The organisers of Gardening Scotland are delighted to announce that New Hopetoun Gardens, Scotland's leading independent garden centre, has entered into a three-year deal to sponsor the show's famous Floral Hall.

Show garden created for Gardening Scotland 2011 by New Hopetoun GardensThe New Hopetoun Gardens Floral Hall will be filled with award-winning nurseries from across the UK, selling a huge range of top quality plants.

Dougal Philip and Lesley Watson, who own New Hopetoun Gardens and have in previous years created many medal-winning show gardens at the event, will create a display at the entrance to the Floral Hall where they can meet visitors and talk to them about the importance of using nectar-rich plants.

Dougal says: "Plants are absolutely essential to life on our planet and they influence the wellbeing of all of us. The Floral Hall contains the biggest range of garden plants in Scotland so it is very natural for us to support it."

Dougal Philip & Lesley WatsonMartin Dare, organiser of Gardening Scotland says: "New Hopetoun Gardens is an outstanding garden centre and Dougal Philip and Lesley Watson have contributed greatly to the success of the show in previous years through the creation of stunning show gardens.

"We are delighted that they are now to be sponsors of the Floral Hall and we look forward to a flourishing relationship with New Hopetoun Gardens."

Gardening Scotland 2012 will take place from Friday, 1st June until Sunday, 3rd June at The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

For more information visit www.gardeningscotland.com

Pictured above: Show garden created by Gardening Scotland 2011 by New Hopetoun Gardens (top image), and Dougal Philip & Lesley Watson, sponsors of the New Hopetoun Gardens Floral Hall at Gardening Scotland 2012 (bottom image).

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