WUC Horticulture Society supports medal-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

September 2021

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Writtle University College's Horticulture Society was delighted to assist designer Tom Hoblyn at the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Student Imogen Morsman approached Tom who requested planting assistance in the week before the opening of Chelsea.

His exciting new design, The Boodles Secret Garden, was inspired by the well-loved children's story by Frances Hodgson- Burnett.

Imogen contacted WUC's Horticulture Society and Gill Carter, Kerstin Tilley and Imogen herself volunteered to plant a show garden together with Tom and his team.

Kerstin said: "It was hard work, long hours, getting muddied and very wet and we loved every minute of it." 

The garden features naturalistic planting in the outer beds of Hydrangea paniculata, Rhus typhina, Miscanthus sinensis and spires of Verbena hastate.

A high, intricately carved, louvred oak wall contains jewel like plants. Acis autumnalis, Dahlia campanulata and Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae, introduce droplet structures and soft pink.

Tom Hoblyn won a Silver Gilt medal for the design. After the show, the planting will be donated to The Message Trust, a charity supporting families in the North of England.