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Another great year for APL members at RHS Hampton 2015

Members of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) group are celebrating their success once again at this year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which takes place this week (30 June - 5 July).

Hadlow College 'Green Seam'

APL's success continued this year at Hampton Court continued with am impressive accolade of Best in Show, Best World Garden, four Gold medals, seven Silver-Gilt medals, one Silver medal and two Bronze medals, taking their tally to a 40 medals over the past four years of the show.


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DCF orchids raise £1,000 for students

The launch of the new David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Phalaenopsis Orchid Collection has raised £1,000 for students at the HTA National Plant Show.

DCF Stand @ NPS

DCF and Garden Centre Fresh (GCF) the orchid supplier worked together to promote the collection at the show. Jessica Laurent, ex-horticulture student at Writtle College who was part of the orchid selection team and DCF trustee Nigel Wait from Barnsfold Nurseries, were also part of the show team.


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Key Essentials take home Best ‘Plantie'

Key Essentials took home the award for the best ‘Plantie' at this year's HTA National Plant Show.

Key Essentials Plantie Presentation

The competition, sponsored by Blooms of Bressingham, celebrated the beauty of plants through plant selfies taken by the exhibitors.

Amanda Smith from Key Essentials was thrilled to receive the award, which includes a bottle of bubbly and £1,000 worth of advertising in HTA News. She says

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Double Success for Salvia Love & Wishes at HTA National Plant Show

Salvia Love & Wishes from Darby Nursery Stock & Kernock Park Plants has been voted the Best New Plant by visitors to the HTA National Plant Show.

Salvia Love & Wishes

The Visitor Vote Award, sponsored by Floramedia, proved extremely popular and with over 90 entries in this year's awards visitors were spoilt for choice.

Salvia Love & Wishes also took the best in show title at yesterday's judged awards, sponsored by the RHS.

Full Visitor

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Nicki Chapman launches the ‘Time to Live' Breast Cancer Now rose at the HTA National Plant Show

This year's HTA National Plant Show, held today and yesterday at Stoneleigh Park (23 and 24 June), was delighted to host the launch of the Breast Cancer Now ‘Time to Live' rose.

Nicki Chapman & 'Breakthrough Babes'

Julie Robinson was introduced by HTA Chief Executive, Carol Paris, who opened the launch discussing her personal experiences with breast cancer and how it has affected her and her fellow ‘Breakthrough Babes' from the Sutton Coldfield regional group.

Peter Hull from Nursery Fresh then

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Wyevale Nurseries win Best Plant Display Award at HTA National Plant Show

The award for Best Plant Display, sponsored by Flowering Plants Ltd, announced on the second morning of the HTA National Plant Show, has gone to Wyevale Nurseries for their ‘Bringing the inside out' themed display.

Wyevale - Best Plant Display Winners

Wyevale Nurseries cleverly used planted up furniture and a fireplace setting to create an outdoor room focusing on the use of the garden as a place to entertain and an additional room to decorate with plants.

Parkers Nurseries were highly commended for their boldly coloured display tying in

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