Hillier Win Their 70th Consecutive RHS Chelsea Gold
DescriptionHillier at Chelsea 2015
Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres have clinched a record 70th Gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, securing the nursery’s status as the most successful exhibitor in the history of the 102-year-old show.
This is a remarkable 50th Chelsea Gold for 74-year old Ricky Dorlay, who has coaxed 4000 trees and plants to the point of perfection yet again. “I am absolutely thrilled – and a bit emotional!” says Ricky. “You never take anything for granted, so it is absolutely wonderful news.”
And it’s a 25th Chelsea Gold for Hillier Managing Director and Chelsea designer, Andy McIndoe. “We are absolutely delighted to have won our 70th consecutive Gold. It’s a fantastic achievement!” says Andy. “I am delighted not only for the team from this year but also for everyone who has worked on Hillier stands over the years. It is a great thrill for both the regular crew and for the Chelsea newcomers.”
HM The Queen visited the Hillier Exhibit during her visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show yesterday, where she met Ricky Dorlay, John Hillier, Andy McIndoe and Rosamond McIndoe.
Staged in partnership with Beazley, specialist Lloyds insurers, the Hillier Chelsea Exhibit takes the theme of ‘Crossing Continents’, illustrating how plants from across the world have become classics of British gardens. Andy’s design created a series of beautiful interlinking gardens taking visitors around the world without leaving the showground! Press Day saw florists Okishima & Simmonds create a sensational floral dress to celebrate the ‘Crossing Continents’ theme.