We’re teaming up with RHS Garden Hyde Hall to create a fabulous garden for an event this summer, aptly named Floral Fantasia. We’re transforming an area of the well-known RHS site near Chelmsford in Essex into a magnificent floral exhibition, showcasing many varieties of bedding plants.
Over four months from June to September, visitors will see thousands of summer bedding plants displayed in beds, pots and hanging baskets in and around the Floral Fantasia garden.
The theme of the event is ‘Inspiring Gardeners Old and New’ and aims to provide visitors with inspiration to create floral impact in their own gardens.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Head of Site, Ian Le Gros, says:
I’m delighted to welcome Floral Fantasia to Hyde Hall for the first time and it’s been great to work with Thompson & Morgan on this project. It will provide a dazzling display during the summer months and will surely inspire novice and seasoned gardeners, both old and young, to have a go at growing themselves.
Bedding plants are simple to grow and add instant impact to your garden be it in baskets and pots or as gap-fillers for your border, so by the time our visitors have seen the display, they will hopefully go home buzzing with ideas for their own gardens.”
Our own Head of New Product Development, Peter Freeman adds:
We’re thrilled to be working with RHS Garden Hyde Hall to design and create the T&M Floral Fantasia garden. I think it will be one of the highlights of the summer in the East of England! We will be planting many traditional summer favourites, as well as a selection of our new introductions some of which are exclusive to Thompson & Morgan.
We’re particularly excited about our new and exclusive sunflower, Sunbelievable™ which will be on display in borders and pots. There will certainly be tons of inspiration for visitors to take home with them!”
Floral Fantasia at RHS Garden Hyde Hall runs from 1st June to 30th September 2018.
To view our extensive range of bedding plants, go to www.thompson-morgan.com/bedding-plants
For more information on Floral Fantasia at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this summer go to
About the RHS
Founded in 1804, the RHS is a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. It aims to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and is committed to making the UK a greener and more beautiful place. The charity’s core objective is to be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture.
Sonia works at Thompson & Morgan in the role of press and communications officer. She is a self-proclaimed ‘reluctant’ gardener and is generally amazed if anything flourishes in her garden. Sonia has a ‘hands off’ approach to gardening and believes that this helps to encourage bees, butterflies and other wildlife. (That’s her excuse anyway!)
absolutely excellent. A truly sumptuous feast of colour and variety
I would like to know which plants slugs and snails don’t like! I have a large number of both. I have animals and two grandchildren under three so I don’t put “killers” down. I would welcome any information you give me. And then can order appropriately. Thank you
Today we visited your garden at Hyde Hall – it was really beautiful. Where can the plastic pots with built in bases you used be purchased please. Ann
Glad to hear you enjoyed the garden, it’s been a labour of love getting it all planted for us all!
The patio pots that we use come in 3 different styles, they can be found here: https://search.thompson-morgan.com/search?w=patio%20pot&asug=
I hope that’s ok
All the best
Looking forward to it,good to have something in east Anglia.
Will definitely come and visit during this time. My daughter in law is very exited about this.