As another growing season comes to an end, we look back on what has been another very successful year. From the major flower shows, work at the nursery and new partnerships it has been a busy season. As usual, we'd like to thank all of our customers new and existing for all of your orders, kind comments and enthusiasm.
The year started with an exciting addition at the nursery. Summer the Golden Retriever puppy joined the team and has settled in very well to nursery life. She helps keep everyone smiling through the long days and she's always there for a cuddle when you need it!
The season really started to kick off by April and we were delighted to announce a new partnership with the RHS to supply quality British hostas to their Wisley Garden Centre. We have supplied the RHS gardens with hostas on multiple occasions before this but this was the first time our plants would be sold in the plant centre. It a real honour to be selected by the RHS to be one of their suppliers and we see this a complement to the quality of our plants as well as our environmental practices.
April ended with Best in Show at our first show of the season, Herts Garden Show in Knebworth. This was our first time at the show since 2018 and it was great to return with the top award!
May started with the announcement of our partnership with The Princes' Foundation to offer The Highgrove Selection on our website. This was a selection of five varieties that can be found in His Majesty the Kings' national collection of large lead and giant hostas at Highgrove House, 30% of each plant sale (ex VAT) is donated to The Princes' Foundation. This comes after years of working with the garden team at Highgrove helping them record, maintain and expand the collection. You can read more about our work with Highgrove here.