Hampton Court haul for Plant Heritage

Plant Heritage has won a host of medals at Hampton Court, scooping 11 gold, 8 silver-gilt, 7 silver and 2 bronze awards.

Jonathan Hogarth, who holds a brand new National Plant Collection of small and miniature Hosta, was delighted to be awarded gold and best exhibit in the Plant Heritage marquee. He said: ?I?ve never entered a floral or garden show ever in my life. It started off with just an invitation from Plant Heritage and everyone from the RHS has been so helpful. I?m over the moon and so pleased!?

Johnathan?s collection includes some of the rare and sought after ?mice? hostas with, ?mouse-like? ears.

Tynings Climbers won two golds for their exhibit of hardy and tender climbers in the Plant Heritage marquee and the floral marquee – passiflora, jasminum, thumbergia and mandevilla.

Bristol Zoo meanwhile, were awarded silver for their display of the UK?s only ?dispersed? national plant collection, where many different community groups are responsible for looking after individual calendula plants.

Other winners included Paul Harris, Dibleys Nurseries and Don Billington from Every Picture Tells a Story.

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