Native wild flowers supplied by British Wild Flower Plants (BWFPs) have helped The Fenland Alchemist Garden take 'best in show' in the Courtyard category at this year's Chelsea.
Designed by Stephen Hall and Jane Besser for Giles Landscapes the garden provides the ingredients for the ancient art of alchemy as practised in the fens.
Wild strawberry, Hedge Woundwort, Marjoram, Woad and Cow Parsley as well as native Columbine, Wild Parsnip and Wild Celery were all commissioned and grown at BWFPs' nursery in Norfolk
Ian Forster, BWFPs' marketing manager says that the most interesting plant supplied for the garden was an enormous native Hop destined to grow up the shed. "By the time it reached Chelsea the plant needed a pot 3 ft across and its tentacles were six to eight feet high," he revealed.
BWFPs also supplied Birmingham City Council's Generation garden 'Credit Munch', which was awarded Silver Gilt.
For further information contact BWFPs on Tel: 01603 716675 or visit their website at: www.wildflowers.co.uk