A popular West Oxfordshire-based garden centre is spearheading a new campaign to promote the purchase of British grown produce by setting up special promotional ?Brit Pots? stands showcasing the very best of British plants. Ramsden-based Hilltop Garden Centre, which sources over 80% of its plants from UK soil, will be setting up a number of ?Brit Pots? stands displaying the best of British grown plants and raise awareness of the benefits of choosing plants that are grown on home soil. As well as supporting the local economy and helping the environment by reducing supply miles, the ?Brit Pots? initiative highlights the fact that British bred plants grow in the garden to a better standard, as they are naturally accustomed to the British climate and are developed to the highest quality by our own world-leading UK plant nurseries.
Hilltop Garden Centre?s CEO Boyd Douglas Davies said, ?We love British plants, so Hilltop is launching the ?Brit Pots? campaign to promote British grown produce, supporting the local economy and preserving the environment in the process. British plants even develop better than plants imported from abroad ? with our plant developing nurseries being among the best in the world.?
Free summer flowering container planting demonstration ? Saturday 18th May
The introduction of the special ?Brit Pots? stands will coincide with a free gardening demonstration by horticultural expert Alan Miles, who will be giving advice on planting up summer flowering containers for the garden, which will be taking place on Saturday 18th May, at 10.30 am. The talk will offer helpful advice on enhancing your garden and patio with your best ever container displays, from a multi-award winning garden centre manager who has worked on Gold and Silver Gilt-winning gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show.
The local Hilltop Garden Centre, which was recently featured on the Sunday Times list of Britain?s Top Garden Centres, is also hosting the award-winning John Lawson?s ?Big Top? circus on the half term weekend of Friday 24th ? Sunday 26th May. Tickets for the must-see circus event are on sale now.