Bretforton Garden Club

ON Thursday, March 5 members were enthralled listening to Leila Jackson from T3 Wall End Nursery talking to us about ‘The Show Circuit and Designing a Show Garden.’ Leila works in a family-run nursery in Herefordshire with her father and has developed a specialism in Abutilons, holding the National Collection. This has led to them taking part in the major RHS Shows, where they have won ‘gold’ awards a number of times and they will be exhibiting at Chelsea this year for the first time. People imagine the show circuit to be glamorous – it isn’t! There are many challenges but these are outweighed by the prestige and satisfaction of getting it right. Leila also explained her passion for growing and propagating which had led to a number of new varieties of Abutilons being developed, leaving members keen to acquire some of their own.

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