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 : [% SET 'Lankon' AS_PRODUCT DRILLDOWN_LINK %] , [% SET 'Firebolt' AS_PRODUCT DRILLDOWN_LINK %] and Julie Fowlis, much to our delight all three were voted into the top twenty.
For 2012 we decided to only enter two varieties : Martagon Bethan Evans and Cream Tea, both were voted into the top twenty.
2013 again two varieties : Zirconia and [% SET 'Sweet Desire' AS_PRODUCT DRILLDOWN_LINK %], result, both were voted into the top twenty.
Our contestant for the 2014 competition : Jennifer Evans , voted into the top 20.
Our Competitor for 2015 'Twyford' one of our new 'Lotus Lilies', top 20.
2016, our contestant missed the deadline, hope to do better in 2017
For the 2017 show we entered our new L.napalense hybrid 'Yin', 'She' looked stunning in the top 20 !!