The Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a scene of high emotion this year as the news emerged that Hillier had secured their 71st Chelsea Gold medal in row and with it, Hillier’s status as Chelsea’s most successful exhibitor.
“We are absolutely thrilled that it’s a Gold,” declared Jim Hillier. “Everyone at Hillier has worked so hard for this result over months and months, and we could not be any prouder or more delighted. So many elements were new for us this year – the location, the designer, the design – but it has all come together in spectacular fashion.”
In designing this year’s exhibit for Hillier, Sarah Eberle has officially won Gold in more categories than any other designer in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She has won Gold for Show gardens, Fresh gardens, Artisan gardens and now with Hillier in the Great Pavilion.
“I am absolutely over the moon – relieved and elated – to have won Gold with my first Chelsea design for Hillier,” said Sarah Eberle (pictured left), who is a former design director at Hillier Landscapes. “Hillier have been such a huge part of my life and career that it is totally fitting that I have reached the full set of Chelsea Gold through working with them.”
Chelsea is a huge team effort and remains the highlight of the Hillier for both the family and the staff. Ricky Dorlay (pictured right) coaxed 4,000 trees and plants in 500 different varieties to the point of perfection once again, whilst a staging team of specialist build contractors supported the Hillier planting experts in turning Sarah’s design into reality.