Record number of visitors spend £1m on plants at Gardening Scotland

An estimated 32,000 people visited Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh last weekend.

Nurseries who reported selling out of plants included Binny Plants, Crug Farm, Elizabeth McGregor and Cairnsmore. Growers estimate they sold more than £1m worth of plants during the three-day show.

This year the event boasted a record 20 show gardens and more than 400 exhibitors.

Publicist Agnes Stevenson said the build-up to the show had been the smoothest in the show's history.

Among the winning exhibitors are:

  • Best floral exhibit - Harts Nursery
  • Best new floral exhibitor - Fife Council
  • Best show garden - WaterGems
  • Best floral art display - Beyond 2000.
  • Best new show garden was SAC Edinburgh's garden designed by Amber Goudy.
  • Alf Evans best commercial alpine exhibit - Kevock Garden Plants.
  • Best innovative award - Kevock Garden Plants.

See full report in HW next week.



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