Designer and exhibitor go for gold again
The most successful exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is again teaming up with the most decorated garden designer in the event’s history, hoping to win a 73rd consecutive gold medal.
Hillier has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the 2018 show and will be working with garden designer Sarah Eberle, who has designed the nursery’s Chelsea garden since 2016.
Sarah has won 15 RHS gold medals, nine of which were awarded at Chelsea, having won gold in more categories than any other designer.
She is also the first designer to achieve a ‘treble double’ of golds; three years in a row of two gold medals for her gardens, which she accomplished this year.
George Hillier, head of property at Hillier, said: “Our Chelsea plans are well underway and the designs for the garden are flourishing.
“Sarah is working closely with our nursery team to ensure the very best plants are grown and selected, and we can’t wait to see the garden come to life in May.
“It may seem a while away yet but showtime will soon be upon us!”
Having exhibited plants at Chelsea for more than 100 years, the show is the platform from which the company launches many of its new plant varieties.
The company was founded in 1864 by Edwin Hillier and remains a family-run nursery with the fifth generation now actively involved in the family business as it continues to grow.
The company employs more than 500 staff across its wholesale nursery, trees and 12 garden centre divisions, and grows approximately two million plants a year. It is the largest tree grower in the UK.
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