Prince Charles admires Notcutts Garden Centres planting

The highest accolade that can be awarded at Sandringham Flower Show was won on 27 July by the Notcutts and Adnams 'Happy and Glorious' Show Garden.

Prince Charles and Nicky Dulieu
Prince Charles and Nicky Dulieu

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall admired the pub-garden’s features before drinkng a pint of Adnams’ Ghost Ship beer. Judges of the show said they couldn’t fault the garden and it was the garden of the show. 

Prince Charles particularly liked the striking tree ferns, river of moss and variety of mop headed hydrangeas, Hydrangea Paniculata.  The Duchess of Cornwall, meanwhile, loved the water feature and the lavishly decorated celebratory cake which helped create the Royal theme inspired by the many celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Notcutts vice chairman Caroline Notcutt said: "We are thrilled that the Notcutts and Adnams Show Garden has won the judges’ highest accolade in Large Gold and that their Royal Highnesses enjoyed their visit to the Happy and Glorious Show Garden, which came together as the perfect creation for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations." 

Nicky Dulieu, who is chairman at Notcutts and a board director of Adnams, brought the two companies together to create the garden, which contained around 1,500 plants. The creative ideas were taken from the hanging baskets found in pub gardens and the table was set for the Queen’s Birthday Party. The cake was designed and created by one of Notcutts’ restaurant chefs.

On the Happy and Glorious stand to meet the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were Caroline Notcutt, Nicky Dulieu and Notcutts head of visual merchandising, Marco De Jongh.

Notcutts’ customers will be able to view and purchase some of the 1,500 plants from the show garden at the Norwich garden centre.

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