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Plant of the Month 2014

A fresh calendar for 2014, this year with celebrity champions

Christine Walkden

The twelve plants were unveiled as the calendar was launched by TV presenter and gardener Christine Walkden at the annual HTA National Plant Show which took place at Stoneleigh Park on 25 and 26 June.

The new 2014 calendar will highlight plants which are widely available in garden centres and are looking their best on a month by month basis.

Promoted to both members and gardening media, the Plant of the Month calendar has been nominated and agreed by the HTA Retail Suppliers Group and HTA Retail Management Group to ensure that it meets the needs of growers and retailers.

The full list of plants and celebrities that feature in the 2014 calendar are:

January - Helleborus - David Domoney 

February  -  Heathers - David Lindo 

March  -  Pansy/Violas - Esther Rantzen CBE 

April - Rhododendron - Frances Tophill 

May - Pelargonium - Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE 

June - Roses - Chris Collins 

July - Salvia - Pippa Greenwood 

August  - Hydrangea - Katie Melua 

September - Japanese Anemone - Jason Ingram 

October - Conifers - Alex Gregory MBE 

November - Trees - Christine Walkden 

December - Sarcoccoca - Mak Gilchrist 


TV Gardener

Urban Birder

TV Personality

ITV's Love Your Garden

TV Personality

Blue Peter Gardener

Gardener's World

Musician and singer

Gardener's World photographer

Team GB Olympic Gold Medal Rower

The One Show's Gardening expert

Founder of the Edible Busstop and former Chanel model

This year, each plant has a celebrity champion who will all give their unique perspective on the plant and why it’s their favourite in the garden.

For high resolution images of the plants and celebrities, please contact Cassie King in the HTA Media Office - cassie.king@the-hta.org.uk

Plant of the Month POS Packs can be ordered from Hortipak www.hortipak.co.uk

With thanks to David Domoney Ltd, W6 Garden Centre, Burston Nurseries, Majestic Trees, Royal Horticultural Society.

 



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