Two Record Breaking Gold Medal Winners Join Forces Again at Chelsea

The most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is once again teaming up with the most decorated garden designer in the show’s history, hoping to win a 73rd consecutive gold medal.
 
Hillier is now officially confirmed as an exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018. The company will once again enlist the expertise of garden designer Sarah Eberle, who has designed the Chelsea garden for Hillier since 2016.
 
Sarah has won 15 RHS gold medals, 9 of which were awarded at Chelsea, and is the most decorated designer in Chelsea history, having won gold in more categories than any other designer. She is also the first designer to achieve a ‘treble double’ of golds; three years in a row of two gold medals for her gardens, which she accomplished in 2017. She will be hoping to further that total with her 2018 Hillier design and help Hillier maintain its position as the record holder for consecutive gold medals at Chelsea, with a remarkable 72nd won at the 2017 show. 

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Plant care app smashes its crowdfunding target – by 137%

SmartPlant, the app that allows users to upload their plant collection and receive horticultural care advice has smashed its crowdfunding target by 137%
 
Supported by TribeFirst - the first dedicated crowdfunding support agency for startups and established brands – Smartplant’s campaign attracted more than 300 investors and raised more than £275k.
 
One surprise investor came in the form of renowned celebrity gardener, Diarmuid Gavin, recognisable from the BBC’s Gardeners' World and Home Front.
 
Commenting on the company’s successful raise, George Williams, CEO of SmartPlant said:
 
“SmartPlant's progress this year has been incredible, with the additional funds the app will be able to scale new heights and provide a service to its new partners and consumers that will transform the world of plant retail”

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Get your green gifts at Eden Project online this Christmas

Gorgeous gifts for gardeners are available to buy at www.edenprojectshop.com in time for Christmas.
 
There are colourful watering cans, tropical gloves and floral kneelers to add some glamour to gardening.
 
Highlights include:
 
Garden wildlife hamper £35 – contains everything you need to transform your garden into a wildlife haven, from wildflower seed bombs and a bug box to a hedgehog-feeding bowl and butterfly feeder.
 
Beepot mini planter £31.50 – gives solitary bees a safe place to nest as well as flowers to pollinate.

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