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AGS Events: RHS Show Westminster 13th February 2018

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Contribution from Jon Evans 19 February 2018, 19:59top / bottom of page

Last Tuesday I was invited up to Vincent Square to photograph the plants submitted for consideration by the Joint Rock Garden Committee at the RHS Early Spring Plant Fair.  In recent years this has been a difficult job, with up to twenty plants to photograph, in a limited time window between meetings of different committees in the same room.  This year there were just two plants, both exhibited by RBG Kew and brought by public transport, plus some stems of an unusual snowdrop with multiple flowers on each stem (I'm not sure who brought those).

Iris Nico

A hybrid iris created by Tony Hall, exhibited by RBG Kew, and awarded a Cultural Commendation for its grower (Kit Strange).

Iris Nico
Iris nusairensis x planifolia

Another hybrid iris, this time a chance seedling from a pod collected from Iris nusairensis at RBG Kew, which was awarded a Botanical Certificate.

Iris nusairensis x planifolia
Galanthus Kinky

An unusual snowdrop with multiple flowers on each stem (I'm not sure who brought these).

Galanthus Kinky
RHS Lindley Hall - A Celebration of Snowdrops

Having photographed these few plants, I was free to explore the show, shortly after opening.  The Lindley Hall was dominated by an artistic display of snowdrops, described as:

"A fascinating collection of rare and unusual Snowdrops will be on display in a unique hanging installation created by award garden designer Fiona Silk. The collection will feature Snowdrops on loan from specialist growers, esteemed galanthophiles and famous gardens and will include the story behind the owner’s choice."

RHS Lindley Hall - A Celebration of Snowdrops
Snowdrops in Flying Bags ???
Snowdrops in Flying Bags ???
The White Witch's Banquet Table ?
The White Witch's Banquet Table ?
Pressed Wildflower Photographs

Jane Anashka staged another display of her fascinating photographs of pressed wildflowers.

Pressed Wildflower Photographs

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