Thursday, 9 July 2009

Hart Cannas win prize and acclaim

The Hart Canna stand at Hampton Court
Congratulations are due to Keith and Christine Hayward, having just won a silver-gilt medal at the Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Flower Show. The theme of the stand was a recent trip that they made to Argentina searching for Canna species and cultivars.

Christine with the President of the RHS
El Christine with Toby Buckland of Gardeners World fame

Christine, Matthew Biggs, Keith

On the first day they had many VIP visitors, including the President of the RHS, along with TV presenters Richard Jackson and Toby Buckland, not forgetting Radio presenter Matthew Biggs (dressed as William Lobb, Victorian plant collector), and editors of 3 gardening magazines, and finally Gerald Howarth, the Government Shadow Defence Secretary (who happens to live in Farnborough, and looked them up). Christine enjoyed herself meeting with them all, and also got them to sign their visitor's book.
King Henry VIII and his 6 wives are also at the show, Keith thinks that they are there all week . Monday was hot, but Tuesday was heavy rain so they were glad to be in a marquee.

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