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The ‘Hillier’s Spring’ garden

The 2017 Hillier Chelsea Flower Show garden has been inspired by one simple word – Spring. The ‘Hillier’s Spring’ garden will bring together the word in all its meanings. From seasonality and the anticipation of the first growth, foliage and flower; to a sense of movement and dynamism, all fuelled with a spirit of excitement […]








Lavandula ‘Silver Line’ launched for Esther Rantzen’s charity

Hillier Nurseries has announced that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 will see the introduction of Lavandula ‘Silver Line’ in aid of The Silver Line charity, founded by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE. The stunning new lavender will be planted within the Sarah Eberle designed ‘Hillier in Springtime’ exhibit in Chelsea’s Great Pavilion, where it will […]








‘Hillier in Springtime’

Hillier reveals landmark Chelsea design by Sarah Eberle, as nursery moves from the Monument site for first time in over 20 years. Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres are embarking on a series of Chelsea firsts in 2016 in an exciting new development for the 152 year-old family-owned nursery. For the first time in over two […]








Sparsholt College launches garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Sparsholt College has partnered with Plant Heritage (formerly known as the NCCPG), the world’s leading cultivated plant conservation and membership charity to tell the story of The People’s Plants for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The garden will highlight the important work of the charity Plant Heritage, including their Plant Guardian Scheme, National Plant […]








Growing a patch of Jordan in Hampshire

Jordan isn’t the first place you would think of if you had to come up with a country with a similar climate to Hampshire. For a start it’s a lot hotter and drier. That makes many of the native plants there very unlikely to turn up in Hook, but that is where a few thousand […]








Four New Plant Introductions on the Brewin Dolphin Garden

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has always been the place to showcase new, rare and beautiful plants and this year is no exception. The Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by eminent nurserywoman Rosy Hardy will launch four new varieties of herbaceous perennial. Rosy regularly uses the classic Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum but this garden will host an […]








Sarah Eberle to create floating river garden for RHS Chelsea

Whitchurch-based Multi-award winning designer Sarah Eberle will be creating a floating river garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower show in May. Inspired by the floating gardens in the silk weaving region of Cambodia and the Mekong River, this garden will be largely made up of water with a small deck leading to a ‘floating’ lounger styled […]








Hortus Loci growing for top designers at Chelsea 2016

Hampshire based wholesale nursery, Hortus Loci, have been trading for just over four years and are a key-player in the horticultural industry. They work with many of the top designers in the business and can boast about their impressive portfolio of past and future jobs. One of the busiest periods for the business is during […]








Rosy Hardy’s Show Garden Debut for Brewin Dolphin

The Brewin Dolphin Garden 2016 is entitled ‘Forever Freefolk’. The garden, designed by nurserywoman Rosy Hardy, already the holder of an impressive 20 RHS Chelsea Gold medals, invites visitors to consider the fragility of chalk streams, a rare and vital natural resource. This is Rosy’s Chelsea show garden debut. Rosy Hardy confirmed the announcement, saying, […]








Ricky Dorlay – 50 years at Chelsea

For the past 50 years, Hillier plant expert, Ricky Dorlay, has prepared the plant material for the Hillier Chelsea exhibit. This would be tricky enough for just one species, but Ricky’s challenge is to personally manage the growing season of over 200 trees and plants – from birch trees, flowering cherries to scented garden roses, […]