Eleplants, Kelnan and RA Scamp scoop gold awards at RHS Great London Plant Fair

Eleplants Nurseries, Kelnan Plants and RA Scamp Quality Daffodils took Gold at last week's RHS Great London Plant Fair which showcased spring plant offerings of a number of specialist nurseries.

In total exhibitors were awarded three Gold medals, ten Silver-Gilt Flora, eight Silver Flora and five Bronze Flora at the show.

Within the fair a number of individual competitions took place, including the Alpine Garden Society Competition, and the Early Daffodil and Hyacinth Competition. A number of new plants were also on display for the first time, including Ranunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Child' from Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants.

A special 1950s Spring Fair Late event on the Tuesday evening was also held, offering seasonal cocktails, RHS Garden Wisley wines, ciders and ales, food and entertainment.

RHS senior shows development maknager Lucinda Costello said: "While most gardens are still waking up from winter, this show always brings together the brightest of spring blooms. The standard of horticulture we have seen, with new and unusual plants that you wouldn't find together anywhere else, makes it a real treat for any plantsman."

Exhibitors taking Gold and Silver-Gilt Flora were as follows:

Gold

  • Eleplants Nursery - Usual & unusual shrubs
  • Kelnan Plants - Mature restios & South African plants
  • R A Scamp Quality Daffodils - Daffodils

Silver-Gilt Flora

  • Chrysanthemums Direct - Cut flower spray & bloom
  • chrysanthemums
  • D'Arcy & Everest - Alpine & sempervivum troughs
  • Dibleys Nurseries - Streptocarpus, foilage begonias
  • & other unusual houseplants
  • Fibrex Nurseries - Ferns, hedera & perlargoniums
  • Hoyland Plant Centre - Educational exhibit of
  • agapanthus
  • JS Pennings 'De Bilt' Schorweg - Hyacinths
  • Primrose Bank - Hardy perennials
  • Richard and Sheena Drane - Cacti & other exotics
  • Sea Spring Seeds - Leafy & quick growing vegetables in containers
  • Trewidden Nursery - Protea, restio, succulents & other unusual plants

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