“We are absolutely delighted to have won Chelsea Gold in centenary year!” says Andrew McIndoe, Hillier Chelsea designer and MD. “We have an incredible team at Hillier, who have once again risen to the challenge and created a beautiful, seemingly established garden in just 10 days.”
“For a while during this cold, dark spring, our theme of ‘Risk’ seemed particularly apt,” explains Andy. “But our secret weapon is our veteran Chelsea Plant Preparer, Ricky Dorlay, who has nurtured nearly 4000 trees and plants to absolute perfection.”
Hillier were honoured to welcome Her Majesty the Queen onto the Hillier Exhibit during her visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. John Hillier, Andrew McIndoe and Ricky Dorlay talked to Her Majesty about the Hillier Exhibit, its preparation and planting.
The Hillier Chelsea Exhibit supported by Beazley, the specialist Lloyd’s insurers, is a series of garden scenes, featuring stunning garden pools and fountains, a modern garden pavilion, and crocodile sculptures emerging from the undergrowth, all set amidst rich, lush, dramatic, inspirational planting as only Hillier know how.
The public can follow the Hillier Chelsea 2013 story from build-up to completion on the Hillier website www.hillier.co.uk