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29 May 17 by Claire in Latest News

Grassroots Client Win at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Sometime before Christmas 2016 I started talking to a friend who worked for the HTA about RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I was hoping to get a newly developed plant from my client, Suttons, into Chelsea Flower Show ! As luck would have it, she was working on a stand for renown horticulturalist, Peter Seabrook.

He had linked up with the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association) to create a Chelsea garden celebrating his 50th anniversary of writing for The Sun newspaper.

And so it was after a lot of juggling, that Suttons fantastic new Dwarf Mulberry Bush, Charlotte Russe appeared on his stand called 40 Sunbury Rd in the Great Pavilion this May. He was so enamoured of it’s credentials it was entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of The Year award. As was Suttons Edelweiss Blossom of Snow, showcased by Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries. I was delighted when out of 34 entries from the Great Pavilion Exhibitors, BOTH plants were shortlisted.

Imaging my joy when the Dwarf Mulberry Bush then went on to WIN RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year 2017!

Given it is a true dwarf, growing to 1.5 m max and hence ideal for container-growing, is self -fertile and seed free it has much appeal. Because it fruits in its’ first year and thereafter on old and new wood, you won’t have to wait years to enjoy the delicious fruits. I am not at all surprised it won. I’ve bought some due for delivery in September and look forward to Mulberry pies and Mulberry Gin! Yummy!

Limited stock available , (the first release sold out on the day of Launch at the Garden Media Press Event in February!) so pre-order at Suttons

Suttons MD, David Robinson, BBC Allotment Challenge Winner, Rob Smith and Gavin Shaw, plant Developer from Suttons on Peter Seabrooks’ Stand at RHS Chelsea with the Plant Of The Year Winner-Dwarf Mulberry Bush-Charlotte Russe

David Robinson, Suttons MD , delighted to win RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2017 with Dwarf Mulberry Bush -Charlotte Russe

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Thank you so much for an inspirational evening on Tuesday. We thoroughly enjoyed your talk and your enthusiasm.
I have a very new garden and hopefully with the promised better weather this weekend will be out measuring my square metres!
It was a most interesting and enjoyable evening, many thanks Sincerely Barbara on behalf of the club

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It was lovely to meet you at the Yarty Gardening Club on Thursday evening. A fascinating talk on 125 years celebrating Kings Seed and how you brought everything together for the chelsea flower show at such short notice and won gold! Amazing accomplishment. 

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What a fascinating and interesting talk you gave us last night! Thank you so much for telling us about your Chelsea adventures with Kings Seeds and how seed growing has evolved over the years. The club members found it most entertaining and informative.

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