Guernsey’s Horticultural Credentials Exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show
In 2018 Guernsey will be cementing itself as a destination for gardeners and floral fans with its attendance at the Chelsea Flower Show.
VisitGuernsey will be supporting Guernsey resident and multiple Chelsea Gold Medallist Raymond Evison in his bid to achieve his 30th Gold Medal.
A renowned horticulturalist Evison has been awarded a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show a record 29 times for his Clematis flowers and this year will be using his Raymond Evison Clematis Exhibit to compete for his 30th media and promote the Guernsey Floral Festival.
The Guernsey Floral Festival runs from the 9 th – 17th June 2018 and showcases Guernsey’s flora and fauna from both Guernsey and its sister islands; Herm, Sark and Alderney. A programme of guided tours, expert talks, garden visits and even floral painting classes will be held over the course of the festival offering a fantastic chance for visitors to learn more about the islands’ and their horticulture.
Evison’s 30th medal attempt will see him showcasing a 140sqm exhibit featuring a contemporary seashore scene with three waves incorporating clematis flowers ‘floating’ on and underneath the waves and boats filled with clematis in flower, floating on a sea of blue clematis. All of the clematis displayed have been bred or developed in Guernsey in Evison’s internationally-renowned Guernsey Clematis Nursery.
Wendy Pedder from VisitGuernsey quotes: “Raymond is a fantastic ambassador for Guernsey. We are excited to be working with him to promote our wonderful island and floral offering to this mass audience of flower enthusiasts.”
Raymond added: "I am fortunate to live and have my business on such a beautiful Floral Island and am delighted to have the chance to work with VisitGuernsey to promote the Island to the world's gardeners."
For further information on the Guernsey Floral festival please visit www.visitguersney.com