Get Set For The 2010 Great Pavilion

  • 4 June 2021 4:56 pm


Birthdays, adventure, new plants, veteran showmen; get set for the 2010 Great Pavilion
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, 25-29 May.

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The return of vegetable guru Medwyn Williams, 100 maples for a 100th birthday and a major display promoting “Adventures in Gardening” are some of the highlights in the Great Pavilion at the 2010 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

After a five year absence Medwyns of Anglesey will return to RHS Chelsea with a display of over 45 vegetables, 75% of these will be grown in containers including pots, tubs, pipes and wheelie bins.

Hippopottering Maples, a family firm, will celebrate “Grandmother Hippo’s” 100th birthday at Chelsea (26 May), with a display of 100 maples. The feature will include traditional maples and new cultivars, including a miniature maple ‘Gibbons’.

It’s a double celebration for Raymond Evison who will be at his fiftieth Chelsea – he first helped stage an exhibit aged just 16 – and 2010 marks Guernsey Clematis Nursery’s 25th anniversary. Raymond will unveil Clematis Diamantina (TMEvipo039(N)), a free flowering blue-purple, compact double clematis, at the show.

Another anniversary of note is W Robinson & Son, whose display will highlight 150 years and five generations of vegetable cultivation. Four areas will highlight the nursery’s beginning (1860-1900); the war years, (1900-1920); The heyday of vegetables (1920-1960), reflecting the rising interest in allotments and today (1960 – 2010), with a modern display, including heritage varieties still grown by kitchen gardeners.

Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres, sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro, aims to promote discovery and enjoyment in gardening with its “Adventures in Gardening” display and prevent new gardeners from fearing failure through giving encouragement and advice. The exhibit will include a forum for exchanging knowledge and divulging tips.

The Great Pavilion is the jewel in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show crown and will again be home to around 100 spectacular displays of plants and showcase the very best in horticulture.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored M&G Investments, is the ultimate gardening event. The show takes place between 25-29 May and tickets always sell out