Hampton Court 2020 (Cancelled)

We were looking forward to attending the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in July, due to Covid-19 the RHS intially decided to postpone the show until September, which would have still been a lovely time to exhibit our Plant Heritage, National Collection of Fuchsias, introduced by James Lye. On 15th June, the RHS announced that due to the continued uncertainty about events amid the ongoing Covid-19 situation, they had made the difficult decision to cancelled the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, supported by Viking. The RHS have are planning to hold the show in 2021 (5-11 July). In READ MORE

Harper & Debbage wins Silver at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 2017

Harper and Debbage (owners of the James Lye Fuchsia Collection) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Silver award for it’s second exhibit of our Plant Heritage, National Plant Collection of Fuchsia Cultivars introduced by James Lye at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4th to 9th July) 2017. Our concept this year was to exhibit some of the Fuchsias from the collection in a simple display and provide a range of interpretation panels highlighting key facts about James Lye, including his family (a number of his cultivars are named after his daughters), His career READ MORE

The Witan Global Growth Garden

By chance we met with the garden designer Jane Bailey, of Jane Bailey Garden Design, at the Suffolk Plant Heritage Plant Fair in May 2016.   We discussed suitable fuchsias for the garden she was designing for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, where the majority of plants had to have an edible element to them and could be grown in most parts of the UK.  Fuchsia magellanica ‘Riccartonii’ and F. splendens were already on her planting list. Discussions followed after the Plant Fair and we agreed to supply some additional Fuchsias for the show garden being, Fuchsia procumbens, Fuchsia magellanica ‘Thompsonii’ READ MORE

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 – Bronze Award

For the first time we exhibited a floral display of our Plant Heritage, National Plant collection of Fuchsia cultivars introduced by James Lye at the Royal Horticultural Society,  Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July (5th – 10th) 2016. Our concept for our first ever RHS Show exhibit was to display some of the National Plant Collection of Fuchsia cultivars introduced by James Lye, on a traditional tiered staging in Victorian clay pots.  We were keen to display the plants in a natural (untrained) habit, in different stages of flower so that visitors could see how the fuchsias would grow READ MORE

Filming for BBC2 – Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

In the build-up to RHS Hampton we were contacted by BBC Researchers, who wanted to film our exhibit at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as we were first time exhibitors.  On the Wednesday before Press Day we were contacted to be informed that we were going to be filmed on Press Day and that the interview would be with Rachel de Thame, who co-presents the BBC’s annual coverage of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, as part of the Royal Horticultural Society output on BBC Two. When we arrived at the Showground on Monday morning, keen not to interrupt the Judges, READ MORE

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – We are pleased to announce that the Collection will be exhibiting for the first time in the Floral Marquee at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 5 – 10 July 2016, as part of the Plant Heritage displays highlighting the diverse range of National Plant Collections. [The full press release is available here] (19 December 2015) READ MORE

Student from Easton and Otley College completes the Diploma in Horticulture (Level 2) following his work placement with the Collection

Jordan Allison from Easton and Otley College has been working with the Collection since September 2014 as part of his Diploma in Horticulture (Level 2). The final event of Jordan’s time with the Collection was our display at the Royal Norfolk Show. Since September, Jordan has been working towards the Show. He starting with planning the display, this was followed by propagating and growing the display plants, as well as plants to sell over the 2 day show. Jordan prepared and gathered the equipment needed to stage the display and attended both days helping answer questions and assisting with plant READ MORE

Royal Norfolk Show – 2015

Royal Norfolk Show success – The Collection staged its first ever judged horticultural display at the Royal Norfolk Show, which was held on the 1st & 2nd of July. The display was built on the 30th of June, with the help of Jordan Allison, a student from Easton and Otley College, ahead of judging which took place on the morning of the 1st of July. The display received a ‘Floral Bronze Medal‘. [The full press release is available here] (7 July 2015) READ MORE