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John Woods Nurseries are Silver-Gilt Flora winners at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2011

by Sarah - June 17th, 2011.
Filed under: Garden Shows.

John Woods Nurseries’ wins Silver-Gilt Flora at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2011

John Woods Nurseries, the Suffolk-based supplier of plants to garden centres and retail nurseries across the UK, has won a Silver-Gilt Flora award for its Flora pro.activ Show Garden at this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live. This was one of only two Silver-Gilt Flora awards presented at the event, and follows the Silver-Gilt Flora the company picked up for the Fruitful Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.

The award winning garden was designed by Paul Baines MSGD, the Flora pro.activ Heart Healthy Garden is inspired by the outdoor space created by John Woods Nurseries for interior design expert and Flora pro.activ brand ambassador, Linda Barker.

Designed for an urban setting, The Flora pro.activ Heart Healthy Garden features a pleached hornbeam hedge along the third boundary and gives a feeling of privacy. Providing shade is a fabric sail that floats over the garden’s terrace. The result is an enclosure in which a sumptuous and colourful array of plants can thrive. The garden was constructed by specialist landscape firm Vandenberg-Hider.

Speaking from the event, John Lord, managing director at John Woods Nurseries, said, “We’re thrilled to have won two Silver-Gilt Flora awards in as many months. The Flora pro.activ Show Garden represents our interpretation of the considerable health benefits of gardening through a colourful variety of plants, shrubs, trees, roses, perennials, ferns, grasses, climbers and hedges. This award is for everyone at John Woods Nurseries as well as Paul Baines and the team at Vandenberg-Hider.”

The Flora pro.activ Show Garden can be found on Stand GA14 at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live, which runs until 19 June at the NEC, Birmingham. For full event details, visit