Silver-gilt medal for our show garden

“From the wild to the west”

Our show garden told the journey of a wild-collected seed takes as it traveled from its native environment in China and theHimalayas to our Cornish gardens here in the west.

Mountains provide the backdrop as the 19th Century Plant Hunters discover a seed at the foothills of theHimalayas. It is collected, named and packed for dispatch in their hut, which is made from timber and bamboo.

The seed then made its way across the ocean toEngland, where it is propagated and grown on to flower in the Great Gardens of Cornwall.

Having made its “journey” from the wild, the resulting flower is proudly displayed at the Spring Flower Show and, whilst ultimately the offspring are propagated and offered for sale in the plant centres and nurseries of gardens in the region.