Bag a part of BBC TV history when thousands of plants from Countryfile’s 30th anniversary celebratory show garden from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show go on sale at Hook’s Hortus Loci nursery.
The wildlife garden, by celebrity designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell, was one of the highlights of last week’s RHS show and depicted iconic areas of the British Isles, from the Scottish Highlands to Yorkshire’s Dales and moors, to the woodlands of North Wales and coastal areas of the south and Ireland. Unveiled on TV by Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison, the garden aimed to inspire people to reconnect with nature and make their own outdoor spaces more wildlife friendly. [Pictured left Ellie Harrison, designer Ann-Marie Powell and Mark Straver of Hortus Loci at the nursery.
The plants were all sourced and supplied by the experts at Hortus Loci, who spent nine months working with Ann-Marie Powell to ensure the garden was a show-stopper. With the show now over, the plants have been returned and can be bought at a discount by members of the public. The Hortus Loci RHS Hampton Sell-Off will be taking place on Saturday 14 July and the designer Ann-Marie Powell will be at the nursery herself to answer questions about her stunning show garden.
Plants from other RHS Hampton show gardens supplied by Hortus Loci will also be on sale. Sue Robertson, who runs the Plant Centre at Hortus Loci, said: “We are lucky enough to work with the best designers in the UK and supply plants to their amazing gardens. The Countryfile garden at RHS Hampton was a real crowd-pleaser and our sell-off event is a great opportunity to buy a plant that was part of this historic show garden.”
Hortus Loci grows hundreds of thousands of plants each year at its 17-acre Hound Green site with many of them being used for gardens by star designers at the leading shows including RHS Chelsea. The 30-strong Hortus team spend the year preparing, carefully nurturing shrubs, trees, perennials, herbs and vegetables as well as travelling the world to secure the best specimens.