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Three cheers for Plant Heritage

Posted by Jean Vernon on 08 Jul 2009 at 09:25 PM


The Plant Heritage Marquee at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is always an amazing place to visit and this year is no exception. There are 18 exhibits from National Plant Collection Holders showcasing some of the amazing collections from the UK. I was particularly enthralled by the display of rosemarinus from Downderry Nursery/Simon Charlesworth.

The Plant Heritage Marquee was formally opened on Monday by BBC Gardeners' World presenter Toby Buckland. I caught up with him at the Hoyland Plant Centre stand, a fabulous exhibit of agapanthus and tulbaghia. I wanted to know what delights he had seen at the show. "I haven't looked around the show yet," he said, " I've just been in here but I would say I think the Plant Heritage Marquee is really fabulous and I just salute really the great work that everyone the NCCPG does. I think that they are the reason our land is green and pleasant, they are the gardeners working in the gardens up and down the land and I'm just humbled to be asked to work for them today."


 

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