Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016:

Medal sweep for National Plant Collection exhibitors

National Collection Holders exhibitors scoop 17 Gold, 7 Silver-Gilt, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals in total. This includes 1 Gold, 3 Silver-Gilt, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in the Plant Heritage Zone of the Floral Marquee.

Three first-time National Plant Collection exhibitors, with their displays of Echium (from the Macaronesian Islands), Hakonechloa cultivars and Fuchsia (bred by James Lye), have received 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. In total, 31 Medals were awarded to Plant Heritage’s National Collection Holders for their hard work with Hogarth Hostas and Peter Beales Roses each receiving an additional prestigious Floral Award.

Jonathan Hogarth, who exhibited his National Collection of Small and Miniature Hosta for the first time at Hampton Court in 2015 has won a Gold medal and a Floral Award for Best Plant Heritage Exhibit. Upon receiving the award from the hands of the Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sue Biggs, Jonathan said “Being recognised for the second time, and this time awarded a Best Plant Heritage exhibit title is such an honour”.

Sarah Quarterman, CEO at plant conservation charity Plant Heritage said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the success of our National Plant Collection Holders and their fantastic displays at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. National Plant Collection Holders play a vital role in conserving the diversity of cultivated plants in the UK through their National Collections, and we’re thrilled that their enthusiasm and hard work has been recognised with their wonderful displays.”

For more information:
Plant Heritage
12 Home Farm,
Loseley Park,
01483 447540

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