Garden centre chain Hillier has announced it will be supporting two show gardens at this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live, as well as sponsoring the Let’s Talk Plants stage at the Birmingham-based show.
It will be providing plants for garden designer Paul Stone’ headline show garden ‘A Garden Fit for a King’, inspired by Highgrove Arboretum.
The family business – which already has 74 consecutive Gold medals from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to its name – will also be sponsoring Instagram gardener Lucy Hutching’s ‘The Secret Homestead’. Better known as ‘She Grows Veg’ on the social media platform, Hutchings’ garden will feature dual-purpose edible plants and flowers.
The Let’s Talk Plants stage will be hosted by horticulture expert David Hurrion and will include free sessions and talks with a range of plant specialists. Charles Carr, head of wholesale nurseries at Hillier, will be one of the speakers, showcasing the company’s new plant introductions for the year that will be available for visitors to purchase in the Floral Marquee.
Chris Francis, Hillier garden centre and wholesale nurseries director, says: “We can’t wait for BBC Gardeners’ World Live this summer. Last year’s show was our first time as a sponsor and we loved it. It was a fantastic show for us and we had some amazing responses from visitors – so much so that we wanted to return with an even bigger and better offering. We’re thrilled to be partnering with both Paul and Lucy and can’t wait to see their gardens come to life at the show.”
BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be taking place from 15 to 18 June at the NEC Birmingham.