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GOLD!!!

To-the-point, I thought to myself while choosing a title to this post!  We’ve got a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower show and we’re all a little bit excited!

The display looks fantastic and I would like to say a public ‘well-done’ to Ben Stokes, Luke Lucas and Simon Pugh-Jones who made up the set up team.  They’ve put a lot of effort in and it shows!

For those of you already asking yourselves when we’ll be on TV, we’re being filmed tomorrow (Wednesday) and could be on any time after that, though we’re 90% sure it will be the Wednesday show.

Photos Follow:

The prayer flags are visible from all over the pavilion!
The prayer flags are visible from all over the pavilion!
The Flow makes up the center piece of the display
The Flow makes up the center piece of the display

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Chelsea Gold

Today the Judging commenced at the Chelsea flower show where the orchid project won a Gold award. Currently no word has filtered back from London as to which category we won in, but updates will soon follow as word comes through!

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Flows and flags!

Just received correspondence from the Chelsea set up team! They inform me that the flow cabinet is up and in place as are the prayer flags that surround our display. Technology and plants go on tomorrow.

I don’t know about you, but this news makes me even more eager to get up there and see it! I’m going up with my camera on Tuesday. Look forward to providing photos then!

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Set, ready and Go!

That’s it then. The van’s packed, the trailer is packed and we’re all ready for a busy, fun and hopefully profitable week at Chelsea.

If you are lucky enough to be coming to Chelsea then we look forward to seeing you there! If not, you can get up-to-date information all week, right here!

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Chelsea 09

The chelsea countown begins! Well, we’ve been preparing for a long time, but it’s really close when the count down is in single figures!

The design team have come up with a brilliant design for the display that should be as good as ever, maybe even better.  The lab team have now got several piles of seedlings for sale at chelsea including Cymbidium whitea – our flagship species in Sikkim.  There should be a full list here by the end of the week.

It’s all go from here!

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