H.W.Hyde & Son - Specialist Lily Growers

Chelsea Gold Medal Winners 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Autumn bulbs


We have just started adding more varieties to our Autumn catalogue, soon many more varieties of Narcissus, Muscari, Alliums and Crocus will be available.

Chelsea 2015 Gold number 11


Exhibit number eleven at Chelsea and we have maintained our perfect record of winning Gold Medals. This years display was constructed of fiver big beds of growing plants.

New Lilies for 2015


For 2015 we have many new introductions, details of which are now listed. Roselily bulbs proved very popular in 2014, more varieties are available in 2015, plus our range of Lotus Lilies. If you want really tall lilies why not give some of our new Longiflorum hybrids a try. Apart from many new varieties we have also greatly increased our range of 'Collections', these are a good way to try out a range of varieties, at a reduced price.

From the end of April we are too busy to ship Lily bulbs, but they can still be ordered for collection from shows. Our next show is the The Hampton Court Flower Show June 30th - July 5th  .

For a couple of years we have had our eyes on (3080-267) Fusion, well for 2015 we can finally offer bulbs, it is the first every Longiflorum x pardalinum hybrid. (pictured alongside)

The Queens Diamond Jubilee Award 2012


At this years Chelsea flower Show we were awarded our 8 th 'Chelsea Gold Medal and ' The Queens Diamond Jubilee Award' for the best Exhibit in the Grand Pavilion. Sarah received the award from The Queen on the Monday afternoon, a great honor. Here at H W Hyde & Son we take great pride in being the UK's top specialist Lily growers. Every year we run trials of the very newest varieties of both Lilies and Tulips, only the very best of these get included in our catalogue, tulip bulbs and martagon lily bulbs are supplied in the Autumn. Most other varieties of lilies are supplied in the Spring

During the year we exhibit at the top flower shows in the UK and our displays are made from flowers grown at our own nursery. So far we have a perfect record at the World famous 'Chelsea Flower Show', winning gold every time.

The 'Chelsea Plant of the Year' competition


The 'Chelsea Plant of the Year Competition' was first contested in 2010, since then it has been run every year. Exhibitor's in the floral marquee can enter as many new plants as they wish, but only the top twenty are selected to go forward for the award. In 2010 we had planned to enter  Lily Allen, but we missed the deadline !

In 2011 we entered three varieties : Lankon , Firebolt and Julie Fowlis , much to our delight all three were voted into the top twenty.

For 2012 we decided to only enter two varieties : Bethan Evans and Cream Tea, both were voted into the top twenty.

Last year it was again two varieties : Zirconia and Sweet Desire, result both were voted into the top twenty.

Our contestant for the 2014 competition  : Jennifer Evans 

Our Competitor for 2015 'Twyford' one of our new 'Lotus Lilies'

Recent additions to our catalogue

Currently most popular bulbs

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