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Happy and Glorious at the Sandringham Flower Show

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Happy and Glorious pub sign for the Sandringham Flower ShowAdnams and Notcutts have designed and planted a celebratory garden within the Royal Marquee for the 135th Sandringham Flower Show. The 'Happy and Glorious' garden is inspired by the many celebrations - both at home and overseas - that took place to mark Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday. The garden, which will be open to the public from noon on Wednesday 27th July, combines the expertise of both Adnams and Notcutts. Blending two great British traditions - the garden party and the British pub - the garden is designed as a sociable and beautiful place where family and friends can relax and chat over a drink and a bite to eat. A table, supplied by Barlow Tyrie, is all set for The Queen's Birthday Celebration, including a lavishly decorated cake made by Jordan Phillips, one of Notcutt's restaurant Chefs, and celebratory glasses of Adnams Prosecco.

About the garden

The Happy and Glorious garden The team from Notcutts have selected a beautiful mix of plants, including a brand new variety of Chrysanthemum called 'Charlotte' which makes its debut at the Show. Nicky Dulieu, Chairman at Notcutts and Non-Executive Director at Adnams, explains the choice of planting for the garden. "The tall, structural canopy plants include birch trees, tree ferns and tall cone-shaped conifers. Our selected shrubs include a variety of mop-headed hydrangeas in blues, pinks and white, including many new varieties. We have used tall backdrop shrubs including hydrangea paniculata and other wall shrubs and we've planted hostas and ferns for the shady areas and grasses to add texture in the hotter, drier areas. Our summer perennial colour includes a wide range of big, bold colours (yellow, rich pink and orange) with species such as rubeckias, crocosmia, echinacea, leucanthemum and dahlias. No pub garden is complete without a hanging basket or two, and our baskets feature soft colours with white, pink and lilac bedding plants." The garden can be found within the Royal Marquee and will be open to the public from around 12 noon. The Sandringham Flower Show opens on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 9am and closes at 5pm. Tickets are £10 (children under 10 have free admission) and car parking is free. For more information, please visit The Sandringham Flower Show website. View photos of the creation of the garden taken by Adnams' Head of Design, Jess Turner on Flickr.   Nottcuts also produced a film of the build of our award-winning garden here:


Sarah Groves