Earlier this month, ConservatoryLand had the pleasure of sending three competition winners and one of their friends to the RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show.
As well as spending the whole day browsing through the many incredible displays, colourful gardens and beautiful landscapes – they were also awarded a night in The Chichester Hotel in Essex.
One of the winners – Rachel Whatmore – talked to us about her experience…
“It was a very enjoyable day,” she said. “Seeing a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was the highlight.”
Rachel and the other winners were treated to a number of fascinating demonstrations, including willow weaving and watercolour painting.
And they were even given the chance to purchase a couple of new items for their homes.
“I bought 3 ‘Pinball Wizard’ Allium bulbs to plant in my new garden when I move house,” Rachael said. “My parents bought a Chelsea wind-spinner and lots of unusual plants.
“I requested gardening advice on planting the Allium bulbs I bought.”
Rachel also spoke about what she saw during her time at the flower show, which she described as being “very pretty”.
“I especially liked the oversized terracotta pots, which were planted with a variety of flowers,” she said.
Take a look at the slideshow below which shows all of the pictures Rachel captured during the show and kindly provided to us.
The competition, which took place in July, saw 26 people compete on Pinterest by designing their very own ‘Dream Summer Garden’.
Laura Rangeley, who blogs on Mashtun and Meow, was the official judge of the competition and was delighted to be involved.
She said that she had been “inspired”, and that that it had “proven that you don’t need an enormous garden to create a beautiful space”.
As well as picking the main winners, Laura was also responsible for choosing five runners-up – who all received a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
One of those was Caro Shrives, who was absolutely thrilled to receive her prize.
She described the bouquet on her blog as being “a visual treat from the moment it arrived”.
“A slim elegant box opened to reveal carefully picked and packed roses, lisianthus (new to me), eucalyptus and limonium with a card giving tips on the arranging and care of the flowers. And a relevant quote hidden under the flowers. Gorgeous.”
Emma Herian was another runner-up who was delighted with her prize and shared a stunning image of the flowers onto her Instagram account.
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