It's a golden time at Katie's Garden!
Following our involvement with the gold medal winning Talitha Arts Garden at last week's Chelsea Flower Show we have rounded off the month with Large Gold at the Suffolk Show today, the highest award possible!
Even better, we were also awarded the Silver Cup for best display in the flower show.
The display garden in the Glasswells Flowers & Garden tent is a showcase for our ranges of garden plants, including patio and basket plants, perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses, alpines, herbs and edibles.
A pergola laden with hanging baskets sits over four themed cubes – including shady plants, drought-tolerant plants, wildflower-esque flowers, and bright & bold – surrounded by an array of pots and planters and a wooden cart packed with grow-your-own vegetable and salad plants.
If you need inspiration for planting to different themes, head to our Advice section - click here!
See what the East Anglian Daily Times had to say here about our entry: www.eadt.co.uk/news/23562026.suffolk-show-flower-displays-attract-crowds/
Take a video tour of the display on our Facebook page (you do not need to have an account): www.facebook.com/KatiesGardenPlantCentre/videos
And you can listen to judge Graeme Proctor (pictured right) talking about the garden with BBC Radio Suffolk's Johnnie Wright on BBC Sounds here, from 2hr 16mins in: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0fmgv3k
Catherine, Susie and Rick spent the day at the Trinity Park Showground putting together Katie's Garden's entry in the Glasswells Flower & Garden Show. As ever it is a floral delight!
Come and visit it this Wednesday and Thursday.
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They might spend several weeks setting up at Chelsea, but we can do the Suffolk Show in less than two days! A few snapshots from day one are below - click on the images to enlarge.
We'll be at the Flower & Garden Show section this Wednesday and Thursday.
Find out more here: suffolkshow.co.uk/suffolk-show/flower-and-garden-show/
Find out more about the garden on our Chelsea blog.
We’ve had to keep it under our hats for a while, but we are now allowed to reveal we had some special visitors to the nursery immediately after the busy Easter weekend, in the form of a television crew from BBC Gardeners’ World!
Tune in to see the results this Friday, 9pm on BBC Two.
The team from the BBC spent the day filming the plants we are growing for the Talitha Arts Garden, which will feature at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
The garden’s designers, Joe and Laura Carey of Carey Garden Design Studio in Norfolk are first-time entrants, and the piece will be focusing on their experience of taking part in ‘the greatest flower show in the world’.
The crew also found the time to interview Katie’s Garden’s owner, Susie Davis, about the new alternatives to peat-based compost, as we continue to reduce our own use of peat on the nursery.