25 February 2017
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Flower Bed Competition


The National Flower Bed Competition

Ball Colegrave are the official supporter of the National Flower Bed Competition at RHS Tatton Flower Show with the Royal Horticultural Society. We are committed to the Parks and Amenity sector, working closely with Plant Breeders to develop new, innovative varieties and improvements on existing varieties that give real garden performance. We supplied 125,200 plug plants for this year’s competition.

Conwy’s Butterfly Garden Best in Show

The National Flower Bed Competition celebrated its 10th Anniversary at Tatton Park this year with an explosion of colour and creativity.

The Competition has become an industry showcase, demonstrating the talents of plantsmanship and design, and reflects the unique heritage and personality of our Parks and Gardens.

Conwy County Borough Council was thrilled to receive a Gold Medal and Best in Show for its ‘Butterfly Garden’. Celebrating the county’s sites of natural beauty, the bed represented Conwy’s areas of ecological interest and those which encourage biodiversity. Two large butterflies made from vibrant flowers adorned the eye catching display bed. Dichondra Emerald Falls was combined with Marigold Durango Orange, Red, Tangerine and Yellow to frame the butterfly. “This was only Conwy County Borough Councils third consecutive year at Tatton Park”, said Peter Barton-Price of Conwy County Borough Council. “The Parks team, both at the showground and back in the county, worked so hard to make our entry a success and to try and gain a gold standard. But to be awarded best in show was a real wow, and we were all over the moon”. He continued, ”This is a prestigious event and its great to be able to take part with all the other local authorities, meet new people and make some good friends. We have all enjoyed the experience that the National Flower Bed Competition gives.”

A Yellow Submarine, a Tank, and even a Motorway provided some worthy competition to the serene wildlife. Newcastle Under Lyme, Preston City Council, Stoke-On-Trent City Council and Vale Royal Borough Council also received Gold Medals for their excellent designs.

“It is wonderful to see Ball Colegrave varieties used to their full potential. We offer our congratulations to all the team involved in this year’s National Flower Bed Competition,” says Stuart Lowen of Ball Colegrave Ltd.

Ball Colegrave has become synonymous with Tatton, and thanks to its support, the RHS National Flower Bed Competition provides local authorities with a once a year opportunity to demonstrate the extent of their expertise and put their local area on the map.

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