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Discover Scottish Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show 2017


This year we are exhibiting for the first time at RHS Chelsea Flower Show from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th of May. We will be representing Scotland’s magnificent collection of gardens, nurseries and garden related businesses to showcase the nation’s outstanding horticulture and plant diversity.

By plotting our 130 members on a giant map of Scotland and with a backdrop of the country’s stunning natural landscape and horticultural wonders, Discover Scottish Gardens’ stand will make for a visually striking experience.

To tell Scotland’s story, there will be an eye-catching display of blue poppies (Meconopsis), a Himalayan native that is widely seen as one of Scotland’s national flowers as it grows exceptionally well north of the border as opposed to south. This forms part of Discover Scottish Gardens’ exhibition theme and perfectly showcases the rich variety of plant species that uniquely thrive in Scotland’s gardens.

Come and say hello to Discover Scottish Gardens’ members who will be there to further inspire you to visit Scotland sometime soon and to discover Scottish Gardens.  They will be wearing exclusive Isle of Skye tartan garments made by Edinburgh-based designers Totty Rocks whose designs have been worn by Kate Moss, America Ferrera, Lorraine Kelly, Sandi Thom and Scotland’s First Minister.

A number of gardens kindly contributed images for the short film. The image of the beautiful blue poppies and cascading burn were taken at Dawyck Botanic Garden in the Borders while the roses were photographed at Carolside Garden and the herbaceous border at Portmore. The photograph of the exotic tree ferns is of Logan Botanic Garden in Dumfries and Galloway and the blue pond against the mountainous background is Benmore Botanic Garden in Argyll. The floral garden and mountains is an image of Attadale Garden in the Highlands and the quintessential Scottish scene is a view at Inverewe Gardens, the award winning NTS garden.

Thanks to Ruth Maclellan for the Meconopsis image, provided by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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