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Rising Stars get ready for Chelsea!

WITH under a week to go, Westland Horticulture and the Rising Stars Programme are getting ready to exhibit at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
A total of five Rising Stars will be taking part and exhibiting on the day, chatting to members of the public, journalists and perhaps even royalty!:
They have created a container around the theme of ‘home-grown gardening’ which will take pride of place at Peter Seabrook’s ‘The Sun – Flower Square’ when Chelsea opens its gates next week:
Hana Parker – Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Taunton
“The chance to participate at the Chelsea Flower Show would give me great insight. I’ve never been to Chelsea and would love to see for myself the beautiful and inspiring garden and plant creations the Show is famous for.”
Kathryn Crouch – Haskins Garden Centre, West End, Southampton
“I’m growing an Apple Chutney Pot. This is a planting display to show why companion planting is important. It features an apple column and is packed with plants that benefit apples, including Chives, Chamomile, Wallflowers, Lavender, Viola and Garlic.”
Sam Clark – Cowell’s Garden Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“My theme is edible flowers. All the plants have either edible flowers or foliage. A twist on the ‘home-grown gardening’ theme. Hemerocallis in the centre, Along with Allium Sphaerocephalon. Lavender Dwarf. Chamomile to tumble and cover the edge of the pot.”
Will Clark & Kathryn Bailey – Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston
“We are proposing a contemporary, tiered, contained display to show off the relatively new and extremely beautiful Petunia Heartbreaker under planted with more Petunias. All the plants are grown in our nursery. The overall effect will be a cascading waterfall of colour.”
Keith Nicholson, Marketing Director for Westland Horticulture, sponsors of the Rising Stars Programme said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the Rising Stars and their garden centres to exhibit at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which will be held during the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations
“Not only will they have the opportunity to experience another element of the horticulture industry, but they will also be part of the most important horticultural event in the world.”
Look out for photographs of the event on our Facebook page next week!
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