At BBC Gardeners’ World Live, organisers acknowledged the nurseries and growers who have exhibited at BBC Gardeners’ World Live for the past twenty-five years. Each received a bespoke Moorcroft pottery vase, hand painted with detailing of Rose ‘Gardeners’ Gold’, as launched by Harkness Roses at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 to celebrate half a century of BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.
The nine nurseries were each presented with their vase by garden writer and journalist Peter Seabrook:
- Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery Cooks Garden Centre
- Craig House Cacti
- Dibleys Nurseries
- Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
- Hippopottering Japanese Maple Nursery
- Lockyer’s Fuchsias
- Potash Nurseries
- Roualeyn Fuchsias
Elsewhere in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018, scores of top awards were announced. For the second time in three years, Mendip Bonsai Studios won the Geoff Hamilton Award for the best exhibit in the Floral Marquee, Stonebarn landscapes took home the award for Best Display of Summer Plants for their spectacular Dahlia display, and Cooks Garden Centre was awarded Best Retail Area in the Floral Marquee.
Bob Sweet, Horticultural Director for BBC Gardeners’ World Live, said: “We are so pleased to have been able to celebrate with those who’ve demonstrated such immense dedication and support for the Show since it started, with our Moorcroft award. To top that off with an increase in the proportion of nurseries achieving our top tier of awards, 59% this year compared to 54% last year, shows how the trade are thoroughly committed to the event and are pulling out all the stops to deliver fantastic displays and create enjoyable retail opportunities for visitors.”