Chelsea, Chelsea! Rising Stars

Chelsea, Chelsea! Rising Stars

Westland Horticulture and the Rising Stars Programme are getting ready to exhibit at next week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A total of three Rising Stars will be taking part and have created a specially planted container to exhibit.

The Rising Stars themselves will also be travelling to Chelsea on Thursday, May 25 to tell the story of their container, which is based around the theme of‘unusual containers’. The containers will take pride of place in the ’40 Sunbury Road’ garden in the Great Pavilion.

The garden has been created by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. It aims to create a typical modest suburban back garden that consumers can relate to, whilst at the same time inspire and provide some new and interesting ideas that could easily be copied.

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One of the Rising Stars, Emma Blackmore from Bents Garden Centre in Preston, commented: “I will be using a kettle barbeque as the container with a mini garden inside. This will be planted with a selection of alpines, ferns and grasses, some lovely pebbles to give it a landscaped look and some bunting to give a real sense of celebration.”

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. Not only will they have the opportunity to experience another element of the horticulture industry, but they will also be able to be part of the most important

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