Published: 06 August 2015
Great show in the New Forest
This years show was popular with visitors with record numbers of visitors attending
In the Flower Show marquees the range of horticultural expertise on display ranged from fruit and vegetables grown to matching perfection, sweet peas with stunning fragrance and floral arrangements to delight, and challenge the eye.

A small selection of the commercial display stands is shown in the images below.

Editor Chris Allen presents the People’s Choice Award for the best display in the Flower Show to Nesta from Jacques Amand .  John Penny the Flower Show Chairman is on the right of the group.
The international plant and bulb specialists put on a spectacular display of cut flowers representing a small selection from their range of saleable plants
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The Academy of Floristry is based in Bournemouth and offers a range of workshops and short courses plus City & Guilds diplomas from level 2 up to the level 5 Master Diploma in Professional floristry.  For more details:

Outside Water is a landscape company specialising in designing and creating water features for private and commercial clients, these range from small bespoke water features, ornamental pools, wildlife ponds and bog gardens to open air plunge pools complete with planting schemes.
Leigh Instone also offers professional renovation and maintenance services for existing sites.
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Gilberts Dahlias is at Gilberts Nursery near Romsey in Hampshire where the incredible range of dahlia varieties are grown and dispatched from. Saleable plants are available as rooted cutting, garden ready potted plants or tubers during the dormant season, all are available by mail order or collection from the nursery. To see Nick’s stunning display should encourage every plant lover to want to buy a plant or two and reap the rewards of these wonderful showy plants that come in such dramatic colours and shapes and sizes.
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Based in Birdham near Chichester ‘Leesa’s not just Alpines’ is a small independent nursery specialising in growing a wide range of alpine plants. Leesa Barrett displayed a range of her quality home grown plants in attractive stone and brick containers plus an interesting selection on her sales table for visitors to buy.
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Reported by Chris Allen  

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