Plant displays to make you say 'wow'

A rainbow of colour awaited visitors in the Floral Marquee, with an array of stunning displays

Visitor admires floral display
The Floral Marquee was brimming with colour and style and packed a punch wherever visitors looked.

With more than 100 exhibitors, including Plant Heritage, it was the perfect place to shop for new and unusual plants and get advice from the nursery experts who grow them. Here are a few stands that caught our eye in 2019.

Stand to attention

Even the most weather-worn gardener couldn't fail to be impressed by the perfection of the alliums on this display. Flower stems stood like soldiers on parade gathered in groups and arranged in very on-trend grey, metal trays.

Exhibited by WS Warmenhoven 

Show me a rainbow

Visitors saw all the colours of the rainbow from fabulous gladioli and dahlias. Not only were the stems perfectly grown, but they were also artfully arranged to show each cultivar at its best.

Exhibited by Pheasant Acre Plants

Stylish succulents

An inspiring way of showing how succulents with their unusual leaf shapes and colours can be grown in a selection of different containers. The large shallow bowls were perfect for these drought-loving plants while vertical planting allowed visitors to appreciate them in a fresh, new way.

Exhibited by Surreal Succulents  

Collection perfection

Beautifully showing off the nursery's National Plant Collection of Achillea millefolium (yarrow), this display was a living catalogue. It was a great way to appreciate and be amazed at the range of colours and heights of these easy-to-grow garden favourites.

Exhibited by John Cullen Gardens

Feature plants for your borders

Dramatic foxtail lilies (Eremurus) in peach, orange, white and yellow, dominated this display of plants, all of which were grown from bulbs. Also standing tall were less colourful but equally impressive alliums. Tiny cyclamen and a range of other unusual flowers added to a fascinating display. 

Exhibited by Jacques Amand International

Amazing alpines for small spaces

This display was perfect for visitors thinking they didn't have enough space to grow plants. Even the smallest balcony had room for one of the hypertufa troughs this nursery specialises in, planting with alpines that have a diverse range of flower colours and foliage types.

Exhibited by Rotherview

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