Plans for a collaborative industry venture at Chelsea 2016

Plans are afoot for a garden industry presence at The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 with a four part exhibit highlighting different looks that can be achieved in small spaces through container gardening.

The idea is being championed by industry stalwart and The Sun’s Gardening Editor Peter Seabrook in association with the HTA and GCA and their members. Linking in with the ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ campaign, schools and horticultural colleges ‘The Sun Flower Square’ will focus on:

–           A landscaped front garden

–           A hanging garden

–           A living seed catalogue

–           A schools home grown display

Speaking about the initiative Peter Seabrook said, “The plan is that this collaboration will really bring together key players in the industry – both growers and retailers and highlight not only the variety of plants available in the UK but also the innovative ways in which they can be displayed.”

HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments, “This represents a wonderful opportunity for the industry to come together and showcase its work at such a high profile event such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – fingers crossed that we get the go ahead.”

The project will find out whether their bid has been successful in mid-November.

Anyone wishing to find out more about getting involved should contact or Martin Simmons or Gill Ormrod. Tel: 0118 9303132. Email: martin.simmons@the-hta.org.uk or gill.ormrod@the-hta.org.uk.uk

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