Cook, Iris introduced by Arthur J Bliss and Sir Cedric Morris , Gary Firth - Myrtaceae (Tribe Myrteae), Barry Clarke - Rubus spp., The Botanic Nursery - Digitalis, W & S Lockyer - Primula auricula (Doubles)
Silver - Brookfield Plants - Hemerocallis cultivars with the RHS AGM, Echium World - Echium from the Macaronesian Islands, Hillview Hardy Plants -Acanthus, Philip Oostenbrink - Hakonechloa macra & cultivars
Bronze - Floyds Climbers & Clematis – Clematis koreana & hybrids, Harper & Debbage - Fuchsia cultivars introduced by James Lye, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens - Cornus