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RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park 2006 - Floral Marquee Exhibitors

Many of the UK’s top nurseries and growers will be exhibiting in the Floral Marquee giving visitors the chance to buy new varieties and old favourites.

Barry Watkinson
Barry began pursuing his passion for plants 20 years ago and although never specialised in one species, he likes the challenge of trying new things. What started as a hobby turned into a thriving business, and he now grows tender and hardy plants for containers.

Bridgend Nurseries
Exhibiting Coreopsis verticillata ‘Crème Brulee’, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’, Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Summer Sky’, Helenium ‘Double Trouble’, Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’ and Lythrum salicaria ‘Lady Sackville.

Cookoo Box Nursery
Family-run business established in 1990. Grows a variety of plants such as unusual fruit, vegetables and herbs, but specialises in chillies, and find its growing abilities, beauty and bountiful harvest inspiring. The chilli is one of the oldest recorded cultivated seeds - having been traded across continents for thousands of years.

Eagle Sweet Peas
This business started 14 years ago. This family-run nursery specialises in sweet peas. New plants being launched at the show are pure white ‘Tracy Ann’ and lavender ‘Ida King’, which are both highly perfumed.

Green Garden Herbs
This business began as a back garden hobby 10 years ago and overcame floods to establish a successful nursery. Sarah Clark, the proprietor, ended a long-standing job as a probation officer to run the nursery full time. Specialises in lavenders, but also grows basils, mints, bergamots and rhubarb. This is the first time in the Floral Marquee at Tatton and will be showcasing some varieties not seen at shows before, including Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Eyes’ and Echinacea purpurea ‘Razzmatazz’.

Hall Farm Nursery
Started in 1987 by a husband and wife team who met studying horticulture at Pershore College. Now shows at three or four major shows a year, and achieved a Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show last year. The nursery has a good reputation for herbaceous plants, and regularly host events for the RHS Regional Development Programme.

Jacqueline Iddon Hardy Plants
A continuation of Jacqueline’s mother’s nursery who she learnt the nursery trade from, it opened six years ago in a garden that features a wildlife pond, a woodland walk and a dry gravel area. It is open as part of the National Garden Scheme, and specialises in hardy perennials.

Mallet Court Nursery
Founded 27 years ago, it is a leading supplier of unusual trees and shrubs from China and Korea.

Mary Green Plants
Husband and wife team in their 10th anniversary year run a private appointment-only nursery. Here, borders have been planted to show the range of plants available and also to help attract insects and butterflies. Specialises in the Hosta genus along with shade-loving plants and ferns.

Mendip Bonsai Studio
After enjoying Bonsai for many years as a hobby, and being made redundant from the shoe industry, John set up this private nursery dedicated to his first love. He gained a Best in Show award at Tatton last year and holds educational workshops and lectures. Increasing his stand size this year he is exhibiting different trees, including persimmon, Syzygium, Cypress and Gingko.

Oak Tree Nursery
Established by a husband and wife team 18 years ago, this nursery started with the production of interesting herbaceous plants, branching into ornamental grasses. This year, they are introducing a small range of Dianella (flax lilly), and some varieties of Australasian plants, including Lomandra and Stylidium.

Philip Tivey & Son
Well established family-run nursery that has won numerous Gold Medals at flower shows around the country, and specialises in Alstroemeria for patio container and border use. Launching a number of new red, pink, cream, white and yellow cultivars at Tatton.

Poppy Heads
Grows two National Collections: Eucomis and Fritillaria. Launching a new Eucomis that was bred from E. comosa, which is, as yet, unnamed. It reaches 50cm (20in) high with bronze-red foliage and rose-pink flowers and is ideal for dry gardens and poor soil.

Roualeyn Nursery
This Snowdonia-based specialist Fuchsia grower is displaying 200 cultivars at Tatton, ranging from single whites to vivid oranges and large double imperial purple exotics. Has been growing fuchsias for 27 years and received many golds and Best Exhibits in recent shows. New and recently introduced cultivars will be on display among old favourites, including the 19 year old ‘Celia Smedley’.

Sheila Chapman Clematis
Established in 1994 out of a labour of love for Clematis, and currently holds more than 800 types.

Waterside Nursery
Small family-run business established for 10 years, specialising in aquatic plants and moisture-loving perennials. Has won numerous Gold medals, and at Tatton this year will feature the first pond in the floral marquee, which will be planted with a range of plants including waterlilies and flowering marginal plants. Water gardening is encouraged by this nursery to provide a natural habitat for wildlife.


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